Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are off to a strong start in 2014, showing returns far in excess of alternative public equity investments. REITs continue to have access to both equity and debt capital in size and at low cost, fueling their ability to selectively acquire property on an accretive basis.
You never know who—or what—Vancouver’s film, television, and video game industries will bring to town.
A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors in the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Student Urban Design Competition with its plan to redevelop Nashville’s Sulphur Dell neighborhood as a healthy community.
ULI visiting fellow Gabe Klein, who helped launch bicycle share in two cities, offers lessons from the differing experiences in Paris, Chicago, New York City, and Washington.
At the ULI Building Healthy Places Conference, developers talked about incorporating healthier features into their projects at low cost while adding value for the occupants.
Four developers of master-planned communities discussed the health-related aspects of their projects during the “Legacy of Building Healthy Places” session at ULI’s Building Healthy Places conference, held in February in Los Angeles.
The area’s housing is among the least affordable in the world. How much of that is attributable to Chinese expats is the subject of an ongoing debate.
A new survey by the Urban Land Institute and EY forecasts that activity in the commercial sector will soon reach levels not seen since 2006. The housing sector is also expected to continue its rebound, albeit at a somewhat slower pace than previously predicted.
According to a report by Smart Growth America, Southern cities like Atlanta and Nashville are among the least dense, but California’s Riverside also makes the bottom 10.
Maturing loans are back. Published reports from sources including conventional and securitized commercial mortgage lenders, commercial bankers, and investment bankers show that the real estate industry will continue to be challenged by the amount of loans maturing from 2014 to 2017.