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Social Platforms Are Emulating TikTok

Social Platforms Are Emulating TikTok

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, and in TikTok’s case, the admiration is rolling in from other social platforms. First launched in China in 2016, the TikTok app allows users to create 60-second video clips soundtracked by different soundbytes. On track to reach one billion monthly active users this year, TikTok […]

The Evolution of the Convenience Store

The Evolution of the Convenience Store

The convenience store as we know it is undergoing a significant evolution — and it’s starting regionally. East coasters have long been familiar with grabbing dinner from a C-store — a hoagie from Wawa or some of Royal Farm’s famous fried chicken. Regular meals from gas stations might be a bit of a foreign concept […]

How The Younger Generation Will Save NYC’s Business Districts

How The Younger Generation Will Save NYC’s Business Districts

New York City has been hit harder by COVID than other U.S. cities, but there are some powerful forces working in its favor. The Partnership for New York just released data showing that only 10% of office workers have returned to their offices. Subway ridership remains 70% lower than pre-pandemic levels; LIRR and Metro-North remain […]

Kind Places: Designing Multifamily Spaces That Residents Actually Use

Kind Places: Designing Multifamily Spaces That Residents Actually Use

We’re so excited to share our latest design guide, which captures our design ethos. We know that creating and designing for long-term residents is what drives renewals — the ultimate creation of value for multifamily communities. For Class-A projects, it’s no longer enough to just prioritize leases getting signed.  Owners, developers, operators, and partners put […]

Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islanders Businesses + Communities

Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islanders Businesses + Communities

Planners, architects, and real estate strategists who play leading roles in shaping urban places and policy frameworks are now confronted by the reality that there is far more work to be done towards protecting and preserving our Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.  At Streetsense, our Public + Non Profit Solutions […]

Congratulations Nexton, SC — Master Planned Community of the Year!

Congratulations Nexton, SC — Master Planned Community of the Year!

We’re so excited that our client Newland has been awarded the 2021 Master Planned Community of the Year by the National Association of Homeowners for Nexton — an incredible honor! Congratulations to everyone who’s been involved over the years. We’re so proud to be a part of this truly stunning project. Nexton is a 5,000-acre […]

The Race to the Audio-Only Space

The Race to the Audio-Only Space

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through social media for hours, only to realize that 2:00pm is now 2:45pm. The latest trend in social media, however, may actually get you to look up from your screen. That’s because “audio rooms” are on the rise. Here’s what we know so far.   Audio versus Video – Zoom […]

Kinley Hotels: Sincerely Yours

Kinley Hotels: Sincerely Yours

We’re so excited to share that Kinley Cincinnati and Kinley Chattanooga Southside have launched – it’s thrilling to see years of work on this cross-collaborative project come to life. A home base for adventures great and small, Kinley is the newest boutique hotel brand from Vision Hospitality Group. The first Kinley debuted in Cincinnati, Ohio […]

Federal: Remixing Commercial Real Estate Events

Federal: Remixing Commercial Real Estate Events

2020 brought many unique challenges to commercial real estate – chiefly among them that in-person conferences could no longer take place. Traditionally a common destination for deal-making, these conferences are crucial. Federal approached us with an idea in mind to create an alternative to the now-virtual industry conferences – a unique lineup of branded events […]

Logitech Launches LogiTalk Interview Series

Logitech Launches LogiTalk Interview Series

We’re thrilled to support our partner Logitech as they launch LogiTalk, a new interview series that amplifies the stories of dynamic individuals and activists who are making a difference in the communities in which they live and work. The twice a month series of interviews hosted by Gabriella Deyi, Miss Wisconsin USA, storyteller, journalist, and […]

Online Essentials for Restaurants

Online Essentials for Restaurants

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital for everyone in the restaurant community. Stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements and vulnerable customers avoiding the risks of the virus have caused businesses to jump into the e-commerce pool with both feet. Brick and mortar business owners have encountered a once- in-a-lifetime drop in foot traffic, compounded […]

Zoning for Commercial District Success

Zoning for Commercial District Success

As the retail industry continues to see disruption from technology and innovation, accelerated by COVID restrictions that have oriented more shoppers than ever before towards on-line shopping platforms, we know that things must change as cities look to recover. It is more important than ever that our rulebooks for land use remain sufficiently flexible to […]

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