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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011, which I author for PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute, gets unveiled on Wednesday and Thursday at the Urban Land Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.  I’ll have much more to discuss about the report later in the week, but suffice to say—things will be getting better next year, but certainly not quickly enough to make most real estate players very happy. Steve Blank, ULI senior fellow, and I reveal the report findings, at 9:30 am Thursday at the Convention Center. We hope to see you.

In the meantime, let’s talk more about infrastructure. I got stuck mid afternoon last Friday leaving Manhattan for upstate. The FDR Drive was backed up, and the George Washington Bridge was jammed as usual headed into typically constricted New Jersey highways. Mind you I was getting out of town well before official rush hour, but it didn’t matter. Along the way I was listening on the radio to the back and forth over New Jersey Governor Christie’s decision to derail the country’s biggest infrastructure project, a desperately needed rail transit tunnel from northern New Jersey into the city.

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