A group of experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute to make recommendations to the city of Norfolk, Virginia, on improving the resilience of the Fort Norfolk neighborhood, which is strategically important in the city’s plans for economic vitality as well as climate change preparedness.
The following projects—all completed during the past five years—include a golf course transformed into a farm; a range of rooftop gardens, from soil-based to hydroponic; and residential developments with gardens, edible landscaping, and orchards.
While many variables will determine the course of U.S. commercial real estate, here are six potential trends for 2015 based on the current outlook.
Bringing open space, retail, residential, and other uses to a transportation hub—and former industrial site.
The Real Estate Roundtable released the results of its fourth-quarter 2014 Sentiment Survey. Topline findings included the following: increases in interest rates are likely to play out more slowly than expected, equity and debt capital for real estate is widely available, and return expectations have been dialed down by some investors who feel we are nearing the top of the current cycle.
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.