Articles by francesbula
- International Investors Finding Appeal in Apartments
Published on April 21, 2014 in Capital Markets
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.
- Moran: U.S. Economy Still World’s Strongest
Published on April 16, 2014 in Market Trends
Americans are losing sight of the strength of their nation’s creativity, resourcefulness, and economy, said international affairs analyst Michael Moran.
- Health and a Sense of Community Attract Buyers
Published on April 14, 2014 in Development
Developers can create new housing projects that provide the latest in environmentally friendly features—solar power, water recycling, pedestrian safety, and transit access—but only about 10 percent of buyers will go looking for those features or be willing to pay a premium for them, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting last week in Vancouver.
- Investing in Energy Efficiency: Unlocking Value for Real Estate Owners
Published on April 11, 2014 in Sustainability
There are lots of stories about the significant paybacks companies can get from doing energy retrofits—big and small—on the buildings they own and manage.
- Vancouver among Cities Still Waiting for Bike Sharing
Published on March 28, 2014 in Sustainability
Bike-share programs planned for several North American cities are on hold due to the bankruptcy of Montreal-based Bixi, a major supplier of bikes and docks.
- How Vancouver’s Olympic Legacy Is Shaping the Future of Transit
Published on March 07, 2014 in Infrastructure
One of the legacies of the Olympic Games held in Vancouver four years ago is a light-rail line that has become something of an international model in transit circles.