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  • 04-21-14

    Monday’s Numbers: April 21, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the period ending April 4, 2014, showed spreads basically unchanged, with the implied ten-year rate for properties with 50 percent to 59 percent loan-to-value ratios at 4.10 percent.

  • 04-21-14

    International Investors Finding Appeal in Apartments

    Once preferring office and retail, international investors are starting to see multifamily rentals as a valuable, stable asset class, said panelists at the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting.

  • 04-21-14

    The Canadian P3 Model: Will It Work in the United States?

    Despite his significant expertise with public/private partnerships (P3s) in the United States, Jay Hailey, an attorney at DLA Piper, found something new to share with attendees at the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia: the Canadian P3 model.

  • 04-18-14

    Resorts Incorporating Newer Concepts

    At a 2014 ULI Spring Meeting panel in Vancouver, three successful resort developers discussed how they are achieving success by focusing on health, wellness, and activities that bring together family members across all generations—even ex-spouses.

  • 04-18-14

    Changing How Homebuyers Search

    Data-driven technology companies like Zillow, Walk Score, and Redfin are changing the way that buyers view properties.

  • 04-16-14

    Moran: U.S. Economy Still World’s Strongest

    Americans are losing sight of the strength of their nation’s creativity, resourcefulness, and economy, said international affairs analyst Michael Moran.

  • 04-16-14

    Making Public Spaces Work Overtime

    As people increasingly embrace the idea of trading sprawl and traffic congestion for life in high-density communities, demand is growing for well-planned public spaces, including community gardens, pocket parks, rooftop gardens, and reclaimed industrial land.

  • 04-14-14

    Monday’s Numbers: April 14, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the period ending April 4, 2014, showed spreads basically unchanged, with the implied ten-year rate for properties with 50 percent to 59 percent loan-to-value ratios at 4.10 percent.

  • 04-14-14

    Health and a Sense of Community Attract Buyers

    Developers can create new housing projects that provide the latest in environmentally friendly features­­­—solar power, water recycling, pedestrian safety, and transit access—but only about 10 percent of buyers will go looking for those features or be willing to pay a premium for them, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting last week in Vancouver.

  • 04-14-14

    Three Growth Models Embrace Healthy Principles

    Health and wellness are driving part of the offering at Whole Foods, Westin Hotels, and the Baja California resort industry in a way that is likely to increase over time, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting last week in Vancouver, British Columbia.