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The (R)Evolution of Transit Hubs: From Purpose-Built Structures to Mixed-Use Destinations

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Real Estate Analyst Sam Campbell  in HFF's Boston office. Throughout the course of American history, transportation and commerce have been inextricably linked. The early American settlements of Jamestown, Virginia, and Plymouth, Massachusetts, were in fact the “ports” where the ships from Europe landed. The industrial revolution saw the proliferation of railroads, which linked cities to other cities and provided outlying rural areas with access to the urban core. Rail was so important to the health of the economy that grand monuments were built in the heart of major metropolitan areas to house trains and accommodate passengers and freight alike. The rise of the automobile provided an alternative to rail and these stations suddenly had substantial excess capacity. As cities have continued to grow in terms of their... [Read More]




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