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.