In the green economy, there is Jamaica, Amsterdam and Humboldt. Until recently however, America’s tolerance for the five pronged leaf was abysmal, incarcerating more dime bag handlers then drunk drivers and the green (cannabis) economy was a black market, illegal cesspool of activity. When in December of 2017 California became the third state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, certain areas of the state started to take their long-standing cannabis know-how to the next level. Those mostly under-developed, highly rural and well covered areas were thrust into the limelight as the cultivation suppliers of the black market had their chance to build — “by right.”Read More
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After a fantastic morning of exploring the South Bronx that included lunch with a real estate developer at the newest pizza joint, La Grata, and a history lesson from a native Bronx art designer, Jerome Lamaar, I had a chance to see the beauty of a neighborhood (and borough) that has been shunned by a distorted and ugly past and reputation. I took the 4 train back from the Grand Concourse and 18 minutes later I arrived at Union Square in Manhattan with one thought permeating my consciousness — the Bronx is secretly beautiful.Read More
Working in real estate technology, I hear wonderful and heartwarming stories of how real estate projects will transform entire communities and cities. I learn about the master plan developers creating entirely new neighborhoods. I learn about opportunistic real estate developers who are building to catch some of the incoming or already overflowing demand of a certain neighborhood. I learn about cultural real estate pioneers who are buying up old historic properties and revitalizing them to their original beauty and allure.Read More