Case Study: Masonvale at Virginia’s George Mason University

Employer-assisted rental housing helps attract faculty in a high-cost Washington, D.C., suburb.

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Despite Successes, Blight Still Threatens Detroit’s Future

Urban blight remains the single biggest challenge to large-scale revitalization efforts underway in the city of Detroit, said Dan Gilbert, founder and CEO of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans, speaking at a ULI conference on public-private partnerships.

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In San Francisco, Sansome and Broadway Family Housing is under construction and expected to be completed in early 2015. The project—developed by Chinatown Community Development Center and designed by Mithun|Solomon (initiated as WRT/Solomon ETC)—will provide 75 units of workforce and low-income housing. (Mithun)Development

Special Section: Pacific Northwest and Canada

For months, the San Francisco development world has been “aTwitter” about the “technology effect” hitting the region’s real estate markets.

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A view of recently built apartments buildings in the South of Market district in San Francisco. (Stephen Law/Corbis)Development

Multifamily Housing Outlook

Multifamily housing experts discuss opportunities and challenges for developers and investors, signs of possible oversupply, the potential of properties outside the urban core, consumer preferences for unit types and amenities, and the appeal of renting.

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    May 5, 2014

    Ten apartment and condominium buildings model mid-rise design strategies.

  • To Bid or Not to Bid?

    What dreams may come to cities that bid for Olympic rings?

  • Product Segmentation Driving Sales for Homebuilders

    April 28, 2014

    Product segmentation is becoming increasingly sophisticated as real estate developers gain access to new technology and tools, said panelists at the ULI Spring Meeting.

  • Micro-Units Fill an Affordability Niche for Young and Older Residents

    April 26, 2014

    Developers who are primarily targeting the demographic “barbells” of baby boomers and millennials shared on-the-ground experience at a ULI Spring Meeting session moderated by ULI Senior Fellow Maureen McAvey.

  • The Canadian P3 Model: Will It Work in the United States?

    April 21, 2014

    Despite his significant expertise with public/private partnerships (P3s) in the United States, Jay Hailey, an attorney at DLA Piper, found something new to share with attendees at the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia: the Canadian P3 model.

  • Health and a Sense of Community Attract Buyers

    April 14, 2014

    Developers can create new housing projects that provide the latest in environmentally friendly features­­­—solar power, water recycling, pedestrian safety, and transit access—but only about 10 percent of buyers will go looking for those features or be willing to pay a premium for them, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting last week in Vancouver.

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