Canada: Five Cities Poised for Growth in 2017 Published on December 09, 2016 in Capital Markets Despite the perennial speculations of a housing market crash, there is room for growth in the Canadian real estate market, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, as investors are moving east and toward more mixed-use developments. Canada seems poised for a year of stability regardless of concerns about a possible pullback in the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets.
Bangalore Touted as Asia’s Strongest Market for 2017 Published on November 15, 2016 in Market Trends While demand is strong in the Asia Pacific real estate industry, the supply of core product is thinner than ever, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2017, a real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC.
Eleven Global Awards for Excellence Winners Named Published on October 27, 2016 in Planning & Design Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the ULI 2016 Global Awards for Excellence program, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs.
Roger Staubach to Headline ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas Published on April 25, 2016 in Development Preparations are already underway in Dallas for the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting, which the city will host October 24–27. A high-profile session will feature Roger Staubach, executive chairman of JLL Americas and former Dallas Cowboys star quarterback, who forged a highly successful career in real estate following his retirement from the National Football League in 1980.
Harvard Team Wins 2016 Hines Competition with Vision for Redeveloping Midtown Atlanta Published on April 11, 2016 in Planning & Design A team representing Harvard University has taken top honors in the 2016 ULI Hines Student Competition with its winning master plan proposal to transform a Midtown Atlanta site in a thriving, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood. Though based on a hypothetical situation, the 2016 Hines Student Competition reflects many real-life concerns of Atlanta.
Final Four Announced for 2016 Hines Student Competition Published on February 29, 2016 in Planning & Design Four university teams—including two from Harvard University, one from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and one from the University of Miami—have been selected as the finalists for the 14th annual Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams with the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual, large-scale site in an urban area.
Four Mayors Selected as 2016 Daniel Rose Fellows Published on November 12, 2015 in Market Trends ULI and the National League of Cities have announced that mayors from four cities—Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Long Beach, California; and Rochester, New York—have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use.
ULI Announces Five Finalists for Kemp Housing Awards Published on June 26, 2015 in Market Trends The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the finalists of this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award competition, a program that honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. The winners will be announced later this year during a general session at the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
22 Finalists Named for ULI Global Awards for Excellence Published on June 18, 2015 in Planning & Design Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition. This year’s finalists represent developments from around the globe, including six in Asia, five in Europe, and 11 in North America.
Malone, Peiser Share 2015 Apgar Urban Land Award Published on May 14, 2015 in Market Trends ULI has announced the winner of the 2015 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, written by Dan Malone and Richard Peiser. Their article, “The Making of Miami Beach’s Mixed-Use Garage,” was published in the September 2014 issue of the magazine.
University of Maryland Team Wins 2015 Hines Competition Published on April 10, 2015 in Planning & Design For a second consecutive year, a team representing the University of Maryland has taken top honors in the 2015 ULI Hines Competition with its winning master plan proposal that transforms the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans.
ULI Announces Final Four for 2015 Hines Competition Published on March 02, 2015 in Market Trends Four teams—including two from Harvard University, one from the University of Maryland, and a joint team from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin at Madison—have been selected as the finalists for the ULI Hines Competition.
New Orleans Site Selected as Study Area for 2015 Hines Competition Published on January 12, 2015 in Planning & Design A site in downtown New Orleans has been chosen as the site for the 13th annual Urban Land Institute Hines Competition. The ideas competition provides graduate-level student teams with the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville downtown neighborhoods. The team with the winning proposal will be selected in April.
Four New Rose Fellowship Cities Announced for 2015 Published on November 21, 2014 in Market Trends The mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle have been selected as the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the three other fellowship cities.
Houston to Host ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting Published on November 13, 2014 in Market Trends Real estate industry icon and longtime Urban Land Institute leader Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the Houston-based Hines real estate organization, has been named the honorary chairman of ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting, set for May 13–14 at the Hilton Americas Houston.
ULI Minnesota Initiative Honored with Impact Award Published on November 07, 2014 in Market Trends The Minnesota chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been selected as the 2014 winner of the ULI Impact Award, an honor given annually to a district or national council that has catalyzed an exceptional example of impact, or a positive change in the design and development of its community.
ULI Housing Awards Honor Two Cities and Two Projects Published on October 24, 2014 in Residential/Multifamily The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of this year’s housing awards, a program that celebrates and promotes the exemplary efforts of real estate and public policy leaders from across the country who are working to expand affordable and workforce housing opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Media: Online Hotel Reviews and Reputation Management Published on October 21, 2011 in Hotels/Resorts 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.
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.
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.).