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Paul Gerard Farina -- The Hot and Cold Truth

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I recently sat down with Boston based empire owner, Paul Gerard Farina. He is the owner of Farina Corporation, the leading HVAC firm in city since 1958.

Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings

Marianne Cusato | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.

Will the New Neighbors Bring Trouble?

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Thom Nickels

On the street where I live there is a lot of new construction. The construction craze started about four years ago when a little tugboat shaped house across the street from me went up for sale and was then promptly demolished to make way for a mammoth 4 story mega-house.

Legislative Changes Aren't Slowing The Pace Of Kakaako Development

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 05.08.2014 | Hawaii

A new law aimed at reforming the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the state agency that manages development in Kakaako, is a victory for Kakaak...

How to Build a Skyscraper

Ian Bruce Eichner | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Ian Bruce Eichner

The developer needs to act as coach, general manager and referee all in one, armed with a grand vision for how things will turn out for the occupants of the building, the neighborhood and the city at large.

Gatsby and North Dakota

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Kevin O'Donnell

Is it not likely that if Jay Gatsby returned from military service today (rather than after WWI), instead of taking up residence in West Egg, Long Island, he would return to his native western North Dakota?

Solving the Arrested (Real Estate) Developer Once and for All

Ron Barth | Posted 07.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

In 1925, the world population was about 2 billion and by 2025 that number will have quadrupled. How are we going to house all of these people? Efficient spaces. It's time to put an end to arrested development.

Small Builder Finds a Lucrative Niche in D.C. Real Estate

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.21.2012 | DC
Melissa Terzis

A bottleneck of vehicles crowds a builder sales office on opening day. There are over 30 names a week added to a waiting list for a seven-lot subdivis...

When They're Gone... They're Gone

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

Overdevelopment is doing to cultural landscapes what excessive plastic surgery has done to... well, I won't name names. But I will say after spending two weeks in the Hamptons, I can point to egregious examples of both.

As Gutierrez Pushes For Immigration Reform, Feds Probe His Dealings With City Developers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Representative Luis Gutierrez has been the center of a great deal of media attention as the national political debate has shifted to immigration refor...

Living Wage Law Would Create Benefits for Business, City's Economy

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The principle behind the living wage bill is simple: the city should only use taxpayer dollars to create high-quality jobs. Subsidizing the creation of poverty-level jobs makes little economic or fiscal sense.

Fixing Community Benefits Agreements

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

A Community Benefits Agreement between a developer and the community covers a wide range of community needs. The CBA process, if you can call it a process, is broken in New York City.