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  • 05-22-15

    Health Care and Life Sciences as Catalysts for Community Development

    Health care and life sciences continue to yield strong returns for real estate investors. These sectors can also create economic value through their physical footprints, anchoring mixed-used developments that attract a diverse workforce while spurring further development, according to an expert panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • 05-22-15

    Repositioning Existing Office Towers

    With an estimated 500 million square feet (46.5 million sq m) of underperforming commercial property existing in the market and an influx of real estate capital on the horizon, the repositioning of urban office towers is poised to become a major market-mover in the commercial real estate industry.

  • 05-21-15

    Houston as a Vision for the Future of American Cities

    Welcoming attendees to the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, Mayor Anisse Parker said that the lessons learned by her city about diversity and entrepreneurship have resonance across the United States.

  • 05-21-15

    Practical Considerations Can Make or Break Mixed Use

    Creating a thriving mixed-use property is not nearly as simple as putting retail space on the ground floor of a multifamily residential building, even though that is just what many local officials and planners like to dictate, according to a panel of experts at the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • 05-21-15

    E-Commerce Giants Battling for the “Last Mile” of Delivery

    The explosion in e-commerce continues to disrupt the real estate industry, with no end in sight. E-commerce may affect demand for retail space, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting, and it is already increasing demand for warehouse space.

  • 05-21-15

    From Eyesore to Eye Candy: Successful Makeovers for Aging Infrastructure

    What can cities do with aging, obsolete infrastructure that becomes not only useless but also dangerous? At the annual Washington Real Estate Trends conference sponsored by ULI’s Washington, D.C., district council, panelists presented inspiring examples of several successful projects in the nation’s capital and beyond.

  • 05-20-15

    Aging Office Parks Revitalized with Healthy Amenities

    While office tenants may not realize the significance of healthier buildings, experts speaking at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting said that in the kind of office that tenants want, most of the amenities center on wellness and health.

  • 05-20-15

    Shifting the Focus of Commercial Strips from Moving Cars to Connecting People

    ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative and the Rose Center for Public Leadership are taking a closer look at auto-oriented commercial strips and their potential to activate healthy behaviors in surrounding communities instead of inhibiting them through demonstration corridors in four geographically diverse and growing cities.

  • 05-19-15

    Taking Calculated Risks on Game-Changing Ideas

    At the closing session of the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, two local icons—landmark real estate developer Gerald D. Hines and James A. Baker III, who served in three presidential administrations and was secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush—talked about leadership and perhaps its most crucial ingredient, the willingness to take bold risks and run with game-changing ideas.

  • 05-19-15

    Financing among Several Challenges for Ideal Mixed-Use Projects

    Mixed-use projects have the potential to transform urban areas and create long-term value. But as members of a panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston explained, it is a lot trickier than it might seem to create a successful synergy of uses.