New Developments

  • Investors Going Long on Dallas/Fort Worth Office Market

    March 24, 2017 Both banks and alternative lenders increasingly see the Dallas/Fort Worth market as an attractive place to deploy capital in the commercial real estate sector and remain generally bullish on the region, said panelists speaking at a ULI North Texas event focused on capital markets.
  • Four Trends Driving the Evolution of Grocery Stores

    March 21, 2017 Last year was above average for U.S. grocery store openings as they anchored developments ranging from apartments to malls to even some hotel concepts. Here are four trends driving changes in the modern grocery store concept, based on JLL's recent Grocery Tracker, including scan-and-go payment apps and more prepared meals.

New Developments

  • Investors Going Long on Dallas/Fort Worth Office Market

    March 24, 2017 Both banks and alternative lenders increasingly see the Dallas/Fort Worth market as an attractive place to deploy capital in the commercial real estate sector and remain generally bullish on the region, said panelists speaking at a ULI North Texas event focused on capital markets.
  • Four Trends Driving the Evolution of Grocery Stores

    March 21, 2017 Last year was above average for U.S. grocery store openings as they anchored developments ranging from apartments to malls to even some hotel concepts. Here are four trends driving changes in the modern grocery store concept, based on JLL's recent Grocery Tracker, including scan-and-go payment apps and more prepared meals.
  • Pennovation Center (Courtesy of University of Pennslyvania) Planning & Design

    Building for Innovation: Three Models

    How can land use foster the innovation economy? By partnering with anchor institutions and embracing the idea of a “minimum viable product,” where a stripped-down version is offered to early adopters and then modified based on the usage and other feedback, said development experts at a ULI Philadelphia event.

Recent Articles

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Wynwood Walls–Miami

    March 24, 2017

    Standing out in the urban core of Miami, Wynwood Walls started as a collection of six privately owned warehouses whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “museum of the streets” by visionary developer Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres (0.6 ha) of land—former parking lots and junkyards—that now provide multiple areas that the public can enjoy at no charge.

  • Investors Going Long on Dallas/Fort Worth Office Market

    March 24, 2017

    Both banks and alternative lenders increasingly see the Dallas/Fort Worth market as an attractive place to deploy capital in the commercial real estate sector and remain generally bullish on the region, said panelists speaking at a ULI North Texas event focused on capital markets.

  • Five Findings on the Future of U.S. Immigration and the Suburban Dream

    March 24, 2017

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is examining the housing characteristics and residential location choices of the America’s foreign-born population to better understand the impact that immigrants could have on local housing markets across the country, particularly in the suburbs. In some cases, the growing immigrant population may fuel continued population growth in central cities. But in many instances, immigrants will be a key source of demand for single-family housing in the suburbs.

  • Four Trends Driving the Evolution of Grocery Stores

    March 21, 2017

    Last year was above average for U.S. grocery store openings as they anchored developments ranging from apartments to malls to even some hotel concepts. Here are four trends driving changes in the modern grocery store concept, based on JLL’s recent Grocery Tracker, including scan-and-go payment apps and more prepared meals.

  • REITs and the Latest Fed Rate Increase

    March 20, 2017

    For the second time in the past four months, the Federal Reserve has upped the benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to a target range of 0.75–1.0 percent. While news of the rate hike caused government bond yields to drop, REITs rallied by over 2 percent following the announcement. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Adding Green Space and Value in Houston’s Upper Kirby District

    March 20, 2017

    A $15 million redevelopment of Levy Park in Houston’s Upper Kirby District neighborhood southwest of downtown creates green space and placemaking for the growing city of Houston.

  • Attracting Millennial Workers to Florida: Transit Could Help

    March 16, 2017

    The Brightline, set to begin service this July, has prompted a unique opportunity within southeast Florida for transit-oriented development projects, as the privately funded rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

  • In Brief: Seattle-Tacoma, San Jose Are Top U.S. Office Markets for 2017

    March 16, 2017

    San Jose, California, and Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, hold the top two spots in Marcus & Millichap’s latest National Office Property Index (NOPI). Both markets boast vacancy rates below the national average and significant completions forecast for 2017.

  • Video: U.S. Mayors at South by Southwest Discuss Tech Economy in Cities

    March 15, 2017

    Two of the current ULI Rose Center fellows, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., and Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, California, gave brief interviews on what their cities are doing for the tech sector. housing affordability, and infrastucture. Liccardo said, “We are starting to recognize that the suburban tilt-up campus of a generation ago are not what young creative people want to work in today and we need to think more and more about how we’d retrofit a city that was really largely built for cars into a city that’s built for people.”

  • Global Awards for Excellence: Les Docks Village (Marseille, France)

    March 13, 2017

    Les Docks Village is a ground-floor rehabilitation of the Docks, a historic and emblematic structure built in 1857 on the Marseille harbor and purchased by J.P. Morgan in 2007.

  • Net Acquisition by REITs May Remain Low in 2017

    March 13, 2017

    Overall real estate investment trust acquisitions dwindled throughout 2016 while dispositions surged. Acquisitions for equity REITs were down 35 percent year over year, totaling $63.6 billion in 2016. The fourth-quarter volume was the lowest quarterly total since the second quarter of 2010, at just $7.9 billion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Building for Innovation: Three Models

    March 9, 2017

    How can land use foster the innovation economy? By partnering with anchor institutions and embracing the idea of a “minimum viable product,” where a stripped-down version is offered to early adopters and then modified based on the usage and other feedback, said development experts at a ULI Philadelphia event.

  • Profit- and Market-Driven Solutions for Sustainable Real Estate

    March 9, 2017

    While U.S. policies on energy may shift in the coming years, panelists speaking at an event in New York City in February said there’s no backtracking in sight regarding the integration of sustainability into the best practices of the real estate industry.

  • How Zoning Can Ease Land Assembly

    March 7, 2017

    Graduated density zoning boosts the payoff to participating in land assembly—and could increase the supply of affordable housing.

  • U.S. Hotel Market Fundamentals Primed for a Slowdown

    March 6, 2017

    The U.S. hotel market has experienced significant growth over the past five years, but it is looking at a substantial slowdown as a result of the increase in the supply of rooms. The growth in supply has been picking up speed as operating fundamentals have consistently improved, but it’s no surprise that fundamentals would be soon pressured. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Demographics Point to Growing Markets in Africa, Asia

    March 3, 2017

    At the ULI Europe 2017 conference in Paris, Sarah Harper, professor of gerontology and director of the Oxford University Institute of Population Ageing, shared a series of startling facts about demographics as they relate to the built environment. By 2050, just 5 percent of the world’s working-age population will live in western Europe, whereas Asia and Africa will see huge increases in their share of that demographic. Sub-Saharan Africa in particular could become perhaps the most important region for construction and related industries.

  • Eyeing the Office Market in São Paulo and Mexico City

    March 3, 2017

    As real estate investment hubs, Latin America’s major cities rarely compare to other world capitals. However, changing regulations combined with investors scouring the globe for growth could bring fresh liquidity into major metropolitan areas like São Paulo and Mexico City, according to panelists speaking at the ULI Latin America Conference in February.

  • In Brief: U.S. Commercial Lending Surged in Fourth Quarter

    March 3, 2017

    Commercial real estate lending volume finished the year on a strong note as loan closings surged in November and December, according to the latest research from CBRE. Despite concerns throughout the year regarding the direction of the global economy, U.S. capital markets remained favorable to borrowers in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016 due to low relative rates and abundant capital.

  • Despite Global Uncertainty, Financiers Remain Positive on European, U.S. Outlook

    March 2, 2017

    The prospects for real estate investment in Europe remain positive in spite of widespread geopolitical uncertainty, according to a panel of senior industry figures convened at the 2017 ULI Europe conference in Paris. Participants argued that in spite of heightened political volatility across the globe, the environment for real estate investment in Europe, and indeed globally, remains extremely positive. The political climate is not necessarily influencing real estate as much as one might think, given the intensity of the rhetoric.

  • Autonomous Vehicles: Hype and Potential

    March 1, 2017

    Autonomous private vehicles could boost sprawl and the number of miles traveled. Autonomous rapid transit promises a much better payoff.

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