As Buildings’ Life Spans Shrink, Developers Try to Adjust

Industry experts are starting to take heed as disruptions from the pandemic and changing technological needs are hastening the demise of commercial real estate developments.

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Despite Challenges, Opportunity Zones Provide Much-Needed Capital

The program has been criticized for a lack of transparency and for being used as a tax dodge, but developers say it is “a great tool to have in the toolbox.”

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How a Once-Loathed Brooklyn Arena Became a Protest Epicenter

Barclays Center helped displace hundreds of residents and businesses, but its plaza has become a town square amid the local Black Lives Matter movement.

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