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From Principles to Practice: ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public/Private Partnerships

The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public/private partnerships in the current economic environment are explored in Successful Public/Private Partnerships: From Principles to Practice, a new ULI publication.

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Understanding Scope of the Housing Shortage in the U.S.

Newly released data and analysis from several sources illustrate a major obstacle to a fully healthy housing market in the United States: the nation is not building nearly enough new residential units.

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ULI Case Studies: Mercantile Place, Dallas, Texas

Mercantile Place is a rental apartment community in downtown Dallas consisting of four separate and diverse buildings with a total of 704 apartments. Two of the apartment buildings were converted from office buildings, one of which was historic; the third is a renovated historic apartment building previously converted from office space; and the fourth is a new 15-story apartment building. Though the buildings are located on three separate blocks, they share amenities and parking, and the four buildings have been positioned and marketed together as one residential community.

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Loosening the Restrictions on FHA Condo Finance

The U.S. Congress has thrown its support behind new legislation that aims to fix some of the problems in the condo financing program of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) will loosen some of the more stringent regulatory requirements specific to condo mortgage insurance that were introduced in the wake of the housing finance crisis.

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Recent Articles

  • Six Commercial Real Estate Trends to Watch for What Remains of 2016

    August 10, 2016

    The U.S. property market landscape in 2016 has looked much like it did in 2015, with somewhat less impressive numbers, as a number of interwoven themes come into play and, yet, bode well for savvy investors who can step out in front of trends.

  • In Print: The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

    August 8, 2016

    Authors Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel, both of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senseable City Laboratory, use “futurecraft”—not predicting the future, but influencing it positively—to present ideas about what the city will look like years from now.

  • Getting Inclusionary Zoning Right

    August 3, 2016

    The laws of supply and demand—and the need for neighborhood evolution—still apply when communities try to boost their supply of affordable housing.

  • Developing the Next Generation of U.S. Commercial Real Estate Leaders

    August 2, 2016

    Project REAP has been providing educational and networking opportunities to enable aspiring deal-makers to “be all that they can be” in commercial real estate (CRE). REAP conducts the equivalent of a ten-week boot camp in CRE fundamentals for minority professionals seeking to enter and advance in the industry. The program recently completed classes in Atlanta and New York City—with rave reviews from the program participants as well as the instructors who taught the classes.

  • Industry Outlook for Student Housing

    August 1, 2016

    What matters most to college students living off campus? Members of ULI’s Student Housing Council discuss how private developers of student housing can create residences that appeal to students, their parents, and their academic institutions; which amenities are most in demand; which technological features are most important; and other trends.

  • From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

    July 27, 2016

    A father/daughter development team is transforming an office park into a downtown for the city of Doral in the Miami suburbs.

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