Real estate industry icon and longtime Urban Land Institute leader Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the Houston-based Hines real estate organization, has been named the honorary chairman of ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting, set for May 13–14 at the Hilton Americas Houston.
Focusing on environmental responsiveness and place making, this mixed-use neighborhood is also the largest planned net-zero-energy community.
The Trepp survey for the week ending October 31, 2014, showed average spreads basically unchanged with the implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages equaling 3.93 percent—71 basis points lower than at year-end 2013.
Through both evidence and anecdotes, panelists at the “How Housing Matters”conference provided further insight into the pivotal role that housing plays in people’s lives.
How do you create built environments that actually improve health? Panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting said that successes in improving health need to be shared while meeting financial and investment objectives. “Once you see these principles at work, it makes such an impact that there’s no going back,” said Susan Powers, president, Urban Ventures LLC.
On the day that Target announced free shipping for all online orders placed during the 2014 holiday season, a 2014 ULI Fall Meeting panel discussed who is “really winning” market share in retail: brick-and-mortar or online stores? According to research presented by the panelists, the current situation is a win-win for both camps.
Master-planned communities and suburban models that once dominated homebuilding are shifting to include walkable, compact town centers.
At the ULI Fall Meeting, panelists discussed the shifting role of food and beverage offerings at retail centers. With more and more purchases occurring online, panelists explained how food has emerged as the big draw from Australia to New York City.
The Minnesota chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been selected as the 2014 winner of the ULI Impact Award, an honor given annually to a district or national council that has catalyzed an exceptional example of impact, or a positive change in the design and development of its community.
As panelists demonstrated at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting, owners and developers are generating new demand for office space by repositioning entire neighborhoods and developing new mixed-use buildings to meet the needs of office users.