Development

Opening day at Jacob Levy Park in Houston, Texas. (©Morris Malakoff/ Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy)

Adding Green Space and Value in Houston’s Upper Kirby District

A $15 million redevelopment of Levy Park in Houston’s Upper Kirby District neighborhood southwest of downtown creates green space and placemaking for the growing city of Houston.

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A rendering of the West Palm Beach station for the Brightline, a privately funded rail line, with service projected to begin between Miami and West Palm Beach in mid-2017.

Attracting Millennial Workers to Florida: Transit Could Help

The Brightline, set to begin service this July, has prompted a unique opportunity within southeast Florida for transit-oriented development projects, as the privately funded rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

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Global Awards for Excellence: Les Docks Village (Marseille, France)

Les Docks Village is a ground-floor rehabilitation of the Docks, a historic and emblematic structure built in 1857 on the Marseille harbor and purchased by J.P. Morgan in 2007.

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A rendering of the three towers planned for the Journal Squared development in Jersey City, New Jersey.  (© Crystal CG)

How Zoning Can Ease Land Assembly

Graduated density zoning boosts the payoff to participating in land assembly—and could increase the supply of affordable housing.

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Recent Articles

  • Demographics Point to Growing Markets in Africa, Asia

    March 3, 2017

    At the ULI Europe 2017 conference in Paris, Sarah Harper, professor of gerontology and director of the Oxford University Institute of Population Ageing, shared a series of startling facts about demographics as they relate to the built environment. By 2050, just 5 percent of the world’s working-age population will live in western Europe, whereas Asia and Africa will see huge increases in their share of that demographic. Sub-Saharan Africa in particular could become perhaps the most important region for construction and related industries.

  • Many Uses, Linked by One Vibrant Alley

    February 27, 2017

    A Denver developer activates an alley to tie together a hotel, offices, food, and “maker” retail on the site of a former dairy.

  • Increased Employment, Demand Driving Development in U.S. Midwest

    February 24, 2017

    Real estate activity in America’s heartland is growing at a solid clip, driven by increases in employment, a recovering economy, and pent-up demand for new product.

  • How Three Global Cities Are Working with the Private Sector to Create Housing, Public Spaces

    February 21, 2017

    Given that urbanization is putting ever-greater pressure on the finite resources of Europe’s capital cities, the need to create more affordable housing was a major part of the discussion with three public officials speaking at the recent ULI Europe Conference.

  • Reversing the Decline in California’s Workforce Housing

    February 10, 2017

    The housing affordability gap in San Diego is among the highest in California, with the average household shelling out 35 percent of their income for housing, and one-quarter of the population spending half of their income on rent. Recently, ULI San Diego/Tijuana brought together multifamily housing experts with local government and community leaders to discuss creative ways to increase the workforce-housing stock.

  • In Brief: U.S. Industrial Markets Maintained Record Pace in 2016

    February 8, 2017

    Last month, Cushman & Wakefield reported that U.S. industrial markets absorbed 63.6 million square feet (5.9 million sq m) of space in the final quarter of 2016, which propelled net absorption for the year to a record-setting 282.9 million square feet (26.3 million sq m). According to the company, the U.S. industrial vacancy rate for all product types continued to decline in the fourth quarter, falling 30 basis points (bps) from the prior quarter and 100 bps from the prior year to 5.5 percent.

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