2000 2002 2004 2006 2008
George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual Homeland Security Act - establishing the Department of Hurricane Ivan wreaks havoc in the United States US Population reaches 300 million, taking only 42 years to Barack Obama becomes the first African-American
dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Homeland Security gain 100 million people since the two hundredth million President
Florida. The Supreme Court voted in favor of Bush. person was added in 1964.
2000 census population: 281,421,906, increasing 13.2%
US Attack on Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends Blackberry Tsunami occurs in Asia following a 9.3 Richter scale The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel. Gas prices go
earthquake. 290,000 people perish, creating one of the Warren Buffet donated $31billion, or 85% of his personal well above $4.00 per gallon.
since 1990. The South and West picked up the majority of
the increase in population, moving the geographic center of Tech Bubble greatest humanitarian tragedies in history. Taipei 101 fortune, to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
Blackberry is released Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears
U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri. President George W. Bush wins reelection over Google acquires YouTube for USD $1.65 billion of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage
Democratic Senator John Kerry. crisis.
America Online agrees to buy Time Warner for $165 billion
Friendster Launched – part of the birth of Social Media
Google goes public The one billionth song is downloaded from Apple LoopNet Emergency Economic Stabilization Act: creates a $700
iTunes. This shift comes at the expense of many brick and billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.
Tech Bubble bursts—millions of jobs were lost and the mortar chains such as Tower Records
stock market was caught in a frenzy WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Facebook takes over MySpace as the #1 Social Media site
Mars rover confirms that the planet Mars was once CRE Mergers continue: Trammel Crow merges with CBRE,
largest such filling in United States history
Y2K—certain electronic devices were supposed to fail in covered in water Spaulding & Slye merges with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
the year 2000; but everything ended up working fine and Newmark formed a partnership with London-based Staubach merges with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) bill is passed
Opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper in the world, Knight Frank, forming Newmark Knight Frank
Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding 128 standing at a height of 508 meters or 1,676 feet
years before, closes its retail stores and moves solely to LoopNet goes public Michael Phelps, wins his 8th Gold Medal of the Beijing
American Idol begins
online business. Groundbreaking of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero, Summer Olympic Games, surpassing the record of seven
the former site of the World Trade Towers. To be won by Mark Spitz.
TV show Survivor airs for the first time – birth of reality TV Nintendo Wii is released—gaming graphics take a step
completed in 2013.
#1 Movie: Spider-Man backward but become more interactive #1 Movie: The Dark Knight
#1 Movie: Shrek 2
#1 Movie: The Grinch
#1 Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The First Decade of
the 2000s (2000-2009)
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009
LEGEND September 11 attacks, Anthrax scare, followed by the War The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas Hurricane Katrina & Rita hit the US Wildfires in Southern California result in the evacuation of The economic recession continues to deepen as jobless
on Terrorism upon reentry Insignia merges BRAC
more than a million people; destroying 400,000 acres and
over 1,600 homes and businesses
claims climb above 10.0%
Tropical Storm Allison floods Houston, TX. Damage Wikipedia SARS virus breaks out in Japan w/CBRE New York City transit strike for three days, shutting down
Apple iPhone is released
The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, "swine flu,‖ is
all New York City Subway deemed a global pandemic.
Technology exceeds $5B dollars
Iraq war begins. Later that year, Saddam Hussein, former YouTube Launches Twitter starts gaining popularity amongst businesses and
Microsoft releases Windows XP – still used by most Google becomes the most visited website and Gmail is
President of Iraq, is captured and sentenced to death celebrities
Comm Real Estate / Economy businesses today in 2010 introduced
Apple releases the first generation iPod iTunes store opens Facebook launches to the public, moving from only college
students to open access The Burj Dubai became the world's tallest free standing Credit Crunch GVA Advantis collapses
Entertainment structure after surpassing the CN Tower in Toronto.
Insignia merges with CBRE The government issues the BRAC (Base Realignment and Colliers International and First Services Real Estate
Wikipedia goes online
Closure) report that will eventually affect several Major Acquisitions. Rupert Murdoch acquires Dow Jones & Advisors to join and are now known as Colliers International.
Mouse over for more info marketplaces Co which includes the Wall Street Journal. Blackstone
Housing Market Surges Group acquired Equity Office Property Trust. Tishman CRE in sports: the new Dallas Cowboys (largest column-
Enron Corp Scandal which leads way for Sarbanes Oaxley ―Prosperous Times‖ begin for Commercial Real Estate free interior) and Yankee Stadium open ($1.5B to build);
Speyer purchased Archstone-Smith Trust’s portfolio.
Walton Street acquires CalWest’s portfolio. while the Pontiac Silverdome is auctioned for $583,000.
Mouse over for an image ―Do Not Call‖ list is established
Barry Bonds breaks the sing season home run record -
hitting 73 HRs, surpassing Mark McGwire’s 70 HRs. Lance Armstrong wins his record 7th straight Tour de Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron’s record of most career Michael Jackson dies
France homeruns (755). He holds the record with 762 HRs.
#1 Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
#1 Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone #1 Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire #1 Movie: Avatar – claims the title of #1 movie of all time
The Mitchell Report - accusing 89 retired and active Major
League Baseball players of anabolic steroid use
#1 Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End