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  • 06-20-16

    Global Awards for Excellence: Jing An Kerry Center, Shanghai, China

    Juxtaposing the modern with the historic, Jing An Kerry Centre represents a new mixed-use development in the dynamic Jing An district in Shanghai. Now recognized as a signature landmark of the area, this multiuse complex features two towers, podium retail space, a hotel with 508 rooms, an event center, and office amenities.

  • 06-20-16

    Modern MPCs Combining Resort-Style Amenities with Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods

    Three new master-planned communities—two in Miami and a third in Sunrise, a west Broward County suburb that skirts the Everglades—are among the most highly anticipated real estate projects in south Florida right now as business and civic leaders gauge consumer appetite for dense, walkable, and mixed-use urban lifestyles. In a state known for sprawling, single-family subdivisions, a move toward vertical, compact communities represents a new chapter.

  • 06-20-16

    Interest Rates, REITs, and Brexit

    Even as the broader equity markets fell, real estate investment trusts posted positive returns as economic uncertainty once again took center stage. The Federal Reserve Board’s decision not to raise interest rates this month was good news for REITs in terms of keeping their cost of capital low, but also reflected some weak economic news that could mean economic growth is faltering. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 06-16-16

    The Ongoing Challenge of Attracting and Retaining Creative Class

    Noted urbanist and author Richard Florida opened the recent 2016 ULI Florida Summit in Miami by reminding the audience that the creative class and the industries in which it works are the single most important economic drivers in the 21st-century economy. Naturally, some cities—moreover, specific neighborhoods—are better than others at attracting the creative class, mainly by being highly compact, transit-oriented, and walkable, according to Florida’s research.

  • 06-16-16

    A Call for Public/Private Partnerships to Help Win South Florida’s Battle with Rising Sea Levels

    Conversations are taking place among private developers, public sector leaders, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions in south Florida on a shared, multifaceted approach to climate change. A panel on resilience and the real estate industry at the recent ULI Florida Summit in Miami described some of these emerging partnerships, which will be necessary to adapt to the new normal of sea-level rise as well as plan and pay for more resilient communities.

  • 06-15-16

    (Lack of) Water Hazard

    Golf course operators try to shave a few strokes off their water numbers.

  • 06-14-16

    In Print: Can a City Be Sustainable?

    “Urban living is one of the key drivers of unsustainability,” said Ed Groak, chairman of the Worldwatch Institute, at the recent launch of the 2016 State of the World report, Can a City Be Sustainable? Despite the many challenges, the report indicates that the answer is yes.

  • 06-14-16

    Demonstrating Healthy Corridors in Los Angeles’s Pacoima Neighborhood

    After years of community conversations, planning, and stalled projects, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacoima is getting closer to moving forward on a wide range of initiatives to bring new life to Van Nuys Boulevard, the area’s main thoroughfare.

  • 06-13-16

    ULI Case Study: Trinity Groves, Dallas, Texas

    Trinity Groves is a multiphase redevelopment of a former warehouse and light-industrial site that began with a 10.3-acre restaurant/specialty food incubator and destination.

  • 06-13-16

    REITs Are Selling or Building, but Not Buying

    The current real estate cycle is maturing after more than seven years of expansion. Real estate investment trusts in all sectors are responding to market conditions by selling more properties than they are buying and by recycling capital to fund new development and redevelopment. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.