New Developments

  • REIT Performance Slips in April

    May 4, 2015 Real estate investment trusts pulled back in April, with a –4.95 percent total return for the month. Interest rates edged up during the month and signs of economic weakness also affected REITs and the broader markets with first-quarter GDP growth slowing to just 0.2 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
  • ULI Remembers Pat Goldstein, Citicorp and Emigrant Bank Exec

    May 1, 2015 Patricia Goldstein, a ULI Foundation Governor and the vice-chairman and head of commercial real estate for Emigrant Bank, passed away on April 29 after sustaining injuries in a cycling accident in Highland Beach, Florida. She was 69.

New Developments

  • REIT Performance Slips in April

    May 4, 2015 Real estate investment trusts pulled back in April, with a –4.95 percent total return for the month. Interest rates edged up during the month and signs of economic weakness also affected REITs and the broader markets with first-quarter GDP growth slowing to just 0.2 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
  • ULI Remembers Pat Goldstein, Citicorp and Emigrant Bank Exec

    May 1, 2015 Patricia Goldstein, a ULI Foundation Governor and the vice-chairman and head of commercial real estate for Emigrant Bank, passed away on April 29 after sustaining injuries in a cycling accident in Highland Beach, Florida. She was 69.
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    Product Council Outlook: Recreational Development

    How are developers catering to boomers, gen Xers, and millennials whose expectations were affected by the Great Recession? Members of ULI’s Recreational Development Council discuss opportunities for repositioning and new construction in the coming years, changes in consumer preferences and demographic trends, and other factors influencing resort, vacation, and second-home destinations.

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    March/April Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for tablets and smartphones, the latest issue is now available. In addition to the Apple and Android app stores, you can now download the magazine on your Kindle Fire and Windows 8 devices.

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    Strong Outlook for Real Estate in ULI Consensus Forecast

    The ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, issued biannually, which surveys 46 economists and analysts, predicts strong demand and value for real estate for the next three years. According to panelists on a ULI members-only webinar, real estate continues to offer strong relative value compared with other investments, and fundamental demand is also quite strong.

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    The 2014 Annual Report

    The 2014 Annual Report tells stories of ULI members making a positive impact every day in their communities, and it highlights members’ extraordinary contributions in advancing the ULI mission to create thriving, sustainable communities worldwide.

Recent Articles

  • The Bayou City: Reclaiming Houston’s Signature Waterways

    May 4, 2015

    Across the United States, a number of cities are attempting to restore and rediscover their urban rivers. One of the most ambitious efforts is occurring in Houston, where Buffalo Bayou Park is undergoing a $58 million redevelopment to be completed this year.

  • ExxonMobil’s New Campus: Giving Houston a Second Energy Corridor

    May 4, 2015

    Executives are keeping their large, new campus largely under wraps. Nevertheless, it is transforming the area’s real estate.

  • Policy Perspective: Regulatory Shift May Help Development Located near Transit

    May 4, 2015

    Federal changes could promote TOD that functions better—and is easier to build.

  • REIT Performance Slips in April

    May 4, 2015

    Real estate investment trusts pulled back in April, with a –4.95 percent total return for the month. Interest rates edged up during the month and signs of economic weakness also affected REITs and the broader markets with first-quarter GDP growth slowing to just 0.2 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • ULI Remembers Pat Goldstein, Citicorp and Emigrant Bank Exec

    May 1, 2015

    Patricia Goldstein, a ULI Foundation Governor and the vice-chairman and head of commercial real estate for Emigrant Bank, passed away on April 29 after sustaining injuries in a cycling accident in Highland Beach, Florida. She was 69.

  • ULI Case Study: BG Group Place, Houston, Texas

    April 30, 2015

    Hines is known for developing iconic buildings in Houston—notably One Shell Plaza, Pennzoil Place, and the Houston Galleria—and around the world. But when the company first proposed developing a new office building on a blighted block in downtown Houston, many in the Houston real estate community scratched their heads.

  • Making Sports-Oriented Mixed Use Work

    April 29, 2015

    The successful development of the Arena District in Columbus, Ohio, set into motion a nationwide flurry of development of urban sports-oriented entertainment districts, as municipal officials across the country reimagined their city centers as places where people live, work, and play.

  • Gateway Houston: Attracting Immigrants, Global Trade, and Investors

    April 27, 2015

    Last year, veteran Texas homebuilder Jim Lemming decided to construct houses to meet the prevailing tastes and lifestyles of Houston’s growing southwest suburbs. That meant building houses with prayer rooms, Islamic-style arches, domed roofs, and extra master bedroom suites to accommodate multigenerational households.

  • Demand from Tech Tenants Continues to Propel Office Markets

    April 27, 2015

    Strong demand from technology, advertising, media, and information tenants, combined with limited new office supply, has allowed for healthy rent growth. The office sector’s 2.89 percent dividend yield is below average for equity REITs, but in the current low-interest-rate environment, it is attractive compared with other investment options. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Bringing Healthy Living to Sun Belt Cities

    April 27, 2015

    No city in the United States is probably less likely to be the poster child for healthy living through physical activity than Houston. Yet things are changing, and these changes are making Houston a great laboratory that will help us figure out whether it is possible to change real estate development patterns in the Sun Belt in a way that increases physical activity and therefore improves public health.

  • ULI Case Study: CityCentre in Houston

    April 24, 2015

    A mixed-use urban district in the Houston suburbs has created a much-needed pedestrian-friendly setting for office tenants, apartment dwellers, hotel guests, and retail/restaurant patrons.

  • Six Innovative Designs Leading a Resurgence of Libraries

    April 24, 2015

    The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association have selected six recipients to receive the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, including the new Cedar Rapids Public Library, designed by OPN Architects.

  • Downtowns Rank Highly on AARP’s New Livability Index

    April 23, 2015

    Mifflin West of Madison, Wisconsin, was named America’s most livable neighborhood in AARP’s Livability index, followed by the Upper West Side of New York and Boston’s Downtown Crossing.

  • A. Alfred Taubman, 91, Has Passed

    April 20, 2015

    Longtime Urban Land Institute leader A. Alfred Taubman passed away following a heart attack. He was 91. Taubman, a real estate industry icon who pioneered the development of enclosed shopping malls, had been a ULI Foundation governor since 1985. He served as a trustee from 1980 through 1992, and was a member of the ULI Advisory Services committee from 1995 to 1996.

  • The City with (Almost) No Limits

    April 20, 2015

    As the only major U.S. city without formal zoning, Houston has a reputation as a freewheeling place where anything goes. But in truth, a complex patchwork of public and private regulation has evolved to impose order.

  • Product Council Outlook: Recreational Development

    April 20, 2015

    How are developers catering to boomers, gen Xers, and millennials whose expectations were affected by the Great Recession? Members of ULI’s Recreational Development Council discuss opportunities for repositioning and new construction in the coming years, changes in consumer preferences and demographic trends, and other factors influencing resort, vacation, and second-home destinations.

  • March/April Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    April 20, 2015

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for tablets and smartphones, the latest issue is now available. In addition to the Apple and Android app stores, you can now download the magazine on your Kindle Fire and Windows 8 devices.

  • Lodging REITs: Time to Buy or Sell?

    April 20, 2015

    For the first time in almost a year, weekly U.S. revenue per available room declined as of April 4. But, an improving U.S. economy and low gas prices have boosted demand while new supply has stayed low in most markets, keeping lodging market fundamentals strong. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Houston Creates a New Neighborhood Downtown

    April 20, 2015

    The most expensive apartments per square foot in Houston are in a new tower overlooking a new park in a new residential neighborhood now blossoming downtown. That tower, One Park Place, proved that luxury rental housing can thrive in a central business district still dominated by high-rise office properties.

  • Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rose to $400 Billion in 2014

    April 16, 2015

    Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $399.8 billion worth of loans in 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2014 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation.

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