In the first two weeks after Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland opened its application process for residency last year, more than 2,400 applications poured in. Constructed to house very-low-income and formerly homeless seniors, the building had just 91 units to offer.
Federal funds, combined with nonprofit support and a bank loan, allowed restoration of a badly deteriorated San Francisco landmark.
Located in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District, the Brewery Blocks mixed-use development is a thriving and sustainable urban community.
Over the past year, global real estate firms have reduced energy consumption in buildings by the equivalent of almost 280,000 barrels of oil and cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 25,000 cars from the road, according to a new report, Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6, released by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance.
The latest issue of Urban Land is now available for download via the app. If you have not downloaded it before, you can do so now at no charge. The cover package for this issue is titled “San Francisco” and focuses on the host city of this year’s ULI Fall Meeting.
This is an excerpt from the book, Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun by Gabe Klein. Klein begins the chapter with a discussion of Zipcar as an example of a successful partnership with government and ends with a discussion of D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare system as a successful partnership, led by the government, with the private sector.
With the United Nations General Assembly, Pope Francis, and President Obama converging on New York City, booking a hotel room there has become next to impossible. Room prices have spiked—at least temporarily—throughout much of the city. Yet, it is at odds with a real estate investment trust (REIT) sector where total returns are down 16.41 percent year-to-date in 2015. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.
The latest survey results of the semiannual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, pick up on slowing global growth and volatility and are generally less bullish than six months ago. The full forecast will be released on September 30 as part of a members’ only webinar.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, a nonprofit organization that offers young people afterschool programs, wanted to replace its outdated 1950s-era clubhouse in the Haight district with a new one closer to the populations it serves. A parcel in the city’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, on Fulton Street, had been freed up after the Central Freeway was torn down. The city sold it to the BGCSF with the agreement that a portion of it would be used for housing.
Fragmented, density-skittish local governments have traditionally dictated the Bay Area’s housing supply, while private sector residential developers have struggled to build within the context of planning regulations often perceived as overly complex. Should housing be the next latest-and-greatest campus amenity?