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  • The Rebirth of Manhattan’s Downtown

    October 30, 2014

    By the end of 2014, the writers and editors of Condé Nast will finish moving into the publishing company’s new 1.25 million-square-foot (116,000 sq m) headquarters in lower Manhattan. That’s just the latest good news from that part of Manhattan, which is once again one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world, despite surviving a hurricane, the global financial crisis, and the 9/11 attacks.

  • Greatest Development Opportunity in History in Global Urban Migration

    October 30, 2014

    Citing the estimate of 2.5 billion people moving to cities by 2050, Rob Speyer, president and co–chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer, said that cities are more important than ever in bringing people together in a keynote address at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting.

  • Three Creative Reuses of Aging Infrastructure

    October 30, 2014

    Speakers at a concurrent session on the creative reuse of aging infrastructure added three additional case studies to the growing list of success stories proving that development opportunities can still be found in the spaces created by transportation infrastructure, including Chicago’s MetraMarket, Buffalo’s Eerie Canal, and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles,

  • Low Yields Driving More Investors into Property Markets

    October 30, 2014

    Around the world, commercial real estate investors are tired of sky-high prices and low investor yields—but they keep on paying, said panelists at a Capital Markets keynote at the ULI Fall Meeting.

  • Next Wave of Resorts Are More Connected, More Urban

    October 30, 2014

    Resorts and vacation homes—always the last real estate sector to recover from an economic downturn—are seeing increased activity, but developers are looking toward the future.

  • Brooklyn Renaissance: Transformation of an Outer Borough

    October 29, 2014

    The borough’s notoriety may obscure the very practical origin of the borough’s resurgence, observed panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting. As Kathyrn Wilde, president of the Partnership for New York City, commented, its cachet has been sudden, but the “roots have been decades in the making.”

  • Breathing New Life Into Three Outdated Shopping Centers

    October 29, 2014

    Developers and architects discussed how they are breathing new life into three very different obsolete retail venues, all developed originally by the Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland.

  • New York City’s Century of Growth

    October 28, 2014

    At times, New York City has trailblazed urban solutions of astonishing foresight; at other times, it has had to be dragged to confronting urban exigencies by imminent disaster; in either case, New York has been in a constant state of innovation and remaking over the last century, confirmed a panel at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting, held October 21–23.

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Crowdfunding

    October 28, 2014

    The nascent, fast-growing phenomenon of crowdfunding in real estate financing hasn’t yet scratched the surface of its potential, according to participants in a panel at ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • Monday’s Numbers: October 27, 2014

    October 27, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending October 24, 2014, showed average spreads basically unchanged, with the implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages equaling 3.64 percent—100 basis points lower than year-end 2013.

  • Isaacson Says Digital Revolution Brings Urban Renaissance

    October 24, 2014

    In an address that concluded this year’s ULI Fall Meeting in New York City, author and journalist Walter Isaacson extolled the importance of the urban built space in fostering creativity and technological progress.

  • Leadership Lessons at the ULI Fall Meeting

    October 24, 2014

    It isn’t every day that emerging leaders in the global real estate industry get to mingle with a baker’s dozen of established leaders—including ULI trustees, governors, and other senior members—and maybe even find a lifelong mentor.

  • The New Volatility of Water Supply

    October 24, 2014

    Escalating climate change poses a paradoxical dilemma when it comes to water, according to speakers in a panel on the subject at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • ULI Housing Awards Honor Two Cities and Two Projects

    October 24, 2014

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of this year’s housing awards, a program that celebrates and promotes the exemplary efforts of real estate and public policy leaders from across the country who are working to expand affordable and workforce housing opportunities.

  • Urban Land Recognizes Winners of 40 Under 40 Competition

    October 24, 2014

    Urban Land magazine has announced the winners of its first-ever 40 Under 40 competition, which recognizes the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe as determined by a jury of leading ULI members.

  • 16 Urban Innovation Grants Awarded

    October 22, 2014

    Sixteen grants totaling $320,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grants program.

  • Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park Selected for ULI Urban Open Space Award

    October 22, 2014

    Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre (2.1 ha) deck park built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas, has received national recognition as the winner of the 2014 ULI Urban Open Space Award.

  • 13 Winners Honored with ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    October 22, 2014

    Thirteen real estate developments from around the globe, including six in North America, four in Europe, and three in Asia, have been selected as winners in the 2014 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence competition.

  • U.S. Prospects Are Bright, Says Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase

    October 22, 2014

    In an appearance at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City, the head of the nation’s biggest bank talked about resilience—both the U.S. economy’s and his own, in the face of a bout with cancer.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to Support ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative

    October 22, 2014

    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.

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