With more people working remotely, commercial real estate is facing an increasingly dire situation and some real estate professionals say the market is being sharply divided "into haves and have-nots."
Tax increment financing (TIF) is a long-standing and popular public financing tool in the U.S., but it’s starting to jump its borders. And while domestic TIF use has had its pitfalls, the U.S. experience can offer lessons learned to municipalities worldwide looking at how best to finance their economic development goals.
In a forthcoming book about cities and inequality, SCEPA Senior Fellow Rick McGahey examines how economists think about cities, what they typically leave out, and what this tells us about the future for urban hubs such as New York City.
Rather than being "self-financing," New York's Hudson Yards project cost the city $2.2 billion in costs, largely due to tax breaks provided by the city to incentivize development and standard development risks and costs.