New Developments

  • 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.
  • 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.
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 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.
  • 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.

Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions

    September 5, 2014

    The latest performance report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions.

  • Examining the Link Between Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places

    September 3, 2014

    Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness.

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 1, 2014

    September 2, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ended August 22 shows average spreads literally unchanged as the markets. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages remained at 373 basis points—81 basis points lower than at year-end 2013.

  • Product Council Insight: Outlook for Redevelopment and Reuse

    September 2, 2014

    Members of ULI’s Redevelopment and Reuse Council discuss the increased importance of redevelopment and reuse, useful tools for these kinds of projects, the roles of public/private partnerships and anchor institutions, and other trends.

  • What’s Next for Multigenerational Housing and Intergenerational Communities?

    September 2, 2014

    In spring 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils—the Senior Housing Council and the Community Development Council—came together on the idea of exploring an issue that was becoming increasingly important among their council members: intergenerational living.

  • Giving Generations What They Want

    September 2, 2014

    Housing that truly accommodates the needs of multiple generations living under one roof and that promotes interaction among them is a niche far from being filled, W. Aaron Conley, president and managing principal of Third Act Solutions, said during a ULI Terwilliger Center on Housing webinar in June.

  • Access versus Ownership

    September 2, 2014

    How public and private can work together to provide more options–and, ultimately, an integrated transportation system.

  • Fascitelli to Be Honored at Fall Meeting Gala

    August 29, 2014

    The ULI Foundation will honor ULI Foundation Governor Michael D. ­Fascitelli at an October 20 dinner gala preceding the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting.

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