New Developments

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 29, 2014

    September 29, 2014 That anguished cry you heard from the capital markets during the week was the result of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announcing that it would no longer invest in hedge funds, saying they were too time-consuming and too complex, and had produced unsatisfactory rates of return. Could real estate be next?
  • Fulton Center: A Grand Central for Downtown Manhattan

    September 29, 2014 Any day now, New York City will open a grand public space at the middle of a web of subway lines in Manhattan, a few blocks away from both the World Trade Center and Wall Street.
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 29, 2014

    September 29, 2014 That anguished cry you heard from the capital markets during the week was the result of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announcing that it would no longer invest in hedge funds, saying they were too time-consuming and too complex, and had produced unsatisfactory rates of return. Could real estate be next?
  • Fulton Center: A Grand Central for Downtown Manhattan

    September 29, 2014 Any day now, New York City will open a grand public space at the middle of a web of subway lines in Manhattan, a few blocks away from both the World Trade Center and Wall Street.

Recent Articles

  • Getting the Most Out of the ULI Fall Meeting

    October 1, 2014

    In addition to keynote addresses by Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute there is a strong slate of can’t-miss sessions at this year’s ULI Fall Meeting.

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 29, 2014

    September 29, 2014

    That anguished cry you heard from the capital markets during the week was the result of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announcing that it would no longer invest in hedge funds, saying they were too time-consuming and too complex, and had produced unsatisfactory rates of return. Could real estate be next?

  • Fulton Center: A Grand Central for Downtown Manhattan

    September 29, 2014

    Any day now, New York City will open a grand public space at the middle of a web of subway lines in Manhattan, a few blocks away from both the World Trade Center and Wall Street.

  • 10 Multifamily Residences Taking Advantage of Waterfront Location

    September 29, 2014

    The following ten residential projects—all completed in the past five years—include beachfront dwellings, communities in redeveloped industrial waterfronts and military bases, and replacements for public housing damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Challenges for Retail in Low-Income Areas

    September 26, 2014

    A new ULI report explores factors that hamper retail development in some lower-income communities and offers solutions to overcome the dearth of shopping options for neighborhood residents.

  • Connecting Walkability and Affordable Housing

    September 26, 2014

    As walkable urban places have become more commonplace across the national real estate landscape, the subject of affordability within these communities has become a greater concern.

  • Addressing Rising Sea Levels in South Florida and the California Coast

    September 26, 2014

    State and municipal governments are taking steps to ensure the safety of their coastal communities by implementing more stringent design and building standards for new construction and redevelopments. They also are beginning to replace old infrastructure.

  • Sustainable Development: Economic Driver and Bulwark against Climate Change

    September 25, 2014

    Coastal cities and regions should view private development of waterfront areas as a tool to combat the effects of climate change while also creating jobs, providing much-needed housing, and spurring economic growth, said the chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • Metrics for Resilience: Defining and Quantifying Success

    September 25, 2014

    As cities develop resilience strategies in anticipation of more frequent and severe weather events triggered by climate change, understanding what success looks like across a broad spectrum of indicators will be critical to their efforts, said panelists at a ULI conference.

  • Monday’s Numbers: September 22, 2014

    September 22, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending September 12 showed average spreads coming in about 5 basis points. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages was 4.0 percent, 64 basis points lower than year-end 2013. It remains a great time to be a borrower.

  • China’s Pearl River Delta: Tying 11 Cities into a Megaregion

    September 22, 2014

    On China’s southern coast, the integration of the Greater Pearl River Delta links nine cities, plus the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macau, to create an urban area of 21,100 square miles (55,000 sq km) and a population of up to 80 million.

  • New HUD Competition Will Reward Resilience, Not Just Recovery

    September 22, 2014

    A new competition for U.S. federal disaster relief funds will reward forward-thinking proposals that build resilience within communities, rather than those that rebuild in the same places using outdated methods, said HUD’s Harriet Tregoning, speaking at a ULI event.

  • New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

    September 18, 2014

    For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

  • The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience

    September 18, 2014

    In the panel titled “The Human and Social Dimensions of Resilience,” Jonathan Rose, president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, led a discussion with prominent writer and environmentalist Paul Hawken and renowned landscape architect Peter Calthorpe of Calthorpe Associates.

  • Five Urban Farms That Are Growing Big

    September 17, 2014

    As technology progresses and business models are refined, entrepreneurs around the world are exploring different ways to grow food in urban areas.

  • Saving the Future: China, the U.S., and a Historic Shift

    September 17, 2014

    Whereas China’s pollution problems are well publicized, less noticed has been how seriously the Chinese government is pursuing solutions.

  • The Lowline: A Park Beneath the Hustle and Bustle of New York

    September 17, 2014

    Dan Barasch is the co-founder and executive director of the Lowline, a proposed park beneath the streets of New York City—in the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. In use from 1908 to 1948, the terminal is long abandoned. The Lowline will be a one-acre park in a neighborhood where green space is hard to come by.

  • Waterfronts, Resilience—and a New York Preview

    September 15, 2014

    Perhaps you’ve noticed that this issue of Urban Land arrived in your mailbox a little bit earlier than usual.

  • 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.

  • CEO Perspective: A New Format for ULI’s Fall Meeting

    September 15, 2014

    CEO Perspective: September signals a busy time for ULI as we step up preparations for our signature event—the annual Fall Meeting.

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