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    March

  • 03-10-14

    Monday’s Numbers: March 10, 2014

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, delinquency rates for commercial real estate mortgages continued to decline during the fourth quarter of 2013, reaching record low levels. CMBS rates were at 6.97 percent, as compared with the high of 9.02 percent during the second quarter of 2011.

  • 03-07-14

    How Vancouver’s Olympic Legacy Is Shaping the Future of Transit

    One of the legacies of the Olympic Games held in Vancouver four years ago is a light-rail line that has become something of an international model in transit circles.

  • 03-07-14

    Health and Land Use Experts Gather in Los Angeles

    Health and wellness–oriented development will redefine community building for decades to come, according to panelists at ULI’s recent Building Healthy Places Conference.

  • 03-05-14

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Station Center – Union City, California

    It is part of the San Francisco Bay area’s long-term planning goal to develop innovative high-density, transit-oriented communities with housing close to jobs and transportation and to create dense urban centers in the locations where they are needed most.

  • 03-05-14

    In Print: Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

    This lively book describes a design war raging between the supporters of new urbanism and backers of landscape urbanism.

  • 03-03-14

    Medical Facilities in the Age of Obamacare

    When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law nearly four years ago, he said it would revolutionize medical care and the medical industry itself.

  • 03-03-14

    Monday’s Numbers: March 3, 2014

    Are we back where we started? The most recent Real Estate Research Corporation survey shows investment metrics near where they were at the height of the last decade.

  • February

  • 02-28-14

    New Ideas for Walking and Biking in U.S. Transportation Programs

    With the major U.S. federal transportation law, 2012’s MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), expiring this October 1, activity is gearing up to decide what is next for the nation’s streets, highways, and transit systems. The biggest headache will be funding. Federal taxes on motor fuels are failing to generate enough revenue to maintain even current spending levels.

  • 02-27-14

    Outlook: How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Real Estate?

    Health care real estate experts discuss the need for more outpatient facilities, the pros and cons of new construction versus adaptive use, the issues related to obtaining financing, the impact of new technologies, and other trends.

  • 02-27-14

    Walmart Goes Urban and Smaller

    Compared with the old gray-blue box that has saturated suburban and small-town America, the new urban Walmarts in Washington, D.C., are a remarkable departure.