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    May

  • 05-09-16

    ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, Chengdu

    Located in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, the Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu project is a large-scale, retail-led development consisting of an open-plan, lane-driven retail complex; the historic Daci Temple House; a boutique hotel with 100 guest rooms and 42 serviced apartments; and Pinnacle One, a Grade A office tower.

  • 05-09-16

    Mapping Access to Transit, Jobs across the United States

    The Chicago-based nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and New York City–based TransitCenter unveiled an interactive transit tool in April that maps the access, quality, and use of transit across 371 cities in the United States, aggregating and mapping data from 805 transit agencies, 15,070 routes, and 543,787 bus and rail stops nationwide.

  • 05-09-16

    REITs Adapt to Changing Market in April

    Real estate investment trusts pulled back in April amid mixed news on interest rates and first-quarter earnings. REIT merger and acquisition activity is on the upswing, and the first REIT initial public offering of the year also occurred, as MGM Growth Properties raised $1.05 billion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 05-09-16

    Industry Outlook for Adaptive Use

    What are the best ways to transform older buildings to accommodate new uses? Experts in adaptive use discuss how they evaluate existing buildings, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to balance sustainability with preservation, and other trends.

  • 05-09-16

    ULX: 10 Industrial Structures Recast

    Ten relics of the industrial past find new life as modern offices. The following ten projects—all completed during the past five years—include a shoe-polish factory refitted as a social justice center and a broadcasting studio turned into a coworking facility.

  • 05-06-16

    In Print: Becoming Jane Jacobs

    Jane Jacobs, best known as the author of Death and Life of American Cities, would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. A new biography, Becoming Jane Jacobs, by Clemson University professor Peter Laurence purports that the most venerated figure in urban planning today is also among the most underappreciated and misunderstood, even by her staunchest supporters.

  • 05-02-16

    Addressing Concerns over Demographic Changes, Restrictive Lending Environment at 2016 Butcher Forum

    What millennials will do once they marry and have children, a restrictive lending environment, and flat income growth were among the topics discussed at the third annual Butcher Forum, an invitation-only gathering in April of the top executives who represent the multifamily housing industry in the United States.

  • 05-02-16

    ULI Case Study: AF Bornot Dye Works—Philadelphia

    AF Bornot Dye Works is a loft apartment and retail project in central Philadelphia that involved the adaptive use and restoration of three timber and concrete factory buildings. The capital stack assembled for this project was unusually complex, partly because of its unusual mix of uses, its location outside the Center City core, and the challenges posed by historic rehabilitation.

  • April

  • 04-29-16

    New Ways to Bring Healthier Food to Underserved Places

    Philadelphia is proud of its food culture and has a great restaurant scene in Center City. But outside the center, the city of 1.6 million has a 26 percent poverty rate and a need for affordable healthy food.

  • 04-29-16

    The Power of Crowdfunding in Real Estate

    Since Congress legalized crowdfunding for real estate projects in 2012, the internet-based financing source has grown dramatically, from $396.4 million in 2013 to $2.5 billion in 2015, according to the Los Angeles–based research and advisory firm Massolutions.