"The Big City Where Housing Is Still Affordable"

The New York Times | September 11, 2023

Yuta Yamasaki and his wife moved from southern Japan to Tokyo a decade ago because job prospects were better in the big city. They now have three sons — ages 10, 8 and 6 — and they are looking for a larger place to live.


"Houston, we have a solution"

Works in Progress | September 7, 2023

Houston is rarely held up as an example of good land use planning. The Texan city, as recently as a few decades ago, famously had a downtown area consisting largely of car parking.


"New Studies Provide Further Evidence That Zoning Reforms Work"

Forbes | August 28, 2023

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes are cooling the housing market. The average 30-year mortgage rate is up to 7.5%, the highest since 2000.


"To Tackle Highest Housing Costs in the Country, Hawaii’s Governor Declares YIMBY Martial Law"

Reason | August 23, 2023

An emergency proclamation by Gov. Josh Green offers developers the opportunity to route around almost all regulations on building homes.


"Why AI startups are still flocking to San Francisco — despite high costs and taxes"

SF Chronicle | August 19, 2023

“We thought of San Francisco because the community here is just unmatched,” said Hoover, citing the events, networking and fundraising opportunities in the city’s booming AI industry.


"Prefab And Modular Still More Promise Than Production In Bay Area"

Bisnow | August 2, 2023

Kennedy said that even if buildings aren’t entirely prefab modular, there is room for prefabrication of certain components to find more efficiencies.


"New Glut City The city’s mega-office landlords are panicking, pivoting, and shedding what’s worthless. One opens his books."

Curbed, New York | July 19, 2023

Every time the real-estate market crashes, people say, “This time is different.” When there’s distress all around, it’s hard to grasp how there could ever be an upside.


"Cities want you to make yourself at home in a former office"

Morning Brew | July 14, 2023

Many cities are touting the benefits of converting offices to housing to reinvigorate downtowns.


"Commercial Real Estate Finds a Rare Bright Spot by Campuses"

Wall Street Journal | July 4, 2023

Rents for student housing are poised to grow, with strong demand at many colleges