New Developments

  • As Housing Markets Advance, What Is Next for Single-Family Residential REITs?

    May 26, 2015 Several years into a growth economy, most housing markets are moving forward. The four publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that were formed to acquire and rent distressed single-family homes are currently reporting short-term successes, with improved earnings and property values. However, each of the single-family residential REITs reported a net loss for the first quarter of the year.
  • Repositioning Existing Office Towers

    May 22, 2015 With an estimated 500 million square feet (46.5 million sq m) of underperforming commercial property existing in the market and an influx of real estate capital on the horizon, the repositioning of urban office towers is poised to become a major market-mover in the commercial real estate industry.

New Developments

  • As Housing Markets Advance, What Is Next for Single-Family Residential REITs?

    May 26, 2015 Several years into a growth economy, most housing markets are moving forward. The four publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that were formed to acquire and rent distressed single-family homes are currently reporting short-term successes, with improved earnings and property values. However, each of the single-family residential REITs reported a net loss for the first quarter of the year.
  • Repositioning Existing Office Towers

    May 22, 2015 With an estimated 500 million square feet (46.5 million sq m) of underperforming commercial property existing in the market and an influx of real estate capital on the horizon, the repositioning of urban office towers is poised to become a major market-mover in the commercial real estate industry.
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    Taking Calculated Risks on Game-Changing Ideas

    At the closing session of the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, two local icons—landmark real estate developer Gerald D. Hines and James A. Baker III, who served in three presidential administrations and was secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush—talked about leadership and perhaps its most crucial ingredient, the willingness to take bold risks and run with game-changing ideas.

  • 800geny Market Trends

    The Evolving Housing Preferences of Millennials

    Generation Y’s needs, preferences, and desires will have a huge impact on almost every facet of the American economy, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting.

Recent Articles

  • Toll Roads: A Problem or a Solution?

    May 28, 2015

    A consensus exists among public officials that significant investment is needed to improve U.S. highway and transit systems. Are toll roads a viable source of funding?

  • Rethinking Real Estate Education

    May 27, 2015

    Hands-on training in health care and other industries provides a model for real estate.

  • As Housing Markets Advance, What Is Next for Single-Family Residential REITs?

    May 26, 2015

    Several years into a growth economy, most housing markets are moving forward. The four publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that were formed to acquire and rent distressed single-family homes are currently reporting short-term successes, with improved earnings and property values. However, each of the single-family residential REITs reported a net loss for the first quarter of the year.

  • Future of Transportation: Cities with Choices—and Less Parking

    May 26, 2015

    The car-centric city is becoming a thing of the past, as evidenced by changes in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Charlotte, North Carolina, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting, with transportation leaders treating infrastructure as a real estate asset.

  • Modern Workplaces Evolving Away From Industrial Roots

    May 22, 2015

    At ULI’s Spring Meeting in Houston, AECOM global practice lead Andrew Laing traced the evolution of white-collar work spaces over more than a century in patterns driven primarily by technology.

  • Placemaking Can Keep Suburban Office Competitive

    May 22, 2015

    Downtown urban office and mixed-use markets are “hot,” but so are some suburban markets—including the iconic Silicon Valley. At the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, a panel moderated by AECOM senior vice president Stephen Engblom explored regional responses to market demands outside traditional downtown markets.

  • ULI’s Three-Year Forecast Bodes Well for U.S. Real Estate

    May 22, 2015

    The U.S. real estate industry is on a steady course to sustain growth through 2017, according to ULI’s latest three-year forecast. At the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, the consensus forecast was discussed in a session moderated by William J. Maher, director of North American strategy for LaSalle investment Management.

  • Creating Long-Term Value through Resiliency

    May 22, 2015

    Preparing for more frequent and intense storms, wildfires, or droughts as well as for incremental rises in sea levels and water temperatures can no longer be ignored in favor of cost cutting and short-term returns, according to a panel of sustainability experts at the 2015 Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • Growth of E-Commerce Sparking Interest in Hybrid Property Types

    May 22, 2015

    With e-commerce activity increasing, the real estate market is scrambling to keep up with a new type of building demand that combines distribution centers with fulfillment centers, said experts speaking at the ULI Spring Meeting.

  • Health Care and Life Sciences as Catalysts for Community Development

    May 22, 2015

    Health care and life sciences continue to yield strong returns for real estate investors. These sectors can also create economic value through their physical footprints, anchoring mixed-used developments that attract a diverse workforce while spurring further development, according to an expert panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • Repositioning Existing Office Towers

    May 22, 2015

    With an estimated 500 million square feet (46.5 million sq m) of underperforming commercial property existing in the market and an influx of real estate capital on the horizon, the repositioning of urban office towers is poised to become a major market-mover in the commercial real estate industry.

  • Houston as a Vision for the Future of American Cities

    May 21, 2015

    Welcoming attendees to the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, Mayor Anisse Parker said that the lessons learned by her city about diversity and entrepreneurship have resonance across the United States.

  • Practical Considerations Can Make or Break Mixed Use

    May 21, 2015

    Creating a thriving mixed-use property is not nearly as simple as putting retail space on the ground floor of a multifamily residential building, even though that is just what many local officials and planners like to dictate, according to a panel of experts at the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • E-Commerce Giants Battling for the “Last Mile” of Delivery

    May 21, 2015

    The explosion in e-commerce continues to disrupt the real estate industry, with no end in sight. E-commerce may affect demand for retail space, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting, and it is already increasing demand for warehouse space.

  • From Eyesore to Eye Candy: Successful Makeovers for Aging Infrastructure

    May 21, 2015

    What can cities do with aging, obsolete infrastructure that becomes not only useless but also dangerous? At the annual Washington Real Estate Trends conference sponsored by ULI’s Washington, D.C., district council, panelists presented inspiring examples of several successful projects in the nation’s capital and beyond.

  • Aging Office Parks Revitalized with Healthy Amenities

    May 20, 2015

    While office tenants may not realize the significance of healthier buildings, experts speaking at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting said that in the kind of office that tenants want, most of the amenities center on wellness and health.

  • Shifting the Focus of Commercial Strips from Moving Cars to Connecting People

    May 20, 2015

    ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative and the Rose Center for Public Leadership are taking a closer look at auto-oriented commercial strips and their potential to activate healthy behaviors in surrounding communities instead of inhibiting them through demonstration corridors in four geographically diverse and growing cities.

  • Taking Calculated Risks on Game-Changing Ideas

    May 19, 2015

    At the closing session of the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, two local icons—landmark real estate developer Gerald D. Hines and James A. Baker III, who served in three presidential administrations and was secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush—talked about leadership and perhaps its most crucial ingredient, the willingness to take bold risks and run with game-changing ideas.

  • Financing among Several Challenges for Ideal Mixed-Use Projects

    May 19, 2015

    Mixed-use projects have the potential to transform urban areas and create long-term value. But as members of a panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston explained, it is a lot trickier than it might seem to create a successful synergy of uses.

  • The “Unprecedented” Flow of Capital to U.S. Markets

    May 18, 2015

    The U.S. real estate market remains awash in foreign capital, but those providing the funds are much more disciplined and better informed than in the past, a panel of real estate finance experts said at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

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