Saturday, October 09, 2010

Reporting Back!

This is probably the longest time that I have been off the grid since I started writing this blog. Due apologies for being offline so long but getting used to the grind of the world's best institution of higher learning has taken its toll on my creative time. However, proverbially, I am back!

In the meantime, I have been having a lot of conversations about a bunch of topics of interest to this blog, and hopefully, to you, its readers. Some of the areas that MIT has been giving me a crash course on include Urban Design and Development, City Planning theory and the various aspects of Real Estate Development. Not only is the time spent here an opportunity to interact with some of the world's leading thinkers in urban design and development, but also to make elevator pitches about Trivandrum to some of the world's leading real estate firms. For example, at the 25th Anniversary of my current alma mater, the Center for Real Estate at MIT, some of the speakers included the owners of two multi-billion dollar real estate giants - Hines and Boston Properties. Next week,  I am off to the Fall Meeting of the Urban Land Institute in Washington D.C., where the Whos-Who of the US real estate industry congregate. Opportunity beckons! In the meantime, I am hoping to get at least one new article out, stay tuned!

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