Americans are losing sight of the strength of their nation’s creativity, resourcefulness, and economy, said international affairs analyst Michael Moran.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Despite the turmoil and general unease around the globe, Fareed Zakaria focused on the peace and prosperity of the current decade in his remarks at the ULI Spring Meeting.
There are lots of stories about the significant paybacks companies can get from doing energy retrofits—big and small—on the buildings they own and manage.
In recent years, natural disasters have been striking North America with increasing frequency and intensity. Hurricane Sandy has served as a wake-up call for the building, real estate investment, and insurance industries, as well as for government at all levels and ULI.
The economic benefits of building healthy places are outlined in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute—Building for Wellness: The Business Case.