by Scott Douglas Cook.; Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 1982.; MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH; Bibliography: leaves 223-229.
by Claudette Gracelyn Young.; Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 1983.; MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.; Vita.; Bibliography: leaves 115-117.
by Sherwin Barry Wexler.; Thesis (Ph.D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 1984.; MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.; Bibliography: leaves 231-234.
by Francisco J. Urbina.; Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 1986.; MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH; Map in pocket.; Includes bibliographies.
by Rebecca Stevens.; Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 1987.; Title as it appeared in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate List, June 1987: Mortgage lending by credit unions in low-income neighborhoods: patterns and implications.; Bibliography: leaves 39-40.
This paper investigates the variation of capitalization rates across submarkets within the same metropolitan area by using a database with 73 transactions of office properties located in nine submarkets of Atlanta during the period from the third quarter of 2000 to the second quarter of 2003. The results show that capitalization rates are quite predictable at the submarket level. Movements of capitalization rates are shaped by local market information, national capital market information and characteristics of individual property. The study also examines the behavior of real estate investors in forming their expectations of future income streams. A cross-sectional model with time dummy variables is used in this paper.; by Yisheng Yu.; Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2004.; This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 47-48).
by David Neil Connors and Matthew Laurence Jackman.; Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2000.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-68).
The Beirut Central District was destroyed during the Lebanese Civil War which extended from 1975 to 1990. Unable to reconstruct the center itself, the Lebanese government turned to a private Real Estate Holding Company (REHCO), known by the acronym Solidere, to take over the task of rebuilding. In 1991 Solidere was granted expropriation rights over the Beirut Central District area, a space of approximately 150 hectares. The government's decision to mandate such a large private-to-private transfer was a controversial one that was unprecedented in Lebanese development history. Solidere has been characterized by two very different views. The company's proponents attributed the reconstruction of the city center solely to Solidere. The opposition denounced the firm as an illegal assault on property rights. This thesis traces the company's history. Its survival strategies, in terms of securing government endorsement and gaining public approval, are discussed. Solidere is examined through the lens of secular property rights, evaluating the firm in terms of the two conditions of contribution to the "public benefit," and the compensation provided to the original property owners. Solidere's case is also explored in the context of Islamic property rights...
The North End community in Springfield, Massachusetts is one of many communities across the United States that is struggling with how to improve its economic health. Traditional economic indicators, which emphasize the weaknesses of low-income communities, fail to capture the importance of informal economic activity in the development of these neighborhoods, particularly the North End. This thesis explores the nature of informal economic activity, specifically informal microenterprise, present within the North End community as a means for understanding its economic reality and supporting its continued development. The study considers how Springfield's existing microenterprise service system can be modified to maximize the role of informal businesses in the economic development of the North End. Data collected from North End business owners suggest that there are a number of dynamic yet informal enterprises operating within the community. Informal businesses do play an economic role in the community, and many are positioned to increase the impacts they have on the North End with goals of growth and formalization. However, these businesses also have specific needs that require assistance. Because the microenterprise development system in Springfield fails to respond to these needs...