This past quarter, three new books were published by the Urban Land Institute. Here is a complete list of the top 10 bestselling books for the fourth quarter of 2014.
As we look forward to turning the calendar over to 2015 in a few days, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year.
This year’s 21st annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, titled “Real Estate Investment and Finance in a Post-Q.E. World,” found participants to be quite positive regarding what that world will look like in 2015.
New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units—typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double—have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods.
ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City was a blockbuster—with more than 6,200 attendees, including a record number of nearly 4,700 paid registrants; a record $3.7 million in sponsorship revenue; numerous sold-out mobile tours of the area’s most innovative developments; a record 880 new members joining ULI to attend the meeting; and an agenda so filled with knowledge sharing that the closing concurrent sessions on the final day drew standing-room-only crowds.
This issue of Urban Land culminates an ambitious project: identifying 40 real estate professionals from around the world who, by age 40, have gone about their craft with a sense of innovation, dedication—and sheer gusto—to a degree that makes them pacesetters in land use and development.
The Trepp survey for the week ended December 5th, showed spreads relatively unchanged over the past 30 days, with the average spread increasing 2 basis points. The implied all-in cost of for a 10-year mortgage remains in the 3.50 percent to 4.00 percent range; last year at this time we were talking rates of 4.50 percent to 5.00 percent.
Members of ULI’s Master-Planned Communities Council discuss factors that homebuyers look for in communities; ways that developers are partnering to enhance access to retail, health care, education, and other services; strategies for fostering a sense of community among residents; and other trends.
A recent study of historic neighborhoods in New York City found that the designation boosted property values — except in Manhattan.
A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute to make recommendations regarding the redevelopment and reuse of the NRG Astrodome to the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation.