I established this website to extend my teaching, disseminate selected research, help advance the real estate discipline, and provide a service to the broader community of learners and doers. I will be adding new resources each week so please check back. Contact Me if you have any questions or suggestions regarding added features.
Space Matters: Commentary
Over the past year or so I have been working on several spatial and spatial-temporal projects to explore a range of real estate-related research projects. The common thread is that space matters; that real estate has dual space-time, money-time dimensions that should be considered in decision-making. To learn how to use these resources or create these visualizations: enroll in our MSERE program at UMKC; take courses as a visiting graduate student; or, join the Code for KC Brigade at it's weekly meetings and connect with community-minded coders and advocates.
Spatial Resource of the Week
v2VLb Website. This is an interactive website we developed to help the Land Bank of Kansas City, potential buyers, and other stakeholders make more informed decisions related to acquisition, disposition, and management of Land Bank properties. The site is undergoing UEX testing so we welcome your suggestions. Click here for a video v2VLb video that describes our project in more detail including the use of Open Data and Data Analytics. Enter v2VLb for the Password or go right to the site below.
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Archived Data Visualizations
To bring you up to speed on the spatial front I have created a new page for Archived Spatial Links (e.g., EPAEnvironmental Justice), I have archived a number of Data Visualization related to Kansas City MO including Land Bank, 311 Calls, Crime Rates, Property Violations, Building Permits, Grocery Stores, and similar variables. To access them, click on Archived Data Visualizations.
This is an XMind Map of some of the spatial resources we will be featuring in coming weeks. As you can see, there is a wealth of free interactive data and mapping out there. We'll try to bring you up to speed...
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Recent Visitor Globe
Click on GLOBE to see where my recent visitors live.
The objective of my Interactive Real Estate Self-Assessment modules are to provide some materials that can help emerging (i.e., students) and industry professionals assess or expand their understanding of some of the key concepts that comprise the body of knowledge for the real estate discipline.
See my Site Guide which will help you navigate this site. I am making additions and adjustments as the site evolves so please check back. Please Contact Me if you have any suggestions or questions.
Current Indicators (FRED)
The charts below provide access to the latest data published by FRED for selected series. To view and edit charts and download data, right-click and open a new tab to stay on my home page or use your back arrow. This is a gateway to additional data so click in series of interest to go to customized view.
Over the years I have compiled a number of "Lessons Learned" interviews with leading research-oriented retail leaders. These interviews contain some timeless insights into what it takes to succeed over the long term in this increasingly complex and interdisciplinary real estate arena. Check them out at my Lessons Learned link in PDF format.
Interested in affordable housing costs? See the results of an empirical study I co-authored that provides detailed cost breakdowns among various types of projects. Get the full report from the Affordable Housing link in PDF format.
This site is dedicated to my wife Bennie and to "my three sons" Jad, Jonathan and Robert who each, in their own way, contributed to it. I'd also like to recognize my parents Irene and Larry who guided me and always taught me to try to "do the right thing." I'd like to thank the late Dr. James A. Graaskamp who mentored me and Rebecca J. Griego who inspired me and helped us carry on our mission.