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  • 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.

  • 02-27-14

    In Print: Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate

    From the Kennedys to the Kochs, the rich and powerful have been fighting to keep a massive wind farm from being built off the coast of Cape Cod. This is a perfect case for Lisa Prevost’s Snob Zones, a book that examines land use conflicts in the change-resistant small towns and suburbs of New England.

  • 02-27-14

    Embracing the Street: Policies Aimed at Transportation Safety Help Land Development

    No one wants an unsafe, uninviting street. So why has this been so difficult to change? And in places where people have successfully initiated change, what are they doing differently?

  • 02-24-14

    What Happens When Liquidity Runs Dry?

    What happens when the Federal Reserve Bank fully tapers off its massive liquidity support for the economy and the capital markets, including real estate—and when is it likely to occur—were major questions discussed at the 20th annual ULI McCoy Finance Seminar in New York City in December.

  • 02-24-14

    Monday’s Numbers: February 24, 2014

    According to the latest sentiment index survey by the Real Estate Roundtable, industry confidence is up modestly quarter over quarter, with policy headwinds remaining in a gridlocked Washington, D.C.

  • 02-24-14

    Illinois and Maryland Are Top States for LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its ranking of the top 10 states for LEED, the widely used green building rating system. Illinois was named the top state for 2013 with 2.29 square feet (0.213 sq m) of space per capita certified during the year, followed by Maryland and Virginia.

  • 02-21-14

    ULX: Holistic Health Design

    Ten integrative approaches to the design of health care facilities illustrate ways to forge links with nature, existing buildings and institutions, and communities.

  • 02-20-14

    ULI Announces Finalists for 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

    Graduate student teams representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin make the final cut.

  • 02-20-14

    Pop-Up Pavilion Helps Hospital’s Transition to Mixed Use In D.C.

    St. Elizabeths, a historic former psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., in the process of being transitioned to mixed use, added a showpiece last fall—the Gateway DC pavilion.