New Developments

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 22, 2014

    September 22, 2014 The Trepp survey for the week ending September 12 showed average spreads coming in about 5 basis points. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages was 4.0 percent, 64 basis points lower than year-end 2013. It remains a great time to be a borrower.
  • New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

    September 18, 2014 For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.
City in Focus: New York City
Urban Land will be covering additional topics related to New York in anticipation of the ULI Fall Meeting in October:
+ In Print: The Planned Garden Suburb
+ The Cost of Retrofitting Multifamily for Resilience
NYU Program to Look for Solutions for Rising Inequality
Register for the ULI Fall Meeting

New Developments

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 22, 2014

    September 22, 2014 The Trepp survey for the week ending September 12 showed average spreads coming in about 5 basis points. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages was 4.0 percent, 64 basis points lower than year-end 2013. It remains a great time to be a borrower.
  • New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

    September 18, 2014 For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

Recent Articles

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 22, 2014

    September 22, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending September 12 showed average spreads coming in about 5 basis points. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages was 4.0 percent, 64 basis points lower than year-end 2013. It remains a great time to be a borrower.

  • China’s Pearl River Delta: Tying 11 Cities into a Megaregion

    September 22, 2014

    On China’s southern coast, the integration of the Greater Pearl River Delta links nine cities, plus the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macau, to create an urban area of 21,100 square miles (55,000 sq km) and a population of up to 80 million.

  • New HUD Competition Will Reward Resilience, Not Just Recovery

    September 22, 2014

    A new competition for U.S. federal disaster relief funds will reward forward-thinking proposals that build resilience within communities, rather than those that rebuild in the same places using outdated methods, said HUD’s Harriet Tregoning, speaking at a ULI event.

  • New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

    September 18, 2014

    For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

  • The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience

    September 18, 2014

    In the panel titled “The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience,” Jonathan Rose, president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, led a discussion with prominent writer and environmentalist Paul Hawken and renowned landscape architect Peter Calthorpe of Calthorpe Associates.

  • Five Urban Farms That Are Growing Big

    September 17, 2014

    As technology progresses and business models are refined, entrepreneurs around the world are exploring different ways to grow food in urban areas.

  • Saving the Future: China, the U.S., and a Historic Shift

    September 17, 2014

    Whereas China’s pollution problems are well publicized, less noticed has been how seriously the Chinese government is pursuing solutions.

  • The Lowline: A Park Beneath the Hustle and Bustle of New York

    September 17, 2014

    Dan Barasch is the co-founder and executive director of the Lowline, a proposed park beneath the streets of New York City—in the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. In use from 1908 to 1948, the terminal is long abandoned. The Lowline will be a one-acre park in a neighborhood where green space is hard to come by.

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 15, 2014

    September 15, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending September 5, 2014, again showed average spreads literally unchanged as the markets got back after the three-day holiday weekend, rested and ready to take on the world’s challenges. If you are planning financing and/or refinancing this year, now is the time to put the pedal to the floor.

  • In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People

    September 15, 2014

    Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.

  • The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage

    September 12, 2014

    Better described now as a mixed-use building than a garage, 1111 Lincoln Road provides a gateway to the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall conceived by Morris Lapidus, the influential 1950s Miami Beach architect.

  • Time Lapse: 1 WTC and the Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline

    September 12, 2014

    For the last three years, photographer Benjamin Rosamond has been watching the construction of the 1,776-foot skyscraper at 1 World Trade Center from his living room in Brooklyn. From 30,000 images, Rosamond created this two-minute time lapse video.

  • Q+A with New ULI Foundation Chairman Geoffrey L. Stack

    September 11, 2014

    Geoffrey L. Stack became the new chairman of the ULI Foundation on July 1, after serving for more than five years as chairman of the ULI Foundation Annual Fund. Under his leadership in that position, contributions to the Annual Fund reached a record total of nearly $1.6 million in calendar year 2013, up 77 percent from 2009. He succeeds James J. Curtis III as ULI Foundation chairman. Stack recently discussed his goals for the Foundation with Urban Land.

  • From Droughts to Floods, Extreme Weather’s Increasing Impact

    September 11, 2014

    Far from being a problem for future generations, climate change and its impacts both severe and incremental are confounding communities across the country every single day, according to Rebecca Smyth, the West Coast director of the Coastal Services Center, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that focuses on coastal health, restoration, and resilience.

  • Rebuild by Design: Understanding Risk and Accepting Uncertainty

    September 11, 2014

    Marilyn Jordan Taylor, former ULI Chairman, highlighted the key themes of Rebuild by Design, a multistage design competition, at ULI’s Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities conference in San Francisco.

  • Factoring Transit Costs into Housing Affordability

    September 10, 2014

    To determine a city’s affordability, housing costs cannot be viewed in a vacuum. Transportation costs are also a major factor, according to a new policy brief, Location Affordability in Large U.S. Cities: Variability among Types of Households, from the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) in New York City.

  • Real Estate Industry Needs Better Integration of Resilience

    September 8, 2014

    While real estate investors have always paid attention to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters that create uncertainty for their portfolios, few speak explicitly about “resilience” as a characteristic they are looking for when underwriting properties, according to a panel of investment leaders at a ULI conference held in San Francisco last week.

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 8, 2014

    September 8, 2014

    The Real Estate Roundtable released their quarterly Sentiment Index, with the index increasing slightly, reflecting participants’ confidence in a continuing recovery in the U.S. economy as well as increasing allocations of capital to the real estate industry.

  • September Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    September 8, 2014

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for your smartphone or tablet, the latest issue is now available.

  • A Hong Kong Developer’s Vision for Miami

    September 8, 2014

    Built on land acquired during the Great Recession, Swire’s Brickell City Centre could transform downtown Miami.

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