Category Archives: business

I moved





Nick’s New Crib

Congratulations to Nick, and to his recent purchase of some swank new diggs. He’s doing amazing things and I couldn’t be more proud of him. Great job brother 🙂

ULI – Infrastructure 2008

Since I’m on the programs committee for the Columbus District Council, I was tapped to structure last months Infrastructure themed event. Coordinating the event took, what felt like, another 40 hours worth of time added onto my normal work week. Even more insane was the need to organize a panel of 3-4 local practitioners who have careers focused around infrastructure.

Having a couple great resources within the committee, I was able to locate great speakers and get them all scheduled for the day. Chester Jourdan’s speech about the vision concerning Ohio’s regional infrastructure was one of my favorite talks from the night.

Here are a few pictures from the event.

City backs Web site listing inner-city homes

Business First of Columbus wrote:

Hoping to give a marketing boost to nonprofit agencies that build and rehabilitate housing, the city of Columbus and a national nonprofit have created a one-stop shop Web site designed to market inner-city homes to current and potential Columbus residents. debuted with a collection of 22 newly built in-fill and rehabbed homes that range in price from $75,000 to $146,500.

Continue reading here.

Source: City backs Web site listing inner-city homes
Friday, May 30, 2008

Trulia stepping it up!

Very intuitive and aesthetically pleasing way to search for a new house. Trulia has always been a favorite of mine, having been one of the first real estate searches to incorporate the use of Google street view technology into their search engine. Now, with this Snapshot technology, they’ve solidified their place a the top (IMO). I respect their brand because of its commitment to innovation and simplicity. As more and more people find themselves getting things done online, I think this is a logical next big business growth opportunity. Think or but for realty.

Between this, the auditor, and the local MLS, Zillow might never get used again. 🙂

Wii Makes Yamauchi Japan’s Richest Man wrote:

Forbes reported on the 40 wealthiest business people in Japan, and the new resident of the top spot is none other than former Nintendo President and Chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi. Thanks to his large chunk of retained stock in the company and the success of the Wii and DS, his net worth has tripled since 2006 and went up by $3 billion in just the last year…..

(Smart ideas pay dividends in the long-term.)

Source: Wii Makes Yamauchi Japan’s Richest Man
By Steve Watts, 05/08/2008