A milestone and a transition for the Property Lines blog

March 21, 2013
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                              Pennsylvania postcardFrom Cory Schouten: For six years, I've used this space mostly to share nuggets I found interesting about real estate in my hometown. My initial pitch for the blog called for inside baseball: a collection of stories about real estate brokers and developers and the details behind their deals. But Property Lines evolved into something a little more populist. It turns out people like to know what's going on in their neighborhoods, what stores are coming to their malls, and whether a project's design will be acceptable to Property Lines readers. For me, writing in this space has been a thrill, an excuse for me to explore the city, drive a different route home from work, and start buying old Indianapolis postcards on eBay. During that time, I met dozens of great people, including my wife, and moved to a historic home (circa 1925) in Butler Tarkington. Property Lines launched on March 21, 2007, so it seems fitting that I announce my successor exactly six years later. I took over as IBJ's managing editor this week, an exciting new role that allows me to work with incredibly talented journalists. Fortunately, one of them will be taking over this blog. Scott Olson has been writing for IBJ for more than 14 years. He knows the city, has great local sources, and he's fired up about taking over the real estate beat. He's already working on some great stories you'll get to enjoy in the coming days. (Please share your tips with him at solson@ibj.com.) Meanwhile, I'll be responsible for editing the blog and, on occasion, contributing reporting or maybe even a post for old time's sake. Thank you for your support of Property Lines.

  • Thank You
    I really have enjoyed your blog over the years. Thank you for keeping us informed and engaged in all of the exciting things happening in our city. Best wishes in your new position.
  • Congrats
    You've earned the promotion, Cory. You've done some first-rate reporting, and this blog is one of the things I always read. Bravo, and welcome Scott.
  • Thanks, Cory!
    I'm one of those who likes to know what is happening in our city. You have done a great job keeping us in the loop. Good luck in your new position! Welcome Scott!
  • Thanks!
    Thank you for your updates of what goes on in this wonderful city. I have thoroughly enjoyed following Property Lines on the IBJ and the little updates through Twitter. Congrats on your new role. Scott, you have some big shoes to fill.
  • Thanks
    Congrats on the new gig, Cory, and thanks for all your hard work keeping us up to date with this blog!
  • Congrats
    I moved to Indy about 2 years ago and quickly became infatuated with this blog since I had no clue to what was going on and what was coming to Indy. Best of luck Cory in your new gig. Mr Olson, I look forward to your continuation of this great blog and another perspective of this great city.
  • Congrats!
    Congrats Cory. Always looking forward to updates from this blog, will continue to do so.
  • Thank you!
    Thanks for all of your great work with this blog, Cory! I love being able to follow what is going on in Indy real estate. Best of luck in your new position. Welcome, Scott!
  • Thanks
    Thanks Cory, for the blog and Good Luck in your new role. Good luck, Scott with the blog. I love hearing about what is coming to my town.
  • Great job!
    Looking forward to the continuing great real estate coverage good luck in your new position and welcome, Scott
  • Thanks
    I love reading your blog and knowing what is going on. This year you shared the news about two projects going in by house that I am thrilled about and was so excited to read about. Thanks for all you did and good luck.
  • Bravo
    Thanks for all you've done Cory. This blog is the whole reason I started reading the IBJ and it's become my favorite Indy news source. Congratulations on your new position!
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    Since 1995 I have not lived in Indianapolis, having settled in Minneapolis. But my love for Indianapolis has not waned in the least, and your blog was the first post I checked every week for many years! I'm glad to hear of your promotion, of a worthy replacement, and that you'll be guiding the stories from behind the scenes. Great job, my fellow Hoosier! You, my friend, are awesome! I look forward to your next reporting!
  • Great work
    Cory,you have done a great job with Property Lines. As a downtown dweller, your blog kept me in the loop on upcoming developments. Congratulations on your new position - I'm sincerely excited to see your work in this new role.
  • Thanks!
    Great job as always. Thanks for sharing it!
  • Thank You
    Great work Corey...I have loved your insight and content over the years. Look forward to hearing and reading from Scott soon. Keep up the good work guys! Your commercial real estate geek reader :) MP
  • Congrats
    Great work in the past Cory, and best wishes for the new position in the years ahead.
  • Congrats
    Thanks Cory for your contributions to this great column that I look forward to every week. Congrats on your promotion!
  • Congrats
    Cory - congrats to you and THANK YOU for a job well done. Your reporting has been great and fun to read & I wish you the best in your new position! Looking forward to reading about what Scott has to say! Perhaps a Instagram feed with a #hashtag or two? ;)
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    Cory, you have done a great job together with Property Collections. As some sort of downtown dweller, your blog site kept me in the loop on forthcoming developments. Congratulations on your own new placement - Now i am sincerely excited to determine your work with this new purpose.
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  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?