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    October

  • 10-01-14

    Getting the Most Out of the ULI Fall Meeting

    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.

  • September

  • 09-29-14

    Monday’s Numbers: 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?

  • 09-29-14

    Fulton Center: A Grand Central for Downtown Manhattan

    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.

  • 09-29-14

    10 Multifamily Residences Taking Advantage of Waterfront Location

    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.

  • 09-26-14

    Challenges for Retail in Low-Income Areas

    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.

  • 09-26-14

    Connecting Walkability and Affordable Housing

    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.

  • 09-26-14

    Addressing Rising Sea Levels in South Florida and the California Coast

    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.

  • 09-25-14

    Sustainable Development: Economic Driver and Bulwark against Climate Change

    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.

  • 09-25-14

    Metrics for Resilience: Defining and Quantifying Success

    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.

  • 09-22-14

    Monday’s Numbers: 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.