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  • 09-10-14

    Factoring Transit Costs into Housing Affordability

    To determine a city’s affordability, housing costs cannot be viewed in a vacuum. Transportation costs are also a major factor, according to a new policy brief, Location Affordability in Large U.S. Cities: Variability among Types of Households, from the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) in New York City.

  • 09-08-14

    Real Estate Industry Needs Better Integration of Resilience

    While real estate investors have always paid attention to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters that create uncertainty for their portfolios, few speak explicitly about “resilience” as a characteristic they are looking for when underwriting properties, according to a panel of investment leaders at a ULI conference held in San Francisco last week.

  • 09-08-14

    Monday’s Numbers: September 8, 2014

    The Real Estate Roundtable released their quarterly Sentiment Index, with the index increasing slightly, reflecting participants’ confidence in a continuing recovery in the U.S. economy as well as increasing allocations of capital to the real estate industry.

  • 09-08-14

    September Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    For those of you who have already downloaded the Urban Land app for your smartphone or tablet, the latest issue is now available.

  • 09-08-14

    A Hong Kong Developer’s Vision for Miami

    Built on land acquired during the Great Recession, Swire’s Brickell City Centre could transform downtown Miami.

  • 09-05-14

    Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions

    The latest performance report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions.

  • 09-03-14

    Examining the Link Between Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places

    Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness.

  • 09-02-14

    Monday’s Numbers: September 1, 2014

    The Trepp survey for the week ending August 22 shows average spreads literally unchanged. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages remained at 373 basis points—81 basis points lower than at year-end 2013.

  • 09-02-14

    Product Council Insight: Outlook for Redevelopment and Reuse

    Members of ULI’s Redevelopment and Reuse Council discuss the increased importance of redevelopment and reuse, useful tools for these kinds of projects, the roles of public/private partnerships and anchor institutions, and other trends.

  • 09-02-14

    What’s Next for Multigenerational Housing and Intergenerational Communities?

    In spring 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils—the Senior Housing Council and the Community Development Council—came together on the idea of exploring an issue that was becoming increasingly important among their council members: intergenerational living.