New Developments

  • Nontraded REITs Raise Lowest Volume of Capital in 14 Years

    April 24, 2017 The departure of AR Global Investments from the nontraded real estate investment trust world, coupled with uncertainty surrounding substantial pending regulations, has put a sizable damper on the ability of the nontraded REIT sector to raise capital. According to Summit Investment Research, $4.8 billion of equity was raised by sponsors of 35 entities last year, the lowest volume in 14 years. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases 0.9 Percent in March

    April 17, 2017 The Dodge Momentum Index increased by 0.9 percent in March to 144.4 from its revised February reading of 143.2. The index, produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, has risen for six consecutive months, with much of the gain being driven by institutional projects entering planning while commercial projects so far in 2017 have receded slightly. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
  • Market Trends

    ULI Forecast Calls for Moderate Growth for Most U.S. Real Estate Sectors

    While the growth of e-commerce and the shifting needs for open and smaller office spaces are having a marginal impact, most of these disruptive forces are still years away from having a substantive negative impact on the retail, office, and other industry sectors, said panelists discussing the latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast during a webinar.

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    Nine Practices of Successful Public/Private Partnerships

    Though public/private partnerships are not new, they are being used more widely in a variety of new contexts and are evolving to take more extensive and complicated forms of shared risk and responsibility. These changes will accelerate if the U.S. federal government moves forward with broad public investment to modernize infrastructure through the use of tax credits to engage the private sector.

New Developments

  • Nontraded REITs Raise Lowest Volume of Capital in 14 Years

    April 24, 2017 The departure of AR Global Investments from the nontraded real estate investment trust world, coupled with uncertainty surrounding substantial pending regulations, has put a sizable damper on the ability of the nontraded REIT sector to raise capital. According to Summit Investment Research, $4.8 billion of equity was raised by sponsors of 35 entities last year, the lowest volume in 14 years. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases 0.9 Percent in March

    April 17, 2017 The Dodge Momentum Index increased by 0.9 percent in March to 144.4 from its revised February reading of 143.2. The index, produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, has risen for six consecutive months, with much of the gain being driven by institutional projects entering planning while commercial projects so far in 2017 have receded slightly. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
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    Improving Seattle’s Lower Duwamish River Area

    In 2015, ULI’s Advisory Services program convened a ULI resilience panel to study issues facing the area surrounding the Lower Duwamish Waterway, which is badly polluted with toxins and industrial waste and was identified in 2001 as a Superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Two years later, the cleanup of the river continues and there is renewed interest in addressing the community issues.

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    Why Aren’t More Small Apartment Projects Built?

    Large, luxury apartment and condo developments have been dominating headlines and casting a big shadow over the “little guys” in rental housing. A new report released by Enterprise Community Partners and the University of Southern California’s Bedrosian Center on Governance aims to call attention to this overlooked segment of the market.

Recent Articles

  • Six Noteworthy Developments Changing the Face of Seattle

    April 24, 2017

    Cranes fill the sky and construction crews complicate navigation through Seattle’s streets as development projects downtown and in other close-in urban neighborhoods usher in a higher and denser city. Local ULI leaders point to several major development projects that best demonstrate where Seattle is going as a city.

  • Drawing Employers to Tap Boston’s Well-Educated Talent Pool

    April 24, 2017

    In a survey released in January by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, Boston ranked third in desirability by foreign investors among U.S. cities (behind New York and Los Angeles). ULI Boston/New England recently hosted a program in which panelists discussed the thought processes of the leadership of the companies and investors who are wagering heavily on the continued success of the region.

  • Nontraded REITs Raise Lowest Volume of Capital in 14 Years

    April 24, 2017

    The departure of AR Global Investments from the nontraded real estate investment trust world, coupled with uncertainty surrounding substantial pending regulations, has put a sizable damper on the ability of the nontraded REIT sector to raise capital. According to Summit Investment Research, $4.8 billion of equity was raised by sponsors of 35 entities last year, the lowest volume in 14 years. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • ULI Forecast Calls for Moderate Growth for Most U.S. Real Estate Sectors

    April 21, 2017

    While the growth of e-commerce and the shifting needs for open and smaller office spaces are having a marginal impact, most of these disruptive forces are still years away from having a substantive negative impact on the retail, office, and other industry sectors, said panelists discussing the latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast during a webinar.

  • Nine Practices of Successful Public/Private Partnerships

    April 20, 2017

    Though public/private partnerships are not new, they are being used more widely in a variety of new contexts and are evolving to take more extensive and complicated forms of shared risk and responsibility. These changes will accelerate if the U.S. federal government moves forward with broad public investment to modernize infrastructure through the use of tax credits to engage the private sector.

  • Hines’ T3 Office Is Another Step Forward for Timber Construction

    April 20, 2017

    Hines is widely known for building glass and steel skyscrapers. So, it would seem that the developer is going a bit against the grain in its latest endeavor with a boutique office property in Minneapolis made largely of wood.

  • Improving Seattle’s Lower Duwamish River Area

    April 17, 2017

    In 2015, ULI’s Advisory Services program convened a ULI resilience panel to study issues facing the area surrounding the Lower Duwamish Waterway, which is badly polluted with toxins and industrial waste and was identified in 2001 as a Superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Two years later, the cleanup of the river continues and there is renewed interest in addressing the community issues.

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Increases 0.9 Percent in March

    April 17, 2017

    The Dodge Momentum Index increased by 0.9 percent in March to 144.4 from its revised February reading of 143.2. The index, produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, has risen for six consecutive months, with much of the gain being driven by institutional projects entering planning while commercial projects so far in 2017 have receded slightly. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Improving U.S. Economics, Modest Rent Growth Forecast through 2019

    April 17, 2017

    The latest survey of U.S. real estate economists showed a marked increase in expected economic measures, most likely due to federal proposals to reform the tax code, reduce regulatory burdens, and invest in infrastructure. Compared with the same survey from six months ago, real estate economists have higher expectations about gross domestic product (GDP) growth, employment growth, and housing starts.

  • Why Aren’t More Small Apartment Projects Built?

    April 14, 2017

    Large, luxury apartment and condo developments have been dominating headlines and casting a big shadow over the “little guys” in rental housing. A new report released by Enterprise Community Partners and the University of Southern California’s Bedrosian Center on Governance aims to call attention to this overlooked segment of the market.

  • Crane Watch: Five Transformative Mixed-Use Projects in the Southeast

    April 14, 2017

    A panel at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte featured five developers describing some of the most dynamic mixed-use developments in the Southeast.

  • Six Forces Transforming the Business Environment

    April 14, 2017

    Panelists at ULI’s 2017 Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte shared some of the technology trends they are seeing in North America and abroad, some of which are not yet popularly known, with the potential to massively transform the way land is used.

  • Q&A with ULI’s Lisa Sturtevant on Immigration and U.S. Housing Demand

    April 12, 2017

    Immigrants have been and will continue to be a major source of U.S. housing demand and were critical to the recovery of housing markets after the 2009 recession, according to a report published by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

  • Seattle’s Transportation Transformation

    April 10, 2017

    In an area bound by waterways, public and private sector entities, supported by voters, pull out all the stops for better mobility.

  • Mortgage Originations Decline in 2016 as Sales Volumes Also Dip

    April 10, 2017

    Only $490.6 billion of commercial and multifamily housing mortgages were originated last year, according to a survey conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Association, 2.7 percent lower than the $504 billion of originations in 2015. The likely cause of the decrease was the 11 percent drop in property sales volume last year. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Urban Infrastructure: The Growing Influence of Atlanta’s BeltLine

    April 10, 2017

    “The story of people can be told through infrastructure,” said author Ryan Gravel at the 2017 Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte. An urban planner by training, Gravel initially proposed the concept of the BeltLine in his Georgia Tech master’s thesis.

  • In Brief: Multifamily Market Springs to Life with Solid Gains

    April 7, 2017

    After a lackluster winter, U.S. rents posted solid gains in March, according to Yardi Matrix’s monthly survey of 121 markets, although the rate of growth continued to decelerate. Average monthly rents rose $6 to $1,312, with the largest rent growth seen in California’s Sacramento, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles markets.

  • Freeway Lids: Reconnecting Communities and Creating New Land for Development

    April 7, 2017

    ULI Minnesota has launched the Healthy Communities Initiative, which proposes an ambitious capital improvement program for turning proposed freeway lids along the I-94 corridor into places that re-establish neighborhood connectivity, create economic opportunities for residents, and make new land available for civic and commercial uses.

  • Three Cities Tapping into the U.S. Brewery Boom

    April 7, 2017

    Breweries have an almost magical ability to revitalize neighborhoods and even entire towns, according to panelists speaking at ULI’s 2017 Carolinas Meeting.

  • University of Texas at Austin Team Wins 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

    April 7, 2017

    A redevelopment plan for a Chicago site presented by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area.

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