One of the earlier projects developed was the 60,000-square-foot (5,600 sq m) City Hall, built on two acres (0.8 ha) in the north-central portion of the development by Codina Partners. A 250-space garage is located behind it. (CR-Codina Partners)

From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

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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Solving Two Problems: Converting Unused Office Space to Residential

A resurgence of office-to-residential conversions is happening in markets around the world. What conditions are necessary to make it work?

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Highlighting the Growth, Economic Opportunity in Walkable Urban Places

New research shows that not only are walkable urban places (WalkUPs) in metropolitan areas ranging from New York City to Knoxville, Tennessee, on the rise nationally, but also the growing demand to locate in those areas is translating into significantly higher real estate rents.

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Buy the Seaside

Developers across the world are enhancing their resorts with artificial water features, from rivers to ski slopes. But coming up with unique attractions is an increasing challenge.

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    July 11, 2016

    A small Portland developer marshals a variety of resources to redevelop a city block with three creative office buildings fronting a city park.

  • 26 Finalists for 2016 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Named

    July 8, 2016

    Twenty-six extraordinary developments from around the globe have been selected as finalists in ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence. This year’s finalists include two in Asia, six in Europe, and 18 in North America.

  • U.S. Hotel Industry Bracing for a Slower Year

    June 29, 2016

    After years of steady growth, the hotel industry is bracing for a tough year. “Growth and revenue are slowing down,” Bruce Baltin, managing director of CBRE Hotels, told executives and experts gathered for ULI’s “Hotel and Resort Development: Next Wave of Innovation” conference in La Costa, California, held in June. “It’s hit a peak. We think we’re at a plateau.”

  • What’s Working and What’s Not as Generational Shift Hits Hospitality Sector

    The long-predicted generational shift in the hotel industry is starting to happen, according to speakers at ULI’s recent “Hotel and Resort Development: Next Wave of Innovation” conference in La Costa, California. Baby boomers are growing older and millennials are developing as a buying group, forcing developers and operators to rethink developments. Everyone is racing to determine what works—and what doesn’t—as projects look to adjust to the latest trends, speakers said.

  • Food Adds Flavor (and Value) to Real Estate: “Agrihoods” and Other Food-based Concepts

    June 28, 2016

    Homebuyers and developers have developed an appetite for more food-based amenities, said panelists speaking at a recent ULI Food & Real Estate Forum in Tarrytown, New York. “One of the hottest trends in new home development is incorporating agriculture…communities that include working farms are popping up all over the country,” says Sarene Marshall, executive director of the ULI Center for Sustainability.

  • Mapping the Future of a Global, Connected Civilization

    June 27, 2016

    The development of megacities will characterize the next evolution of urbanization, global strategist and author Parag Khanna told those attending the 2016 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai in June.

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