Author: Robert Krueger

Articles by Robert Krueger

  • 16 ULI Urban Innovation Grants Awarded
    Published on October 22, 2014 in Planning & Design
    Sixteen grants totaling $320,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grants program.
  • Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park Selected as ULI Urban Open Space Award
    Published on October 22, 2014 in Planning & Design
    Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre (2.1 ha) deck park built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas, has received national recognition as the winner of the 2014 ULI Urban Open Space Award.
  • Thirteen Winners Honored with ULI Global Awards for Excellence
    Published on October 22, 2014 in Planning & Design
    Thirteen real estate developments from around the globe, including six in North America, four in Europe, and three in Asia, have been selected as winners in the 2014 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence competition.
  • Examining the Link Between Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places
    Published on September 03, 2014 in Sustainability
    Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness.
  • Finalists Announced for ULI Global Awards for Excellence
    Published on June 16, 2014 in Planning & Design
    Twenty-three developments (11 in North America, seven in Asia, and five in Europe) have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Global Awards for Excellence.
  • University of Maryland Team Wins ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition
    Published on April 07, 2014 in Planning & Design
    A team of graduate students representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors in the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Student Urban Design Competition with its plan to redevelop Nashville’s Sulphur Dell neighborhood as a healthy community.
  • Michelle Winters Joins ULI as a Senior Visiting Fellow for Housing
    Published on March 17, 2014 in Market Trends
    Michelle McDonough Winters, president of Winters Community Strategies and former senior manager for green strategies at NeighborWorks America, has joined the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing as a senior visiting fellow.
  • ULI Announces Finalists for 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
    Published on February 20, 2014 in Planning & Design
    Graduate student teams representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin make the final cut.
  • ULI Spring Meeting Destined for Vancouver
    Published on February 06, 2014 in Market Trends
    ULI will hold its 2014 Spring Meeting April 9–11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among the keynote speakers will be CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence
    Published on January 21, 2014 in Planning & Design
    In the award program's 35th year, ULI has selected 12 developments as winners - with two award winners profiled in each issue of the magazine over the course of the next year.
  • Nashville Neighborhood Selected for 2014 Hines Competition
    Published on January 13, 2014 in Development
    Nashville, Tennessee’s historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood has been chosen as the site for this year's Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
  • ULI Awarded $800,000 Kresge Foundation Grant
    Published on December 13, 2013 in News
    The Kresge Foundation has awarded ULI an $800,000 grant to support its pursuit of urban design and practices that promote development that is more resilient and adaptable to the impact of climate change.
  • Two Parks Win ULI Urban Open Space Award
    Published on November 11, 2013 in Public Spaces
    Two parks have been selected as winning projects in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award competition: The Parks and Waterfront at Southeast False Creek, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Yards Park, located in Washington, D.C.
  • 12 Developments Chosen for ULI Global Awards for Excellence
    Published on November 11, 2013 in Planning & Design
    The Urban Land Institute has selected 12 developments as winners in the 35th annual ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition.
  • ULI Terwilliger Center Honors Five Kemp and Larson Award Winners
    Published on November 07, 2013 in Residential
    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the five winners of this year’s housing awards.
  • Urban Innovation Grant Recipients Announced
    Published on November 06, 2013 in Planning & Design
    Seventeen grants totaling $250,000 have been awarded to ULI district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program.
  • Terwilliger Named Recipient of 2013 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize
    Published on September 12, 2013 in News
    Former ULI chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger has been chosen as this year’s winner of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the Institute’s highest honor.
  • Technology and Real Estate: Changing Cities and Engagement
    Published on July 29, 2013 in Market Trends
    As cities continue to grow up around these technology companies, new and innovative ways of local engagement are emerging. Startups like Popularise and Fundrise are being used to engage community members beyond traditional town hall meetings.
  • Finalists Announced for ULI Global Awards for Excellence
    Published on June 26, 2013 in Planning & Design
    The Urban Land Institute has selected 27 developments as finalists in the 35th annual Global Awards for Excellence competition. From this group, the jury will select a smaller group of winners that will be announced in November during the 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago.
  • ULI Launches Partnership with C40
    Published on June 13, 2013 in Sustainability
    At ULI’s annual Asia Pacific Real Estate Summit in Shanghai, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ULI announced a global partnership to advance investments related to energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in existing buildings in cities around the world.
  • Finalists Announced for ULI Urban Open Space Award
    Published on June 04, 2013 in Public Spaces
    This year’s finalists for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award are the Yards Park in Washington, D.C.; Wilmington Waterfront Park in Wilmington, Calif.; Cumberland Park in Nashville, Tenn.; Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, N.Y.; and the Village on False Creek in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Mobilize for Spring Meeting with the New ULI App
    Published on May 10, 2013 in Spring Meeting
    Those attending ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego on May 15 to 17 will find it easier to get the most out of the event thanks to a new and improved mobile app for iPads, iPhones, and other smartphones capable of browsing the web.
  • Former Rose Center Fellow Tapped for Transportation
    Published on April 29, 2013 in Infrastructure
    Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., has been nominated to be the next secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mayor Foxx and a team of public officials from his administration participated in the 2010-2011 class of public leaders serving as fellows for the ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership program.
  • Apgar Award Winners Announced
    Published on April 29, 2013 in Planning & Design
    ULI has announced the recipients of the 2013 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, an honor that recognizes industry articles of practical value in Urban Land magazine. Selected articles from the previous calendar year – authored by Jason S. Hellendrung, principal, Urban Studio at Sasaki and Howard J. Kozloff, managing partner, Agora Partners – will both be honored next month at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
  • Kansas State University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the University of Kansas Team Wins Hines Design Competition
    Published on April 15, 2013 in Planning & Design
    A joint team of graduate students representing Kansas State University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the University of Kansas has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This three-university team took the $50,000 top prize with their proposed long-term development plan for a downtown Minneapolis site adjacent to the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium location.
  • Top Transportation Sources to Follow on Twitter
    Published on March 29, 2013 in Market Trends
    Urban Land compiled a list of the most influential transportation infrastructure people on Twitter. This ranking—updated for the current year—includes the entity’s name and Twitter handle alongside the account’s rankings in reach, engagement, and influence.
  • Providence, Rhode Island, Wins Top Honor in “Mayors Challenge”
    Published on March 15, 2013 in Market Trends
    Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the winners of the inaugural Mayors Challenge. With more than 300 cities competing, Providence was presented the Mayors Challenge Grand Prize for Innovation and a $5 million implementation award for its cutting-edge early education initiative.
  • Branding and Real Estate Development: Personality and Promise
    Published on February 29, 2012 in Market Trends
    At just 23, Stephanie Darden founded a branding and marketing firm—and for the last decade, she and her team have shaped the brands and marketing campaigns of multifamily developments across the U.S.
  • Managing Urban Open Space with Nonprofit Conservancies
    Published on February 16, 2012 in Public Spaces
    In need of ideas for re-envisioning and reusing the area surrounding the Rose Bowl, the city of Pasadena is told by a ULI governors advisory services panel to streamline the agencies that manage the public open space around the iconic stadium.
  • Top 25 Transportation Sources to Follow on Twitter
    Published on February 07, 2012 in Market Trends
    Recently, Urban Land magazine compiled a list of the 25 most influential transportation infrastructure people on Twitter—a platform that allows users to follow trends and share important information.
  • Top Housing Sources to Follow on Twitter
    Published on January 13, 2012 in Market Trends
    Urban Land’s list of the 15 most influential housing industry people on Twitter—a tool that helps everyone stay abreast of what is working for their peers.
  • Video: Joseph Azrack on CRE Finance from ULI’s 2011 Fall Meeting
    Published on January 12, 2012 in Capital Markets
    Joseph Azrack, President & CEO of Apollo Global Real Estate, discusses the future of commercial real estate finance, including developments in Europe and in the CMBS and equity markets.
  • Rethinking Transit: How Cities Are Repairing Disconnects Between Downtowns and Historic Neighborhoods
    Published on December 29, 2011 in Infrastructure
    With a focus on its historic Union Station, Los Angeles is trying to create transit links between downtown and surrounding historic neighborhoods—and invited a ULI advisory services panel to weigh in.
  • Video: The Challenge to Adopting Urban Sustainability Initiatives in U.S. Cities
    Published on December 20, 2011 in Sustainability
    In a recent dialogue amongst officials of Hamburg, Germany and of the U.S. cities of Baltimore, Boston, Washington, D.C., panelists provided their thoughts on the City of Hamburg’s successful urban sustainability initiative and what barriers stood between replicating similar efforts in their respective cities.
  • In Memory of a ULI Leader: Longtime Member and ULI Governor Roy W. Sheargold
    Published on November 29, 2011 in Development
    Roy W. Sheargold, 88, of Sydney, Australia, a ULI governor and honorary member, died July 6. Sheargold, chairman of the Sheargold Group, a diversified property investment and development organization based in Brookvale, Sydney, was an active ULI member for more than 40 years. Read what Sheargold ranked as his favorite ULI memories, and what was his trademark gift to ULI members and staff.
  • Video: Amanda Burden on Creating Value with Urban Open Space
    Published on November 23, 2011 in Fall Meeting
    New York City Department of City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden talks to Urban Land magazine about the value of urban open space, how it can be a catalyst for economic development, why she created the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.
  • Video: Simon Treacy on What the U.S. Credit Ceiling Debate and the European Markets Mean for Real Estate Investing
    Published on November 23, 2011 in Fall Meeting
    Simon Treacy, group chief executive, MGPA, speaks to Urban Land magazine about his keynote session at the 2011 ULI Fall Meeting on capital markets. Treacy explains what the U.S. credit ceiling debate and the turbulence in European markets mean for real estate investing domestically and overseas.
  • Video: Brandon Palanker on “Crowd-Sourced Place Making”
    Published on November 22, 2011 in Development
    Brandon Palanker of Rennaissance Downtowns talks about the importance of social media to the land use industry and discusses case studies that have produced tangible, measurable results.
  • Video: Rebecca Devine on What the Goals Should be in CRE with Social Media and ROI
    Published on November 22, 2011 in Fall Meeting
    Rebecca Devine, principal, Maven Communications, discusses what was said during her social media and real estate panel at the 2011 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles last month.
  • Social Media and Engagement: Case Studies of CRE and New Media
    Published on November 22, 2011 in Fall Meeting
    At ULI’s 2011 Fall Meeting last month, a panel titled “Social Media and Engagement” provided the audience with not only strategies for how the commercial real estate sector has made use of newer technologies, but also successful case studies from within the industry. The standing-room-only crowd listened to how companies have utilized social media to maximize their return on investment. Read more.
  • Video: Toby Bozzuto on the New “Design-Centric Culture” Element in the Multifamily Industry
    Published on November 17, 2011 in Development
    Urban Land magazine asks Toby Bozzuto, president, Bozzuto Development Company, about what was discussed during his 2011 ULI Fall Meeting panel on multifamily development. He provides his perspective on Washington, D.C.–area for-sale properties and foreclosure inventory.
  • Integrating with the Neighborhood: Gallaudet University and the Capital City Market
    Published on November 11, 2011 in Development
    One of the current trends in urban development is the integration of institutions with the neighborhoods surrounding them. In light of this, ULI recently conducted an advisory panel for D.C.’s Gallaudet University. Read more to learn about the panel’s recommendations to help Gallaudet with its master plan, with a specific focus on how the institution might better interact with its neighbors.
  • Video: Dana Robbins Schneider on Affordable Office Building Retrofits and the Empire State Building Model
    Published on November 07, 2011 in Fall Meeting
    How can anyone justify sustainable building retrofits in today’s market? Dana Robbins Schneider, vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses her involvement in the Empire State Building’s green retrofit and how it can serve as a model for building owners who want to achieve deep energy savings while earning a payback in five years or less.
  • Video: Juan Diego Perez-Vargas on Transformation of Mexican Real Estate Markets
    Published on November 07, 2011 in Fall Meeting
    The real estate market in Mexico is on the verge of transformation. Juan Diego Perez-Vargas, principal, Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz, talks to Urban Land magazine about a new era of the pension fund system that is moving into Mexican real estate.
  • Social Media: Online Hotel Reviews and Reputation Management
    Published on October 21, 2011 in Hotels
    In recent years, there have been numerous marketing articles and communication strategy workshops on the need to have a social media presence. This need is validated by the tens of millions of hotel reviews on websites like TripAdvisor, where travelers give their feedback about hotels, effectively serving as an unpaid focus group. Read more including two case studies, to learn about this increasingly important trend.
  • Social Media and Commercial Real Estate: Measuring Return on Investment
    Published on August 31, 2011 in Market Trends
    Seven years ago, Rebecca Devine left a large communications agency to found Maven Communications, a public relations firm that develops communications strategies for numerous residential and commercial real estate (CRE) companies. Read what she has to say about how CRE firms can boost their online social influence as well as examples of companies that have had success with new media.
  • Video: Growth Numbers to Improve in Second Half of Year, Says Top Forecaster
    Published on July 21, 2011 in Market Trends
    The U.S. and world economies have shown improvement over the past year; however, there are still many uncertainties and troubling trends that worry investors. Last month, Barclays Capital Inc. chief U.S. economist Dean Maki provided his economic outlook during a keynote session at the 2011 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Capital Markets Conference in New York City. Hear what Maki said to expect from the U.S. economy over the coming year, interest rates, Federal Reserve policy, and home prices.
  • Transitioning a Site from Industry to Services
    Published on July 15, 2011 in Industrial
    As cities both large and small transition from manufacturing-based to service-oriented economies, municipal officials are forced to decide whether a site will be prepped for resale to another industrial user or if it should be remediated for residential development and commercial business. Read more to learn what a ULI panel told the city of Indianapolis to do with a well-sited vacant GM property.
  • Investors Sticking with Core Assets in 2011, Says ULI Panel
    Published on July 07, 2011 in Capital Markets
    Despite the considerable amount of private equity capital held by opportunity funds, institutional investors, foreign entities, REITs, and high-net-worth investors, all parties appear to be sticking with core assets instead of broadening their investment horizons, say panelists at a recent ULI capital markets conference in New York City. Learn what advice they have for investors in 2011.
  • Private Equity Capital to Become More Diverse, Increase in 2011
    Published on July 07, 2011 in Capital Markets
    A considerable amount of private equity capital is looking for investment opportunities in commercial real estate—and this is expected to increase investment activity in 2011, according to Bob White, founder and president of Real Capital Analytics. Learn what else he told attendees during the opening presentation at ULI’s “Real Estate Finance and Investment 2011” conference in New York City.
  • Video: The Reemergence of CMBS and Conduit Lending
    Published on June 29, 2011 in Capital Markets
    Greta Guggenheim, ULI member and president of Ladder Capital, spoke at the 2011 ULI Capital Markets Conference in New York. She discusses the state of conduit lending as well as the role and impact of new issuance in 2011.
  • Repurposing Vacant Anchor Institutions
    Published on April 21, 2011 in Industry Sectors
    As metro areas grow, older anchor institutions will continue to move into bigger facilities. Last month, a ULI advisory services panel offered recommendations for such a site in Buffalo. Learn how the panel’s suggestions for the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital could determine not only the financial value of the buildings, but also the market value of properties in the surrounding community.
  • Video: Evan Kraus Discusses Why We Should Take Notice of Social Media
    Published on March 16, 2011 in Market Trends
    Evan Kraus, senior vice president of APCO Online, shares significant findings from his company’s study as well as thoughts on the rise of 4G and GPS smartphone technologies. He tells Urban Land magazine why land use professionals should take notice.
  • Video: Sybil Walker Barnes Discusses Architects’ Use of Social Media
    Published on March 16, 2011 in Market Trends
    How are architects using social media? Sybil Walker Barnes, social media director for the American Institute of Architects, sits down with Urban Land magazine to discuss how architecture professionals have been using social media and how she expects the industry to use it going forward.
  • Video: Leslie Braunstein Discusses How the Industry Might Use Social Media
    Published on March 16, 2011 in Market Trends
    While other industries have fully leveraged social media, the real estate industry appears to lag behind. Is there a strained relationship between the two? Leslie Braunstein, principal of LHB Communications, speaks about how the real estate industry might have discovered how to utilize social media.
  • Social Media and Commercial Real Estate: Epic Fail or Too Soon to Call?
    Published on March 16, 2011 in Market Trends
    A recent poll revealed that social media are now used by the majority of adult online users. The commercial real estate industry, however, has been slow to figure out the best way to use this emergent technology. Read how going beyond Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn by creating an active presence on Foursquare, Yelp, and YouTube is poised to usher real estate into its time in the sun in 2011.
  • Survey: How Will You Use Social Media in Your Business in 2011?
    Published on January 12, 2011 in Development
    It is now 2011 and social media no longer remains on the fringes of the professional world. Help ULI develop and share feedback on your strategies for use of social media by letting us know how you are using, and will be using social media in our industry or how your employer is using, and will be using it. Take our brief 5-question survey. We will publish the results here on Urban Land.
  • The Decade of the Consumer
    Published on October 18, 2010 in Development
    The next decade will be a reinvention of single family housing, leading to a wave of multifamily rental developments that will be designed according to consumer preference. For years, the models for developers were based upon sales numbers and price. Read about the consensus at ULI's 2010 Fall Meeting session entitled, "Lessons Learned: New Models to Meet Changing Consumer Demand."
  • I want to relocate, but who will buy my McMansion?
    Published on October 17, 2010 in Development
    Panelists offered their insights into John McIlwain's, “Housing in America: The Next Decade.” This publication stated that the old "normal" in housing would not return once markets stabilize. McIlwain expects that younger Boomers might experience difficulty selling their current suburban homes, creating a hurdle in being able to relocate. Read what other shifts are expected in the housing market and which trends are predicted to reshape planning.
  • What Policies Are Needed to Solve Auto Congestion in Suburbs?
    Published on October 05, 2010 in Infrastructure
    Anti-sprawl measures are tough for politicians to sell to constituents, so metro area leaders need to better explain to residents the benefits of transit-oriented development and policies that link transportation to housing. This was among the key points at a panel discussion October 4 on Capitol Hill titled “Suburban Solutions to Traffic Congestion,” moderated by ULI’s Maureen McAvey and sponsored by Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).