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  • 08-03-15

    Expanding Housing Opportunity through Cost Containment and New Financing Tools

    For over a decade, the supply of affordable rental housing in the United States has been woefully insufficient to keep up with demand. The ULI Housing Opportunity 2015 Conference took a hard look at this multifaceted problem, particularly as it relates to rental housing.

  • 08-03-15

    Innovative Capital Needed to Fund More Mixed-Income Communities

    At a panel discussion on mixed-income housing at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2015 conference, ULI trustee Colleen Carey shared a recent experience of trying to raise capital for a mixed-income multifamily project that her firm, the Cornerstone Group, hopes to build as part of Lyndale Gardens, a new town center in Richfield, Minnesota.

  • 08-03-15

    Net Zero Becoming a Reality for New and Refurbished Housing

    Experts at ULI’s recent Housing Opportunity 2015 conference in Minneapolis, however, say that today’s buildings are moving ever closer to net zero becoming a practical reality.

  • 08-03-15

    Premium Pricing for Healthier Amenities

    A focus on health and sustainability is a market differentiator, developers and financiers said at a recent ULI webinar during which they discussed their success with such an approach.

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  • 07-27-15

    Improving Educational Opportunities for Cities and Suburbs

    Affordable housing projects are often ground zero for the achievement gap that exists in the United States said panelists at the ULI Housing Opportunity conference. Nearly one in four American children (22 percent as of 2013) live in poverty, with half of those children living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

  • 07-27-15

    Manufactured Housing Leads 2015 REIT Sector Performance

    Aging baby boomers and strong demand for inexpensive housing have helped boost the small manufactured housing real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. The sector’s market capitalization totals just $8 billion, but its total year-to-date return of 13.13 percent far exceeds the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REIT average of –1.07 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 07-27-15

    Not Just Retail—It’s a Whole New Bloc

    An unloved, enclosed downtown shopping mall is being opened up to create a “Rockefeller Center” for Los Angeles. The centerpiece of the project is an upscale 400,000-square-foot (37,000 sq m) outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

  • 07-27-15

    Emerging Best Practices for More Resilient Communities

    “The hard truth is that we really have to rebuild and build new with the expectation of likely extreme weather in the future,” said Harriet Tregoning, principal deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking on a ULI panel.

  • 07-24-15

    In Print: Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Actions for Long-term Change

    This is a much-anticipated book, and the basic message is an important one: small-scale actions play an essential role in ensuring that cities—and especially the street frontage or building blocks within them—are responsive to genuine but unmet needs

  • 07-23-15

    Building Up Community, One School at a Time

    It requires strong partnerships among school districts, the community, and developers to place improved schools at the heart of a new development.