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    January

  • 01-09-17

    2016 in Review: REITs Start Strong but Slow Down

    In a volatile year, the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index posted a modest total return of 9.3 percent in 2016, while the S&P 500 saw a total return of 12 percent. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) enjoyed a pleasant opening to the year, followed by a skittish second half as interest rate concerns applied downward pressure.

  • 01-09-17

    Industry Outlook for Adding Value with Design

    How can raising the quality of architecture add value to real estate developments?

  • 01-09-17

    Chicago Area Selected as Study Site for 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

    An area adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River has been selected as the study site in the 15th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • 01-09-17

    ULI Awards 10 Urban Innovation Grants for 2017

    Ten grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to ULI district and national councils through the Institute’s Urban Innovation Grant program.

  • 01-09-17

    Cincinnati’s Streetcar and a Downtown Revival

    By the time the first passengers boarded Cincinnati’s streetcar in September, its advocates had already been on a wild 15-year ride that included surviving two ballot initiatives to derail the project. The Cincinnati Bell Connector—the streetcar’s formal name, thanks to that company’s ten-year, $3.4 million naming-rights deal signed in August—began clanging through Cincinnati’s streets at a time when construction continues ramping up in the city center.

  • 01-09-17

    ULX: 10 Feats of Engineering

    Ten innovative structural designs enhance the aesthetics and functionality of buildings and bridges.

  • 01-03-17

    ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance: Facing Uncertainty

    ULI life trustee Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy shared with Urban Land some key findings and insights from the ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance.

  • December

  • 12-22-16

    In Brief: U.S. Construction Reaches Cyclical High in Q3 2016

    According to a report by JLL, U.S. construction spending reached $317 billion in the third quarter, a one percent growth increase year-over-year, compared to 7-10 percent increases for the same quarter in previous years. “The construction industry is cyclical and a national slowdown is to be expected,” said Todd Burns, JLL president, project and development services.

  • 12-21-16

    Seattle to Host ULI’s 2017 Spring Meeting

    ULI will hold its 2017 Spring Meeting May 2–4 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. A major focus for the 2017 gathering will be innovative development resulting from the influence of the technology industry, which is transforming cities across the United States. The Seattle urban region, which is the headquarters for Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of other major technology-related companies, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

  • 12-21-16

    Opportunities in the Year Ahead for China

    Though next year could be a tough one for investors in Chinese real estate, the country’s economy is also more entwined with that of the rest of the world than ever before, speakers said at the 2016 ULI China Mainland Winter Meeting in Shanghai.