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  • 10-30-14

    The Rebirth of Manhattan’s Downtown

    By the end of 2014, the writers and editors of Condé Nast will finish moving into the publishing company’s new 1.25 million-square-foot (116,000 sq m) headquarters in lower Manhattan. That’s just the latest good news from that part of Manhattan, which is once again one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world, despite surviving a hurricane, the global financial crisis, and the 9/11 attacks.

  • 10-30-14

    Greatest Development Opportunity in History in Global Urban Migration

    Citing the estimate of 2.5 billion people moving to cities by 2050, Rob Speyer, president and co–chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer, said that cities are more important than ever in bringing people together in a keynote address at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting.

  • 10-30-14

    Three Creative Reuses of Aging Infrastructure

    Speakers at a concurrent session on the creative reuse of aging infrastructure added three additional case studies to the growing list of success stories proving that development opportunities can still be found in the spaces created by transportation infrastructure, including Chicago’s MetraMarket, Buffalo’s Eerie Canal, and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles,

  • 10-30-14

    Low Yields Driving More Investors into Property Markets

    Around the world, commercial real estate investors are tired of sky-high prices and low investor yields—but they keep on paying, said panelists at a Capital Markets keynote at the ULI Fall Meeting.

  • 10-30-14

    Next Wave of Resorts Are More Connected, More Urban

    Resorts and vacation homes—always the last real estate sector to recover from an economic downturn—are seeing increased activity, but developers are looking toward the future.

  • 10-29-14

    Brooklyn Renaissance: Transformation of an Outer Borough

    The borough’s notoriety may obscure the very practical origin of the borough’s resurgence, observed panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting. As Kathyrn Wilde, president of the Partnership for New York City, commented, its cachet has been sudden, but the “roots have been decades in the making.”

  • 10-29-14

    Breathing New Life Into Three Outdated Shopping Centers

    Developers and architects discussed how they are breathing new life into three very different obsolete retail venues, all developed originally by the Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland.

  • 10-28-14

    New York City’s Century of Growth

    At times, New York City has trailblazed urban solutions of astonishing foresight; at other times, it has had to be dragged to confronting urban exigencies by imminent disaster; in either case, New York has been in a constant state of innovation and remaking over the last century, confirmed a panel at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting, held October 21–23.

  • 10-28-14

    Challenges and Opportunities for Crowdfunding

    The nascent, fast-growing phenomenon of crowdfunding in real estate financing hasn’t yet scratched the surface of its potential, according to participants in a panel at ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City.

  • 10-27-14

    Monday’s Numbers: October 27, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending October 24, 2014, showed average spreads basically unchanged, with the implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages equaling 3.64 percent—100 basis points lower than year-end 2013.