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  • 03-27-17

    $1.7 Trillion Earmarked for CRE Sector for 2017

    A recent survey of investors conducted by CBRE indicated that a lack of liquidity in the commercial real estate (CRE) market should not be a concern. Last year, $895 billion of capital poured into commercial real estate globally. While that was down 9 percent from 2015, it was still the second-highest yearly volume for the sector since 2007, when just more than $1 trillion poured in. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 03-24-17

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Wynwood Walls–Miami

    Standing out in the urban core of Miami, Wynwood Walls started as a collection of six privately owned warehouses whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “museum of the streets” by visionary developer Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres (0.6 ha) of land—former parking lots and junkyards—that now provide multiple areas that the public can enjoy at no charge.

  • 03-24-17

    Investors Going Long on Dallas/Fort Worth Office Market

    Both banks and alternative lenders increasingly see the Dallas/Fort Worth market as an attractive place to deploy capital in the commercial real estate sector and remain generally bullish on the region, said panelists speaking at a ULI North Texas event focused on capital markets.

  • 03-24-17

    Five Findings on the Future of U.S. Immigration and the Suburban Dream

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is examining the housing characteristics and residential location choices of the America’s foreign-born population to better understand the impact that immigrants could have on local housing markets.

  • 03-21-17

    Four Trends Driving the Evolution of Grocery Stores

    Last year was above average for U.S. grocery store openings as they anchored developments ranging from apartments to malls to even some hotel concepts. Here are four trends driving changes in the modern grocery store concept, based on JLL’s recent Grocery Tracker, including scan-and-go payment apps and more prepared meals.

  • 03-20-17

    REITs and the Latest Fed Rate Increase

    For the second time in the past four months, the Federal Reserve has upped the benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to a target range of 0.75–1.0 percent. While news of the rate hike caused government bond yields to drop, REITs rallied by over 2 percent following the announcement. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 03-20-17

    Adding Green Space and Value in Houston’s Upper Kirby District

    A $15 million redevelopment of Levy Park in Houston’s Upper Kirby District neighborhood southwest of downtown creates green space and placemaking for the growing city of Houston.

  • 03-16-17

    Attracting Millennial Workers to Florida: Transit Could Help

    The Brightline, set to begin service this July, has prompted a unique opportunity within southeast Florida for transit-oriented development projects, as the privately funded rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

  • 03-16-17

    In Brief: Seattle-Tacoma, San Jose Are Top U.S. Office Markets for 2017

    San Jose, California, and Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, hold the top two spots in Marcus & Millichap’s latest National Office Property Index (NOPI). Both markets boast vacancy rates below the national average and significant completions forecast for 2017.

  • 03-15-17

    Video: U.S. Mayors at South by Southwest Discuss Tech Economy in Cities

    Two of the current ULI Rose Center fellows, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., and Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, California, gave brief interviews on what their cities are doing for the tech sector. housing affordability, and infrastucture. Liccardo said, “We are starting to recognize that the suburban tilt-up campus of a generation ago are not what young creative people want to work in today and we need to think more and more about how we’d retrofit a city that was really largely built for cars into a city that’s built for people.”