Digital Sales Driving Shifts in Requirements for Physical Space Published on July 06, 2015 in Market Trends Midmarket hotels, traditional office space, and even high street retail are among the forms of real estate that will have the “lowest possible value in the future” because of shifting tastes and land-use patterns, according to the chief executive officer of a leading think tank at the ULI Real Estate Trends Conference 2015 in London.
Overcoming the Resistance to More Density Published on July 06, 2015 in Planning & Design Speaking at ULI Europe's Real Estate Trends Conference, ULI senior fellow Greg Clark drew attention to the “long memory” for failed density projects across the globe. “If Europe is to retain economic strength, it is necessary to unlock these issues,” he warned.
Drivers of Change for the Global Real Estate Industry Published on June 29, 2015 in Planning & Design Wearable technology, driverless cars, and the sharing economy are challenging the real estate industry to design cities with alternative buildings and services to keep pace with changing lifestyles, a leading design consultant said at the ULI’s Real Estate Trends conference in London.
Can Density Solve the Housing Crisis in Cities Like London? Published on June 10, 2015 in Planning & Design Increasing density must form a key tenet of urban planning policy if cities are to tackle the pressure that migration is placing on housing, employment, and the environment, leading urban economist Edward Glaeser said during a ULI panel discussion in London. Launching ULI Europe’s program of work on density and the urban environment, the Harvard University economics professor and ULI Trustee said restrictive policies on the growth of cities will be increasingly harmful.
Redeveloping for Health in Hamburg’s HafenCity Published on February 20, 2015 in Development Decentralized spatial urban planning, rather than walkability, is the most effective tool for building healthy cities, says the chief executive officer of Europe’s largest inner-city development project.
The New Normal of Extreme Weather Conditions Published on February 20, 2015 in Sustainability Disruptive forces created by climate change represent the “new normal” for the real estate industry and cities worldwide, posing “huge risks” to those not adequately preparing for it, warned a panel of experts at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris in early February.
E-Commerce’s Global Impact Still Expanding Published on February 13, 2015 in Market Trends Global e-commerce titans, such as Google and Amazon and China’s Alibaba, are transforming customer expectations on product selection, convenience, and shopping experiences, which may lead to less demand for traditional retail real estate, Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, told attendees at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris last week.
Disruptive Tech Firms Value Place Making Published on February 09, 2015 in Planning & Design Providers of shared office space such as WeWork are beginning to disrupt the need for traditional office space, Peter Victor, senior management director and head of the international desk, EMEA, at Cushman and Wakefield, said at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris.
QE, Cheap Oil Should Stave Off Deflation in Europe Published on February 06, 2015 in Market Trends Quantitative easing and low oil prices will counteract the negative effects of deflation and a potential departure of Greece from the euro, said the chief economist of one of Europe’s largest pension funds at ULI Europe’s annual conference in Paris.
Asia’s Investors Turning Attention to European Real Estate Published on July 21, 2014 in Capital Markets Investors from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore are leading a transformational change in European property markets that will have as much impact as the high-tech revolution, a group of experts said at the ULI Real Estate Trends Conference in London.
Generation Y’s Impact Beginning to Reshape Europe Published on June 23, 2014 in Market Trends Commercial real estate is “seriously under threat” from a new generation of tenants seeking fundamentally different property than their predecessors, according to property experts at ULI’s Real Estate Trends conference in London last week.
Digital Revolution and Retail Real Estate Published on February 03, 2012 in At ULI Europe’s session on the impact of the digital revolution on real estate, attendees learned about the future of bricks-and-mortar retailing in light of “M-commerce, S-commerce, and QR codes.”