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If Amazon picks Detroit: Cable cars over the river and other possibilities

October 31, 2017 |

Let’s dream a little.

If Amazon were to pick Detroit and Windsor as the site for its new second headquarters, we might one day see a cable car spanning the Detroit River connecting Amazon’s buildings in … Read More

Report Explores Technology’s Role in CRE Trends

October 27, 2017 |

Possibilities include wi-fi ads, multi-building green planning, even drone high-rises. The bank’s latest report details what’s still to come and what the industry’s disruptors will be.

The recently released 90-page report “Real Trends: The Future of Real Estate in the … Read More

Demolition to start on Northland Center site in Southfield

October 26, 2017 |
  • Dore & Associates to start demolishing Northland Center building Thursday
  • Land to be redeveloped is on Amazon HQ2 potential site list
  • Macy’s building to be left standing; underground tunnels may be preserved

Demolition at the vacant Northland Center … Read More

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

October 25, 2017 |

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.

Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified … Read More

Bloomberg’s new London HQ rated world’s most sustainable office

October 24, 2017 |

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London scored a 98.5% against the latest BREEAM sustainability rating scheme—making it the world’s most sustainable office building, as designed. Certified BREEAM Outstanding with its design-stage score, the Foster + Partners-designed project uses 73% less water and 35% … Read More

A Michigan facility is the nation’s epicenter for testing self-driving cars

October 24, 2017 |

The race is on to develop connected and automated vehicles (CAV) that are viable and affordable. The road to this goal is not a simple one, though. While Silicon Valley is working on the software side of the challenge, the U.S. … Read More

Driverless Cars Will Open the Door to a Building Spree

October 19, 2017 |
  • Autonomous vehicles will drive construction, MIT study says
  • A glut of land could initially slow appreciation downtown

It’s 2027 (or 2037) and the age of the self-driving car. City-dwellers have traded … Read More

Michigan is turning into a self-driving car testing ground

October 17, 2017 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On the outskirts of the University of Michigan campus, there’s a sight that instantly shows how much the area has changed: A sensor-connected car steered by an Xbox controller roams the streets of what is known … Read More