Snapshot from the Field
A quick look at breaking news from the fast-changing fields of corporate
real estate, area economic development strategy and site selection.

December 4, 2008 Florida’s Everglades Deal: Sweet and Sour Mash
September 25, 2008 Building on the Über-Fast Track
June 19, 2008 Out of Thin – and Compressed – Air
May 8, 2008 Peer Group Pressures … For Insights and Answers
March 27, 2008 Going Postal in Chicago
February 28, 2008 Health-Care Sector Diversifying Site-Selection Strategies

October 18, 2007 Fast-Tense Future
September 6, 2007 Big Oil Begins Iraqi Surge
July 12, 2007 Sun's Blackbox: A Movable Feast for Data Centers?
May 2, 2007 Chicago Spire Wants to Take You Higher
March 8, 2007 ThyssenKrupp's $2.9-Billion Southern Question

December 7, 2006 Election Creates Cloudy Future for $70-Billion Nevada Nuke Storage Site
October 5, 2006 Bloomberg Writes New Chapter in NYC
August 10, 2006 Illinois, Texas Sweep Short List for FutureGen's $1-Billion 'Clean-Coal' Project
June 29, 2006 Billion-Dollar Deals, Different Directions: Ford Eyeing Mexico, Toyota Searching U.S.
April 20, 2006 One Way or Another
February 2, 2006 Katie Peden, 1926-2006: A Bona-Fide Pioneer
January 12, 2006 The North-South Gambit

October 27, 2005 Drawing Crowds
September 1, 2005 Welsh Caliber
June 20, 2005 Getting In Kingdom
June 6, 2005 Biomass Bonanza
May 23, 2005 This One Won’t Get Away
March 28, 2005 Malaysia On the Rise
March 7, 2005 Intelligent Communities List Has Decided Asian Presence
February 14, 2005 Lockheed Team Ousts Sikorsky for $6.1B Marine One Contract
January 31, 2005 Shintech Picks Louisiana for $1-Billion PVC Complex
January 17, 2005 Priciest Pipeline Ever
January 3, 2005 World's Tallest Suspension Bridge Opens in South France — on Schedule, within Budget

December 13, 2004 USA's Science-Driven "Ice Highway" Hitting Rough Sledding in Antarctica
November 08, 2004 Derailed: Florida Amendment for $25B Bullet Train Bites Dust in Vote
October 25, 2004 Bidding Snag Delays $5.1-Billion Bay Bridge Project
October 10, 2004 Hong Kong Disneyland Tops Out Centerpiece Structure
September 20, 2004 Problems Aplenty Hitting Washington's $6-Billion Nuke-Cleanup Plant
August 30, 2004 Big Move: Dubai Backing $2.6-Billion International Chess City
August 16, 2004 Bank of America Begins Work on $1-Billion NYC Tower
August 2, 2004 Banking on $12B A380, Airbus Adding 1,000 Jobs
July 19, 2004 $3.7 Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Opens Amid Persistent Controversy
July 05, 2004 Alcoa Pulls Plug on $1.6B for Two Quebec Smelter Expansions
June 21, 2004 GM's $3B Investment Will Muscle Up Chinese Manufacturing
June 7, 2004 French or Japanese Fusion? One Nation Will Cook Up $12B Nuke-Fusion Plant
May 10, 2004 Beyond Smarty's Derby Party: Kentucky Debating Location Incentives for Breeders
April 19, 2004 Canada's Acetex Building $1-Billion Petrochemical Plant in Saudi Joint Venture
April 5, 2004 Lost in the Biosphere: Storied Facility Soon for Sale
March 22, 2004 Schwarzenegger Hopes to Pave Path for California's ‘Hydrogen Highway’
March 1, 2004 Ford Accelerating $1.5-Billion Chinese Expansion Plan
February 16, 2004 USEC Picks Shuttered Ohio Plant for $1.5B Nuclear-Energy Project
February 2, 2004 Shell Signs on to Build $5B Gas-to-Liquid Plant in Qatar
January 19, 2004 Tussle for 'World's-Tallest-Building' Title Heating Way, Way Up

December 15, 2003 Northrop/Raytheon's $4.5B Missile Contract Will Create 3,900 Jobs
December 1, 2003 Going (Way) Up: 32-Million-Story 'Space Elevator' Rising toward Reality
November 17, 2003 Disney Does the Desert? $5B 'Dubailand' Rising in Middle East
October 27, 2003 $1.2-B Houston Port Expansion Plan Still Knee-Deep in Debate
October 13, 2003 $1.6B in the Scottish Breeze: Talisman Outlines Record-Setting Offshore Wind Farm
September 29, 2003 $1.2B Renewal Aims to Amplify LA's Downtown Heartbeat, Add 16,000+ Jobs
September 15, 2003 Sleepin' with the Fishes: $550M Underwater Hotel Launched in Dubai
September 1, 2003 $6.6-Billion O'Hare Expansion Facing Fractious Delays before Takeoff
August 18, 2003 Construction Kicks Off for World-Record $1.42B Chinese Bridge
August 4, 2003 $1.3B, 4.8MSF Xanadu Project Will Transform 'Swamps of Jersey'
July 21, 2003 New FASB Rule Shifting Billions in Real Estate Back to Bottom Line
July 7, 2003 Survey: Tokyo World's Priciest City; U.S. Metros Now More Affordable
June 16, 2003 E&Y Study: U.S. Tops Europe's 2002 Inward Investment; 'Euro Rule' Doesn't Apply
June 2, 2003 Biomed Study: North American Operating Costs Vary by Up to 50% by Site
May 26, 2003 Manufacturing's Future: Taking the Leap Beyond 'Lean'
May 19, 2003 Political Storm Pushes Outsourced New Jersey Center Onshore
May 5, 2003 New Toyota Complex Wins Prestigious Environmental Award
April 21, 2003 SARS: Impact on Corporate Operations Minimal - So Far
April 7, 2003 Ike, Moscoso, Maxwell Comprise 1st Development Hall of Fame Class
March 24, 2003 Timken's Shanghai Expansions Belie Seeming Business Isolationism
March 10, 2003 Study: Finland Replaces U.S. as No. 1 in Information-Technology Readiness
February 24, 2003 The Economy: The State of the State of Things
February 10, 2003 $403M Collaborative Contract Finalized for New York's Sematech Project
January 27, 2003 Real Estate and the Gulf War:  Impacts Range from ‘Boost’ to ‘Recession,’ Researchers Say
January 13, 2003 $1.8M eBay Sale of Tiny Calif. Town Underscores Net's Real Estate Clout

December 30, 2002 G&E/KF Report: 2003 U.S. Industrial, Office Markets Could Boost CRE's 'Leading Role'
December 16, 2002 Michigan's Rothwell Moving from ED Role to GM Real Estate
December 2, 2002 Surveyed Execs: London Europe's Best Business City, but Euro Exclusion Could Change Picture
November 11, 2002 Minnesota Pilot Plant Could Alter Steel-Making Equation, Add Thousands of Jobs
October 28, 2002 Urban Sprawl: New Smart Growth America Study Moves to Measure Elusive Location Factor
October 21, 2002 Post-9/11 Location Strategies: Rethinking Business Continuity Planning
October 14, 2002 Hunting Elusive Labor: Are You Using Past or Present Work-Force Location Patterns?
September 30, 2002 Bayer Puts 1-Million-Sq.-Ft. Northern Indiana Plant on Market - for $1
September 16, 2002 Alcoa, Iceland Ink Agreement for $3B Hydropower Project
September 9, 2002 $1B Redevelopment of Boston-Area Base Nears Kickoff
September 2, 2002 North Carolina Proposing $540M in Cash Grants for New Businesses
August 26, 2002 Kentucky, Indiana Governors Back $1.4B Bridge Project over Bluegrass-Hoosier Waters
August 19, 2002 New York Will Build WTC-Area Transit Hub with $4.55B in Federal Funds
August 12, 2002 10 Nations Edge toward EU Membership, but Major Hurdles Remain
August 5, 2002 AEA Report: California, Kansas Top 2001 High-Tech Job Growth
July 29, 2002 Survey: Corporate Bribery Common in Emerging Market Nations
July 22, 2002 Pressure Mounting for Federal Relief for Terrorism Insurance Drought
July 15, 2002 Greetings from Asbury Park: $1.2B Redevelopment Taking Shape along Jersey Shore
July 8, 2002 Mayor's $1B Housing Plan Reshaping St. Paul Economic Development
June 24, 2002 Stanley's Bermuda Move Scrutinized: Congress Considers Clampdown on Offshore 'Re-Incorporations'
June 17, 2002 Ontario Fund To Lure Biotech Players
June 10, 2002 Biotech Not Everywhere, Despite Claims to the Contrary
June 3, 2002 ULI Report: High Times for Tenants, Trying Ones for Other Industry Sectors
May 27, 2002 London, Frankfurt Ranked Top European Cities for Wealth Generation
May 20, 2002 Asian Business Climate Rankings: Singapore Bumps Hong Kong for No. 1 Spot, EIU Reports
May 13, 2002 Post-9/11 Real Estate: More Complex, Costly, Expert Panel Says
April 29, 2002 London Report: Skyscrapers, Clustering 'Improve Sustainability'
April 22, 2002 China's Express-Mail Limits Have Foreign Firms Fuming, Threatening Pullout
April 15, 2002 Gale Co. Tapped as JV Partner in $12.5B Korean 'Intelligent City'
April 8, 2002 E&Y EIM Report: European Location Projects Down 12 Percent in 2001
April 1, 2002 E&Y Global Survey: 42% of Firms to Expand in Next Year
March 25, 2002 Nokia Inks $142M Office-Outsourcing Pact with Regus
March 18, 2002 Report: Real Estate Planning Lagging Behind U.S. Recovery
March 11, 2002 A Hunka-Hunka Concept: $517 Million Elvis Ranch Would Span 802 Acres
March 4, 2002 Grubb & Ellis Tapped for Property Management in Innovative Brooks AFB Redevelopment
February 25, 2002 Does SNMP 'Vulnerability' Put Real Estate Systems 'at Considerable Risk'?
February 18, 2002 Texas Governor Lays Out Plan for 4,000-Mile Road, Rail, Utility Network
February 11, 2002 The C&W Alliance: Is Six-Market Pact, Including Former Offices, Harbinger of Trend?
January 28, 2002 Study: Facilities Management Outsourcing Rising, Hasn't Yet Crested
January 21, 2002 VA, LCOR Sign $160 Million, 2,000-Job Public-Private Development Deal in Durham
January 14, 2002 Illinois, Kansas Rank No. 1 in 'Digital State Survey'
January 7, 2002 Euro OK: Common Currency Enjoys Smooth Launch, but Questions Remain

December 31, 2001 Competitiveness Study:  Economic Success Rooted in Public-Private Regional Efforts
December 17, 2001 Taiwan Relaxes 50-Year-Old Restrictions on Doing Business with China
December 10, 2001 Who's No. 1?  Finland, Japan and Korea, Says OECD Education Study
December 3, 2001 Blair Urges Embrace of Europe, Blasts Failures of Past UK Policies
November 26, 2001 NYC Report: Most Displaced Tenants Pick Manhattan, but Available Space Up in All Markets
November 19, 2001 Analysts: Real Estate Could Help Make Recession Shallow, Short
November 12, 2001 Modular Mecca? "Dilbert's Ultimate Cubicle" Developed
November 5, 2001 California Power Plant Built in Only 88 Days
October 15, 2001 Bank of America Signs Collaborative Outsourcing Agreement with Trammell Crow, Jones Lang LaSalle
September 3, 2001 EIU Study: Netherlands, U.S. Lead Pack in Bullish Projections for 2001-05
August 27, 2001 $32 Billion New Jersey Redevelopment Gets Green Light
August 20, 2001 Mitsubishi Investment Means Australian Auto Plants Won't Close
August 13, 2001 Goodyear Pulls Plug on $180 Million Brazilian Plant
August 6, 2001 PWC Report: Market Contraction Will 'Last through 2003'
July 30, 2001 Colliers Report: Disappearing Demand Spurred Record Office Subleasing in 1st-Half 2001
July 23, 2001 NAR Report: 'General Balance' Could Mean 'Positive Growth' Later for 'Cooling' U.S. Markets
July 16, 2001 U.S. Substantially Relaxes Regulations for Cuban Ag Exports
June 25, 2001 Public-Private Creativity Funds New D.C. School without Tax Dollars
June 18, 2001 SIOR Study: Internet Will Spur 'Sweeping Changes' in Brokerage
June 11, 2001 Thomson Closing 1,070-Job Pennsylvania Plant After 35 Years, Relocating in Mexico
June 4, 2001 ULI Forecast: Not Industry's Best of Times, But Not Worst Either
May 28, 2001 Forrester Report Bombshell: Web Will Die in 'Two to Three Years'
May 21, 2001 Nashville Skyline: New Country Hall of Fame Blends Roots, Revenue
May 14, 2001 IBM Chips in $100 Million for First Private-Sector 300-Mm. Prototype
May 7, 2001 Kansas City Area's Prospecting Lands Grundfos' Relocated California HQ
April 30, 2001 High Tech/E-Biz Remain Hot Recruiting Tickets for U.S. Development Arms
March 26, 2001 New $75 Million Ontario Bakery Has French, Irish, U.S. Connections
March 19, 2001 Porsche Shifting into China's Mainland Market
March 12, 2001 Lehman Analysis: Top U.S. Job-Growth Metros Face Steep Drop in 2001
March 5, 2001 Consutruction Industry Survey: Surging Profits, Sluggish High-Tech Uptake
February 26, 2001 Research Study:   Replay of 1990s' Real Estate Recession Unlikely
February 19, 2001 The Medicine's Working: Lilly Ahead of Pace for 7,500-Job Commitment in Indiana
February 12, 2001 ExxonMobil Inks Two Three-Year Pacts with Trammell Crow
February 5, 2001 BOMA Conference's No. 1 Priority: Federal Policy 'Guaranteeing Adequate Energy Access'
January 29, 2001 Novartis, Johnson Controls Finalize Major European Outsourcing Pact
January 22, 2001 California's Energy Crunch: Estimated $1.7 Billion Lost Last Week in Wages, Sales, Productivity
January 8, 2001 Expansions Have Broadly Dispersed U.S. Tech Clusters, AEA/Nasdaq Study Finds
January 1, 2001 Icon International/Save the Children Alliance Creates Altruistic Avenue for Asset Disposition

December 18, 2000 Report: Urban Sprawl Driving Transportation Costs to Gobble 18% of Household Budgets
December 11, 2000 U.S. Real Estate Industry Strongly Positioned to Weather Slowdown, Economists Tell ULI
December 4, 2000 Oh Canada: Election Results Cool Prospects for Quebec Separatists
November 27, 2000 Growth Controls: Arizona, California Votes Send Mixed Message
November 20, 2000 Fortune's 'Best Cities for Business': NYC, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and London Top Regional Rankings
November 13, 2000 Xerox Says Huge Asset Offload Won't Include HQ Relocation
October 30, 2000 CalPERS Taps CBRE to Manage $500 Million Fund Focused on Real Estate/Technology Merger
October 23, 2000 Do Brokers Have a Future? SIOR Study Will Search for 'Roadmap'
October 16, 2000 It's a Wrap: Sybase Encircles HQ with Huge Ad
October 9, 2000 Rents Soar, but Raises for Property Managers Plunge, NMHC Says
October 2, 2000 'E-Wakening': Industry's Technophobia Ebbing, But Openings Fading Fast, Says EKYL Study
September 25, 2000 First Commercial Incubator for Women-Owned Companies Opens
September 18, 2000 ScanSoft Pulling Up Stakes in Silicon Valley, Heading for Budapest
September 11, 2000 New Andersen Report Focuses on 'eReal Estate Companies'
September 4, 2000 Beijing's High-Tech Boomtown: Expanding at Home - and in the Silicon Valley
August 28, 2000 Global Rents Ratcheting Up with Strong Economy, Tech-Sector Growth, Says CBRE Survey
August 21, 2000 Outsourced Infrastructure Integration:
Equity Office Properties' Deal Will Offer Tenants 'Complete IT Solutions'

August 14, 2000 Online Real Estate's Evolution: Findaspace Contest Giving Away Office Space
August 7, 2000 Deloitte & Touche Benchmarking Analysis:
Online Procurement Considerably Reduces Supply Management Costs

July 31, 2000 Building the U.S. Presidential Platforms: Associated General Contractors Want Piece of Project
July 24, 2000 Oakland's Tech-Centric Influx: For the Moment, There Is Some There There
July 17, 2000 Dot-Com Nosedive Making Major U.S. Real Estate Impact
July 10, 2000 Creating the Doughnut-Safe Workplace: Robots Break Ground on Krispy Kreme's Silicon Valley Store
July 3, 2000 The Work Anywhere, Anytime Office Writ Large: $1 Billion HQ-Vantas Merger Closes
June 26, 2000 CSFB Hire Marks Death Knell for Andy Stone's Real Estate Gunslingers
June 19, 2000 Shades of Amtrak: Watchdog Report Blasts Britain's Rail Privatization
May 29, 2000 Project Constellation: 11 Real Estate Big Boys Hook Up in E-Biz Company
May 22, 2000 Arthur Little's European Center at Heart of Business Model
May 15, 2000 CRESA, Weatherall Ink International Pact at IDRC's New York Congress
May 8, 2000 NAR Study: No-Growth Policies Jack Up Housing Prices
April 24, 2000 EntrePort-Dearborn Deal Creates Major Online Force in RE Education
April 17, 2000 Update: Mexico's Whale of a Controversy Flip-Flops into Eco-Friendliness
April 10, 2000 An Outsourcing Whopper: BLJC, Royal Bank Sign Five-Year $1.36 Billion RE Management Pact
April 3, 2000 Y2K: Vigilance Still in Order, Says Facilities Management Expert
March 27, 2000 Quebec's New Incentives Emulate 'Irish Model'
March 20, 2000 Whale of a Controversy: Mitsubishi, Mexico Tank $150 Million Project
March 13, 2000 KPMG: ED Recruiting Strategies Missing the Dot.Com Boat
March 6, 2000 Centex Construction HQ Headed to South Florida from Dallas
February 28, 2000 SmartMail Services' Headquarters Relocation: Through San Francisco and on to Atlanta
February 21, 2000 Going Postal: Maine Site Search Delivering Express Angst
February 14, 2000 Meineke, CB Commercial Ink Preferred Provider Agreement
February 7, 2000 The Selling of a Legend: The Landmark Westin St. Francis
January 31, 2000 HQ-Vantas Merger: A Seismic Shift in the Executive Suites Market?
January 24, 2000 Sprint's Massive Economies of Scale: 10 Percent-Plus Savings on $700 Million Kansas City HQ
January 17, 2000 Europe's Telecom Market Surges, but IT Worker Shortage Worsens
January 3, 2000 Pactiv Distribution Center 1999's Biggest Chicago-Area Build-to-Suit

December 20, 1999 NYC Ranked 1999's Top Location for Foreign Real Estate Investment
December 13, 1999 Scary News: Virus Shuts Down Dell's Irish PC Plant
December 6, 1999 Microsoft Picks IDRC Best Practice Winner Trammell Crow to Handle Silicon Valley Campus Facilities Management
November 29, 1999 Okinawa's Controversial Relocation Plan Could Ease Tensions over U.S. Military Presence
November 15, 1999 Dell Adding Second PC Plant in Nashville
November 8, 1999 Hot IP Network Player Global Crossing Launches 10-Facility International Expansion Blitz
November 1, 1999 KPMG's M&A Study: Hasty Facilities-Related Decisions Are Costing Companies Millions in Tax Breaks
October 25, 1999 Growth Control's Down Side? Study Claims It Could Cost Two California Counties 16,000 Jobs
October 11, 1999 Boeing Drops a Bomb: Improve Washington's Business Climate, or We May Expand Elsewhere
October 4, 1999 China's Chilly Web Wind: Crackdown Threatened on Outside Internet Investors
September 27, 1999 The Endless Edifice Complex: Will the World's Tallest Building Rise in Chicago?
September 20, 1999 New Beijing and Shanghai Airports: Making China's Planes Run on Time
September 13, 1999 Debunking Hits and Deflating the Web Hype
September 6, 1999 IDRC's Best Practices: Stop Practicing, Start Nominating

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