Posts Tagged: real

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 »

LGS Inc. Launches PermitLogix.com The PermitLogix team has combined web management and mapping technologies to bring an easy to use service for all local government development permit and application requirements. We have truly created a product for the Gov. 2.0 era. In 2010, LGS Inc. successfully launched the Local Information Utility Cloud GIS for small… 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 »

Being Vulnerable

Even typing the word vulnerable puts me into a quiet, soft mood—not normally the way most people would describe me. In a world where we are taught that harm lurks around every corner and we need to watch our backs, the last thing we want is to be vulnerable. Yet, what kind of world have… 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 »

Keeping it Real, New York Style

When I announced I would be moving to New York City for graduate school, I received the predictable responses. “It’s so dangerous!” “You’ll get mugged!” “You’ll get shot!” And of course, “New Yorkers are so rude!” Once transplanted, it didn’t take me long to discover that New Yorkers are in fact, not rude. They’re simply… Read more »