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  • 04-28-14

    Courting Density

    Courtyard houses provide higher-density urban infill development, yet integrate privacy, transparency, security, accessibility, and economy.

  • 04-28-14

    Product Segmentation Driving Sales for Homebuilders

    Product segmentation is becoming increasingly sophisticated as real estate developers gain access to new technology and tools, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting.

  • 04-28-14

    Finding the Right “Fit” for Retrofitted Health Science Spaces

    Building for the burgeoning health care sector is a growing focus for North American developers. But new facilities don’t have to grow from the ground up.

  • 04-26-14

    Micro-Units Fill an Affordability Niche for Young and Older Residents

    Developers who are primarily targeting the demographic “barbells” of baby boomers and millennials shared on-the-ground experience at a ULI Spring Meeting session moderated by ULI Senior Fellow Maureen McAvey.

  • 04-25-14

    Where Homes Are Going Fastest This Spring

    For-sale homes are disappearing from the market fastest in the San Francisco Bay area, Denver, Seattle, and southern California. The 2014 spring market is moving slightly faster than 2013, led by the lowest price tier of homes.

  • 04-23-14

    Tracking Energy Use in Multifamily Buildings

    Public policy can help efforts to reduce energy use when the building owner is not the utility’s customer.

  • 04-23-14

    Take the Challenge on Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency

    In 2013, the President’s Climate Action Plan expanded the Better Building Challenge to cover multifamily buildings. An instrumental component of the program—which supports commercial and industrial building owners in reducing energy use by at least 20 percent by 2020—is benchmarking.

  • 04-21-14

    Monday’s Numbers: April 21, 2014

    This past Wednesday, the hottest ticket in New York City was not on Broadway or for the baseball game. Rather, it was for the luncheon meeting of the Economics Club of New York, which had Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve Board, as its featured speaker

  • 04-21-14

    International Investors Finding Appeal in Apartments

    Once preferring office and retail, international investors are starting to see multifamily rentals as a valuable, stable asset class, said panelists at the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting.

  • 04-21-14

    The Canadian P3 Model: Will It Work in the United States?

    Despite his significant expertise with public/private partnerships (P3s) in the United States, Jay Hailey, an attorney at DLA Piper, found something new to share with attendees at the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia: the Canadian P3 model.