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  • 07-18-16

    Commercial Real Estate’s Slow-Motion Slowdown: E-Commerce and Other Disruptors of the Seven-Year Boom

    Fueled by cheap money, low levels of new construction (except for apartments), and modestly improving demand, commercial real estate values have more than doubled from their financial-crisis lows of 2009. Nevertheless, prices are leveling off as investors have become concerned that the period of extraordinarily low interest rates may soon be coming to an end.

  • 07-18-16

    From the Slots to the Stables: Specialty REITs Outperforming

    What do billboards, prisons, casinos, schools, farmland, and document storage have in common? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in these disparate businesses comprise NAREIT’s specialty REIT category, one of the best-performing sectors this year. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 07-15-16

    Video: The Hills at New York City’s Governors Island

    This month, Governors Island, the 172-acre (70 ha) island in the heart of New York Harbor, will open to the public for the first time its newest addition to the park, The Hills, with Fast Company calling it “an engineering marvel built for resiliency and recreation.”

  • 07-15-16

    Highlighting the Growth, Economic Opportunity in Walkable Urban Places

    New research shows that not only are walkable urban places (WalkUPs) in metropolitan areas ranging from New York City to Knoxville, Tennessee, on the rise nationally, but also the growing demand to locate in those areas is translating into significantly higher real estate rents.

  • 07-14-16

    Before It Runs Off

    With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource, more emphasis is being placed on capturing and retaining rainwater and graywater.

  • 07-14-16

    Buy the Seaside

    Developers across the world are enhancing their resorts with artificial water features, from rivers to ski slopes. But coming up with unique attractions is an increasing challenge.

  • 07-11-16

    Radiating Resourcefulness

    A small Portland, Oregon, developer marshals a variety of resources to redevelop a city block with three creative office buildings fronting a city park.

  • 07-11-16

    Industry Outlook for Resilience

    How can we prepare for disasters and adverse events in ways that protect communities and enhance the built environment? Experts in resilience discuss efforts to protect communities from disaster, enhance recovery efforts, increase awareness about the value of incorporating resilience, and implement resilience projects that provide additional benefits to the community.

  • 07-11-16

    Freestanding Retail REITs Bring Stable Returns in Uncertain Times

    Strong returns and limited risk have been key factors in the success of freestanding retail REITs during 2016, with a 37.29 percent total return year to date. But as these REITs reach 52-week highs, is it time to buy, hold, or sell? Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 07-08-16

    26 Finalists for 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Named

    Twenty-six extraordinary developments from around the globe have been selected as finalists in ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence. This year’s finalists include two in Asia, six in Europe, and 18 in North America.