Posts Tagged: Estate

GSA Deploys Appian-Based Federal Lease Mgmt Platform

The General Services Administration has implemented an Appian-based web application built to help the agency manage federal property leases. GSA Real Estate Exchange is based on Appian’s business process management platform and works to simplify the leasing process for government agencies, Appian said Tuesday. According to the company, GSA will use the technology to monitor… Read more »

Demystifying Economic Development’s relationship with Commercial Property

Which comes first, jobs or space? Most people think economic development is foremost about jobs—but employers need space before they can offer jobs. This chicken-and-egg dynamic has many communities re-examining the relationship between economic development and commercial property. Here are three powerful reasons for economic development pros to make commercial real estate a bigger priority:… Read more »

Mortgage Securitization – explained and how it factored in the financial crisis

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-060.pdf Thanks to Ezra Klein’s blog on washingtonpost.com for the link – the paper is a great read (once you get past the economics) to understand exactly the mortgage back securites (MBS) market fell apart – essentially it was due to (1) bad assumptions of defalut rates, (2) poor ratings of each MBS pool by… Read more »