Seattle’s Pike Place MarketFront.

Six Noteworthy Developments Changing the Face of Seattle

Cranes fill the sky and construction crews complicate navigation through Seattle’s streets as development projects downtown and in other close-in urban neighborhoods usher in a higher and denser city. Local ULI leaders point to several major development projects that best demonstrate where Seattle is going as a city.

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Drawing Employers to Tap Boston’s Well-Educated Talent Pool

In a survey released in January by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, Boston ranked third in desirability by foreign investors among U.S. cities (behind New York and Los Angeles). ULI Boston/New England recently hosted a program in which panelists discussed the thought processes of the leadership of the companies and investors who are wagering heavily on the continued success of the region.

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Midtown Miami

Nine Practices of Successful Public/Private Partnerships

Though public/private partnerships are not new, they are being used more widely in a variety of new contexts and are evolving to take more extensive and complicated forms of shared risk and responsibility. These changes will accelerate if the U.S. federal government moves forward with broad public investment to modernize infrastructure through the use of tax credits to engage the private sector.

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Another view of Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina. (City of Greenville)

Crane Watch: Five Transformative Mixed-Use Projects in the Southeast

A panel at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte featured five developers describing some of the most dynamic mixed-use developments in the Southeast.

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