Author: Ryan Ori

Articles by Ryan Ori

  • Cincinnati’s Streetcar and a Downtown Revival
    Published on January 09, 2017 in Infrastructure
    By the time the first passengers boarded Cincinnati’s streetcar in September, its advocates had already been on a wild 15-year ride that included surviving two ballot initiatives to derail the project. The Cincinnati Bell Connector—the streetcar’s formal name, thanks to that company’s ten-year, $3.4 million naming-rights deal signed in August—began clanging through Cincinnati’s streets at a time when construction continues ramping up in the city center.
  • Restarting the Stalled Condo Market in Cities Like Chicago
    Published on September 23, 2016 in Development
    At this stage of the latest construction cycle, condo projects are much smaller, typically featuring fewer than 100 units. Yet the size and the price tags of the units have both increased, according to a ULI Chicago panel discussion.
  • From Troubled to Trophy: The Turnaround of Chicago’s OneEleven
    Published on August 14, 2015 in Development
    For years, a 27-story concrete skeleton, detritus of the financial crisis, loomed over the Chicago River. A reinvention of the project led to a record sales price for the finished apartment tower this year.
  • Lower Manhattan Rises
    Published on October 13, 2014 in Development
    The downtown area attracts office tenants, residents, and tourists as it rebuilds.
  • Coming Up in Vancouver: Rebound for Commercial Inventory
    Published on March 27, 2014 in Market Trends
    After years of virtually no construction, seven new office and mixed-use buildings are under development, poised to add millions of square feet of space by the end of 2016.
  • Chicago: City of Big Servers
    Published on October 04, 2013 in Industrial
    Resources that drove the old industrial economy—a central location and access to power—plus available industrial space, give Chicago an edge in the data center business.