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    January

  • 01-17-17

    The Evolution of Modern Architecture, Engineering, and Design Firms

    They face common challenges managing technology, attracting talent—and making the transition to a new generation of leadership.

  • 01-17-17

    Can Apartment REITs Turn It Around in 2017?

    Supply is the name of the game with the apartment sector, which uncharacteristically underperformed through 2016. The sector, which has been a perennial leader in recent years, posted a flat 2.86 percent total return for the year, a stark contrast with its more than 50 percent rise during 2014 and 2015. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 01-17-17

    Northwestern Small Blocks: The History and Rationale Behind an Urban Model

    The scale of Portland’s and Vancouver’s small blocks sets patterns that solve multiple development problems and can be a contemporary model for developing urbane, walkable, and sustainable communities.

  • 01-17-17

    Video: How Seattle Is Growing into a Great Transit City

    Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, and the city is making bold investments to ensure most residents live within walking distance of frequent transit, according to a new video produced by StreetFilms and TransitCenter.

  • 01-17-17

    Leveraging Real Estate to Achieve Climate Goals

    Practical strategies for owners, operators, and tenants who want to lighten their carbon footprint—and boost their bottom line.

  • 01-09-17

    2016 in Review: REITs Start Strong but Slow Down

    In a volatile year, the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index posted a modest total return of 9.3 percent in 2016, while the S&P 500 saw a total return of 12 percent. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) enjoyed a pleasant opening to the year, followed by a skittish second half as interest rate concerns applied downward pressure.

  • 01-09-17

    Industry Outlook for Adding Value with Design

    How can raising the quality of architecture add value to real estate developments?

  • 01-09-17

    Chicago Area Selected as Study Site for 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

    An area adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River has been selected as the study site in the 15th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • 01-09-17

    ULI Awards 10 Urban Innovation Grants for 2017

    Ten grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to ULI district and national councils through the Institute’s Urban Innovation Grant program.

  • 01-09-17

    Cincinnati’s Streetcar and a Downtown Revival

    By the time the first passengers boarded Cincinnati’s streetcar in September, its advocates had already been on a wild 15-year ride that included surviving two ballot initiatives to derail the project. The Cincinnati Bell Connector—the streetcar’s formal name, thanks to that company’s ten-year, $3.4 million naming-rights deal signed in August—began clanging through Cincinnati’s streets at a time when construction continues ramping up in the city center.