Japan Restarting Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Accident

It’s been more than 4 years since the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake struck and sent a tsunami crashing into the eastern coast of the country. Almost 16,000 people died, and another 2,572 were reported missing. The one-two punch collapsed or damaged more than one million buildings.

Perhaps the most noteworthy […]

Looking Back at Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, images of the Superdome, the home of the New Orleans Saints, were on every television channel. It was the end of August, and thousands of New Orleans residents huddled inside waiting out the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

First making landfall in South Florida on the morning of […]

Posts from Japan, Part 2 – Discussing the Impacts of Climate Change and Natural Disasters on Real Estate

During my visit to Tokyo last month, I visited with folks at the Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI). JREI, founded in 1959, is a real estate appraisal firm that also accepts commissioned research projects and consulting assignments (e.g., property investment decision-making). One of its researchers, Kazuya Tani, and its […]

Studying the Implications of Fracking for Japan

After the wide visibility of our article, “Unconventional Shale Gas Development and Real Estate Valuation Issues,” the authors have decided to start researching another article on fracking—this time with a focus on Japan in the post-Fukushima era.

In the wake of the March 2011 nuclear disaster,1 Japan has been seeking to […]

The Aftermath of Katrina: Recommendations for Real Estate Research

This paper provides an overview of government and independent research conducted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in an effort to highlight additional areas in need of study. In addition to the overview of natural disasters and their impact on the United States, the aftermath of the San Francisco […]