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  • 05-20-15

    Aging Office Parks Revitalized with Healthy Amenities

    While office tenants may not realize the significance of healthier buildings, experts speaking at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting said that in the kind of office that tenants want, most of the amenities center on wellness and health.

  • 05-20-15

    Shifting the Focus of Commercial Strips from Moving Cars to Connecting People

    ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative and the Rose Center for Public Leadership are taking a closer look at auto-oriented commercial strips and their potential to activate healthy behaviors in surrounding communities instead of inhibiting them through demonstration corridors in four geographically diverse and growing cities.

  • 05-19-15

    Taking Calculated Risks on Game-Changing Ideas

    At the closing session of the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, two local icons—landmark real estate developer Gerald D. Hines and James A. Baker III, who served in three presidential administrations and was secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush—talked about leadership and perhaps its most crucial ingredient: the willingness to take bold risks and run with game-changing ideas.

  • 05-19-15

    Financing among Several Challenges for Ideal Mixed-Use Projects

    Mixed-use projects have the potential to transform urban areas and create long-term value. But as members of a panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston explained, it is a lot trickier than it might seem to create a successful synergy of uses.

  • 05-18-15

    The “Unprecedented” Flow of Capital to U.S. Markets

    The U.S. real estate market remains awash in foreign capital, but those providing the funds are much more disciplined and better informed than in the past, a panel of real estate finance experts said at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • 05-18-15

    Connectivity and Reliability Driving Growth in U.S. Intermodal Ports

    Over the last decade, there has been a sea change in how freight is moved through ports and on land, which is beginning to have a profound impact on traditional ports and inland ports and the real estate that surrounds them.

  • 05-18-15

    E-Commerce Driving Demand for Industrial Space

    Strong growth in e-commerce is driving demand for industrial space. Real estate investment trusts like Prologis, whose $20.5 billion market cap represents 66 percent of the industrial REIT sector, are at the forefront of these changes. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • 05-18-15

    U.S. Demographics, Transparency Driving More and More International Capital

    Strong U.S. demographics and the rise of the Asia Pacific economy have created a wave of international capital hungry for real estate deals stateside, resulting in a rapidly expanding role of foreign capital in the U.S. real estate market.

  • 05-18-15

    The Evolving Preferences of Millennials

    Generation Y’s needs, preferences, and desires will have a huge impact on almost every facet of the American economy, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting.

  • 05-15-15

    Mayors Talk about Role of Technology, Uber in Smarter Cities

    In a discussion between four mayors and former mayors including Seattle, Pittsburgh, Omaha, and South Bay, Florida, participants identified multiple trends that pose difficult challenges for city governments—but which also potentially provide opportunities.