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Building information modeling, or BIM, is sharply reducing the design time, construction costs and budget overruns on infrastructure projects — as well as construction projects in general. It also brings a higher degree of precision to design and construction. Future iterations of BIM will bring even more benefits to civil engineering and construction. For more on this topic we turn to Terry Bennett, the senior industry strategist for civil infrastructure at Autodesk.
What is a 24-hour city compared with a 9-to-5 city? Did you know that downtown office buildings in 24-hour cities produce investment returns that are more than 150 percent higher than 9-to-5 cities? Hugh F. Kelly, professor at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, has authored a new book titled “24 Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises,” which elaborates on these topics and many others. He joins us to discuss many of the highlights contained in his latest piece of research on urban settings and real estate.
The Bank of Japan enters a brave, new monetary frontier. In January it implemented a 10 basis point negative interest rate policy for new deposits from banks. Reporter Benjamin Cole explains the situation.
An interview with Richard C. Wilson, author of The Family Office Book: Investing Capital for the Ultra-Affluent. Wilson works with single- and multi-family offices and the ultra-wealthy. His team at the G.T.C. Institute operates the 40,000-member Family Offices Group association, the Qualified Family Office Professional training program, and writes a newsletter titled “Family Office Monthly.”
An interview with contributing reporter Anna Robaton who wrote the cover story for the December 2012 edition of The Institutional Real Estate Letter — Americas. The story is a forecast of what the institutional real estate industry might expect in 2013.