Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Michael Lim

Working to update the ways cities' roadways function Co-founder of LA-based Xtelligent, Michael Lim is working to connect tomorrow’s smart cars with existing city infrastructure—streetlights, pre-existing transportation options, and more.…

Working to update the ways cities’ roadways function Co-founder of LA-based Xtelligent, Michael Lim is working to connect tomorrow’s smart cars with existing city infrastructure—streetlights, pre-existing transportation options, and more. With some 99% of US roadway intersections still functioning with ’70s-era regulation, Lim is hoping to help cities develop strategies for current-day and future mobility using tech-forward, updated approaches. As one of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows …

Cloud-like ceilings and neon signage are just some of the playful features that design studio FormRoom employed to create this Instagram-friendly ice cream store in central London. Read more

Cloud-like ceilings and neon signage are just some of the playful features that design studio FormRoom employed to create this Instagram-friendly ice cream store in central London. Read more

Four designers from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have developed a series of machines that turn seafood waste into a biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic. Read more

Four designers from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have developed a series of machines that turn seafood waste into a biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic. Read more

Pickyourtrail has received funding to expand its online services for booking international vacations; its operation is strikingly sophisticated for a small startup. Plus, investors also recently announced bets on smart…

Pickyourtrail has received funding to expand its online services for booking international vacations; its operation is strikingly sophisticated for a small startup. Plus, investors also recently announced bets on smart hotels, urban lounges, and storage places for luggage.
-Sean O’Neill

Travel managers armed with relevant data are better at their jobs. The more travel companies can do to help them find meaningful insights the better. -Andrew Sheivachman

Travel managers armed with relevant data are better at their jobs. The more travel companies can do to help them find meaningful insights the better.
-Andrew Sheivachman

The sunlit spaces of a mid-century modern family home in New Zealand, designed by the late architect John Scott, are captured in these new images by photographer Mary Gaudin. Read…

The sunlit spaces of a mid-century modern family home in New Zealand, designed by the late architect John Scott, are captured in these new images by photographer Mary Gaudin. Read more

While most developed countries enjoy modern, high-speed rail travel, the U.S. is way behind. By the time it catches up, driverless cars with long-life batteries could supersede trains or perhaps…

While most developed countries enjoy modern, high-speed rail travel, the U.S. is way behind. By the time it catches up, driverless cars with long-life batteries could supersede trains or perhaps climate change may have begun to wreak havoc.
-Sean O’Neill

Visit Faroe Islands is once again attracting outsized attention for a tourism push, but that shouldn't detract from the underlying sentiment. The tiny destination is trying to stave off the…

Visit Faroe Islands is once again attracting outsized attention for a tourism push, but that shouldn’t detract from the underlying sentiment. The tiny destination is trying to stave off the pitfalls of overtourism even as it promotes itself on the world stage.
-Hannah Sampson

An R&D-oriented innovation district is taking shape in the heart of Durham, N.C.

The 15-acre Durham (N.C.) Innovation District, a 1.7-million-sf mixed-use neighborhood within six blocks near that city’s downtown, is moving forward after opening two new office buildings with a total of…

The 15-acre Durham (N.C.) Innovation District, a 1.7-million-sf mixed-use neighborhood within six blocks near that city’s downtown, is moving forward after opening two new office buildings with a total of 320,000 sf last December.






10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 21, 2019)

U.S. and China are on the edge of a new trade deal, reports Reuters. The New York Times looks at the rise of WeWork. These are among today’s must reads…

U.S. and China are on the edge of a new trade deal, reports Reuters. The New York Times looks at the rise of WeWork. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.