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    July

  • 07-11-16

    Radiating Resourcefulness

    A small Portland developer marshals a variety of resources to redevelop a city block with three creative office buildings fronting a city park.

  • 07-11-16

    Industry Outlook for Resilience

    How can we prepare for disasters and adverse events in ways that protect communities and enhance the built environment? Experts in resilience discuss efforts to protect communities from disaster, enhance recovery efforts, increase awareness about the value of incorporating resilience, and implement resilience projects that provide additional benefits to the community.

  • 07-11-16

    Freestanding Retail REITs Bring Stable Returns in Uncertain Times

    Strong returns and limited risk have been key factors in the success of freestanding retail REITs during 2016, with a 37.29 percent total return year to date. But as these REITs reach 52-week highs, is it time to buy, hold, or sell? Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 07-08-16

    26 Finalists for 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Named

    Twenty-six extraordinary developments from around the globe have been selected as finalists in ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence. This year’s finalists include two in Asia, six in Europe, and 18 in North America.

  • 07-07-16

    MIT Group Imagines Sophisticated Solutions for High-Performing, Livable Cities

    One of two dozen research groups housed at MIT’s Media Lab, the Changing Places group is focused on developing new, more efficient, and creative mobility systems and ways of living and working in cities at a time when urban populations are growing, while the resources to sustain them are shrinking. Kent Larson leads the group and shared several of Changing Places’ projects during the closing keynote speech at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Miami.

  • 07-07-16

    The Power of Nice: Negotiating So That Everyone Wins

    Negotiators come out ahead by creating win-win deals that help build lasting relationships, said Ron Shapiro, speaking at this year’s ULI Washington Real Estate Trends Conference. Shapiro has previously worked as a top sports agent, lawyer, and businessman.

  • 07-06-16

    Ranking the Most Transparent Markets for Global Real Estate Investors

    Transparency in the global real estate sector has improved markedly, according to a recent report produced by JLL and LaSalle Investment Management, with the ten most transparent countries taking 75 percent of global investment volumes.

  • 07-05-16

    REITs Outperforming Broader Markets in 2016

    The total FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index return gained 6.68 percent in June, bringing the total return for the first half of 2016 to 13.65 percent. Freestanding retail, single-family home, data center, manufactured home, and infrastructure REITs posted double-digit gains during the month while timber lagged. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • June

  • 06-30-16

    Four Concepts Reimagining the Future of Modern Memorials

    The competition was intended to “reimagine how we think about, feel, and experience memorials,” eliciting entries that both aim to fill in topics and themes that have not been commemorated and to anticipate those that might merit future attention.

  • 06-29-16

    Harvard Study Finds U.S. Rental Affordability in Crisis Despite Housing Recovery

    While the U.S. rental market has continued to expand, the markets for single-family houses and condominiums is still recovering. Affordability is an acute problem in both, according to the findings of the latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, issued by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.