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  • 04-13-15

    Do REITs Need Water to Grow?

    With no sign of a break in California’s four-year drought, Governor Jerry Brown on April 1 ordered a statewide reduction in water use. What does the worsening drought mean for the state’s economy, real estate, and REITs? Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 04-13-15

    Strong Outlook for Real Estate in ULI Consensus Forecast

    The ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, issued biannually, which surveys 46 economists and analysts, predicts strong demand and value for real estate for the next three years. According to panelists on a ULI members-only webinar, real estate continues to offer strong relative value compared with other investments, and fundamental demand is also quite strong.

  • 04-10-15

    University of Maryland Team Wins 2015 Hines Competition

    For a second consecutive year, a team representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors in the 2015 ULI Hines Competition with its winning master plan proposal that transforms the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans.

  • 04-09-15

    New York Tops Walk Score’s 10 Most Walkable U.S. Cities

    Walk Score, now owned by internet brokerage Redfin, has released its 2015 ranking of the most walkable U.S. cities with populations exceeding 300,000. New York, the nation’s most walkable city, has increased its lead over San Francisco, which came in second.

  • 04-08-15

    The 2014 Annual Report

    The 2014 Annual Report tells stories of ULI members making a positive impact every day in their communities, and it highlights members’ extraordinary contributions in advancing the ULI mission to create thriving, sustainable communities worldwide.

  • 04-08-15

    Cities Outpaced Suburbs in Job Growth during the Great Recession

    From 2007 to 2011, jobs grew faster in many downtowns than in surrounding areas, reversing a nearly 60-year-long trend in the United States. This is according to research by City Observatory, a think tank based in Portland, Oregon.

  • 04-06-15

    REITs Volatile amid Spinoff and Interest Rate Talk

    Real estate investment trusts were volatile in March. By month-end, the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index had slightly underperformed the broader markets with a gain of 1.15 percent. Meanwhile, more companies are being urged to spin-off their real estate assets into REITs. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 04-06-15

    Finding Value from Energy Efficiency in Houston’s Biggest Buildings

    A new grouping of real estate and energy experts is setting out to show Houston’s building owners, occupiers, and investors how to add value by subtracting energy.

  • 04-06-15

    Third Time’s a Charm for Jacksonville’s Crowdfunding Festival

    Now in its third year, the OneSpark festival highlights entrepreneurial projects in both a juried competition and a popular vote in what is touted as the “world’s biggest crowdfunding festival.” There will be 555 official OneSpark creator projects this year.

  • 04-02-15

    ULI Report: Houston’s NRG Astrodome “Can and Should Live On”

    Houston’s iconic NRG Astrodome “can and should live on” as a multiuse park, according to a report released by ULI. The Harris County Commissioners Court, the county’s governing body, has approved the proposal and referred it to the county’s Sports and Convention Corp.