Most industries are embracing technology, which is getting better, faster, and more affordable and is profoundly affecting all types of real estate. In the real estate industry itself, one way that technology is being used is to more fully utilize properties, which in turn can enhance property values. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
Could a 220-square-foot (20 sq m) apartment be a housing solution for low- and middle-income residents in high-cost cities? What about modular housing on city-owned land? Or single-family homes reengineered to house more people? These were some of the possibilities discussed by a panel of experts at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco last week.
In a competitive global market, resort designers are racing to define the “new luxury.” The modern concept of luxury is “really about elegance and simplicity,” said Richard Centolella, a principal in design firm EDSA, during a panel discussion at the ULI Fall Meeting.
For historic redevelopment to succeed, developers need to rethink their basic approach to projects, three leading experts said during a panel session at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
The technology sector, which tends to advance rapidly in game-changing shifts, has long provided a glaring contrast to the real estate industry, which is based on long-lived assets and evolves slowly. But that dichotomy will soon fade, according to a panel of real estate and tech leaders at ULI’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Those attending the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco last week heard Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state, deliver a resounding call for the United States to do nothing less than create a new world order.
Art and other expressions of culture can no longer be considered pricey or optional additions to major real estate projects, said panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Demographics exert a great influence on real estate, and a panel of experts at ULI’s Fall Meeting examined major population trends—and some myths about them, such as the notions that members of the millennial generation are not interested in owning their own homes and people are losing interest in suburban life.
“It’s time to make a shift and recalibrate our choices to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and to make health the choice for a better America,” declared Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest foundation devoted to health, at the Changing World Speaker Series: Sustainability, Resilience, and Health during the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Bay area is envied worldwide not only for its spectacular scenery and diversity, but also for its low unemployment rate. In the wake of spectacular economic growth, however, the region has developed a number of problems that threaten future success, including a housing supply/affordability crisis and an overburdened, underfunded transportation system.