This guide by the Frances Loeb Library has an extensive list of resources on the business/development side of design.
Browse for images of buildings by building type (e.g., factories, air ports, commercial buildings) or styles (e.g., art nouveau, high-tech, post modern). Gives brief information about the building, and resources for further study.
This Web site from the National Institute of Building Sciences has a wealth of information on design criteria, as well as tools and references from public and private sources. The tour of the site is highly recommended.
Investment, Finance and Capital Markets
Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds.
S&P's REIT Industry Survey provides a good overview of real estate investment trusts.
Mortgage Market Statistical Annual
Ref. HG 4655.M67 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Statistical data on the mortgage and asset securities marketplace. Volume I covers the primary market on originations, purchases, and sales. Volume II covers mortgage-related securities markets.
Site includes industry statistics, research and news. Much of the site requires membership to view, but some research reports and industry statistics are available.
Produces the NCREIF Property Index (NPI), used as an industry benchmark to compare an investor's own returns against the industry average. Includes indexes of returns by region and property type.
Produces the global and domestic indices for publicly-owned real estate, the national trade association for REITs, and publicly-traded real estate companies.
Construction and Development
The tools section has data on land and property values, property taxation, and university development. Also includes information on land trusts, and visual tools for planning population density.
Online magazine of trends, transactions, and people in the construction industry.
Brief reports on market conditions around the globe.
Reports on specific residential and commercial markets as well as some global reports
Reports on sub-sector market conditions, often at the city level. Strong international coverage.
Commercial and Industrial
Income/Expense Analysis: Office Buildings
Ref. HD7287.6.U5 I623 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Analyses of office building operating revenues and expenses for major metropolitan areas and regions in both the United States and Canada. The income and expense data is presented in dollars per square foot for over fifty specific categories, broken out by building size, building height, and building rental range.
For developers and owners of industrial, office, and related commercial real estate throughout North America. The Research Foundation features reports on topics such as the economy, immigration, and green building.
Ref. HD7287.67.U5 E96 in the Stamps Reading Room
Income/expense analysis: Conventional apartments
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Ref. HD7287.6.U5 I62 in the Stamps Reading Room
Each of these volumes tracks utility, maintenance, insurance, tax, and amenity expenses. Metropolitan, regional and national statistics are grouped according to association, apartment and building type (high-rise, low-rise, or townhouse).
Extensive data and reports including local U.S. residential real estate market conditions.
Studies and data on domestic housing.
Careers, Associations and Events
Annual meeting of the National Association of Realtors
For real estate professionals, researchers, and academics. Includes a jobs page geared to academics.
From the Building Owners and Managers Association. Search for jobs by keyword and/or location.
Hosts events in the U.S. and abroad.
A place where job seekers can post resumes and search for jobs.