New Developments

  • U.S. Office Occupancy at Seven-Year High

    March 30, 2015 According to a new report from CBRE Research, annual tenant demand, as measured by net absorption, totaled 52.7 million square feet (4.9 million sq m) in 2014—the highest annual amount since 2007.
  • Biotech Industry Drives Life Science REITs

    March 30, 2015 Fueled by strong expansion among life science companies, the two major pure-play life science real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expanding their portfolios through both acquisitions and new development, with earnings that reflect the benefits of this growth.

New Developments

  • U.S. Office Occupancy at Seven-Year High

    March 30, 2015 According to a new report from CBRE Research, annual tenant demand, as measured by net absorption, totaled 52.7 million square feet (4.9 million sq m) in 2014—the highest annual amount since 2007.
  • Biotech Industry Drives Life Science REITs

    March 30, 2015 Fueled by strong expansion among life science companies, the two major pure-play life science real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expanding their portfolios through both acquisitions and new development, with earnings that reflect the benefits of this growth.

Recent Articles

  • Before the Storm: Strengthening Communities with Resilience Thinking

    April 1, 2015

    Many of us have heard the term resilience as applied to the design of buildings and waterfront locations in recent years.

  • Creating the Leading Urban Think Tank in the Sun Belt

    March 30, 2015

    Last fall, William Fulton, a former mayor and planner by training, left Southern California to take a new position at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston. Leveraging Rice’s strengths in computer science, architecture, civil engineering, and other disciplines, Fulton hopes to establish the leading urban think tank in the Sun Belt.

  • U.S. Office Occupancy at Seven-Year High

    March 30, 2015

    According to a new report from CBRE Research, annual tenant demand, as measured by net absorption, totaled 52.7 million square feet (4.9 million sq m) in 2014—the highest annual amount since 2007.

  • Biotech Industry Drives Life Science REITs

    March 30, 2015

    Fueled by strong expansion among life science companies, the two major pure-play life science real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expanding their portfolios through both acquisitions and new development, with earnings that reflect the benefits of this growth.

  • 13 Urban Trends to Watch

    March 26, 2015

    In an excerpt from his new book, Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity, Henry Cisneros making the case for the forces of change that will create a new urban reality.

  • Moscow Reconnects with Its River

    March 26, 2015

    The Crimean Embankment, a 4.5-acre (1.8 ha) site, was fully pedestrianized just over a year ago. Not long ago, this sort of public space was hard to imagine anywhere in Moscow. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin is intent on changing this—and making over this 0.6-mile (1 km) stretch of riverfront is just the beginning.

  • The Growing Separation of People and Jobs in Metropolitan America

    March 26, 2015

    Between 2000 and 2012, the number of jobs within the typical commute distance for residents in a major metro area fell by 7 percent, according to new research by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

  • Slow Housing Construction Activity and Exports Pull Down Timber REITs

    March 23, 2015

    News of plunging February housing starts in the United States prompts a look at timber real estate investment trusts (REITs). Timber REIT performance is closely tied to timber production and prices, as well as to construction and exports. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Report Estimates Sprawl’s Cost to United States at $1 Trillion per Year

    March 23, 2015

    Urban sprawl costs the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy, a global commission on the economy and climate.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Cedar Gateway – San Diego, California

    March 23, 2015

    Cedar Gateway, a $32 million ROEM housing community, consists of 65 environmentally friendly apartments on seven floors above more than 4,300 square feet (400 sq m) of ground-level retail space.

  • Curing the Modern Plague of Human Behavior

    March 23, 2015

    In the past decade, there has been a shift in the types of diseases affecting populations around the world, particularly in the more developed world. This shift requires new approaches to human health that extend beyond formal health care systems and include the built environment, says Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman of the National Health Service in England.

  • Transforming Communities with the Resilience Dividend

    March 19, 2015

    This is an excerpt from ULI’s book, Visionaries in Urban Development, which profiles the first 15 years of the ULI J.C. Nichols prize, the Institute’s highest honor. The 2014 honoree is Dr. Judith Rodin.

  • McKinsey’s Kirkland Says to Prepare for “A.I. Spring”

    March 16, 2015

    Rik Kirkland, director of publishing and principal at consultancy McKinsey & Co., believes that one story has the potential to “change everything” between now and the year 2100. Speaking at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris, Kirkland said, “The biggest story unfolding around us today is we’re witnessing the dawn of the era of machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

  • ULI Case Study: Riverfront Park of Denver, Colorado

    March 16, 2015

    A transformative residential development capitalized on old rail-yard land in the heart of the city.

  • Product Council Outlook for Affordable Housing

    March 16, 2015

    Experts on affordable housing and members of ULI’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council discuss how to make affordable housing less costly to build and more supportive for residents.

  • Hostile Takeover Activity Growing for REITs

    March 13, 2015

    Hostile takeovers are unusual among real estate investment trusts (REITs), so two large recently announced deals are drawing significant attention.

  • Reimagining Houston’s Transit System

    March 12, 2015

    After a two-year process, Houston’s existing bus system will be restructured to give better coverage and boost frequency to key areas without cost. Could other systems be similarly optimized?

  • Property Investors Set to Benefit as Global Capital Flows East to West in 2015

    March 12, 2015

    The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015, according to Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, a summary report of all three Emerging Trends in Real Estate reports reflecting global real estate investor sentiment, published jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.

  • Two If by Sea: The Urban Implications of Living with Water

    March 9, 2015

    ULI Boston/New England recently published a report, The Urban Implications of Living with Water, drawn from a charrette charged with exploring strategies for dealing with the effects of rising sea levels. It addresses four areas of Boston: the historic Back Bay neighborhood, Revere Beach, the Alewife Quadrangle, and the Innovation District.

  • Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

    March 9, 2015

    Development strategies that can improve health outcomes—such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens—are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute, the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment.

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