Market Trends

Emerging Urban Districts in Washington and Boston

Everyone’s talking about “what’s next” in terms of emerging urban neighborhoods, where property values can surge very rapidly. But why do some districts emerge seemingly out of nowhere? How can developers and investors find the next one?

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In an Industry Known for Long Timeframes, Working with the “Instant Gratification” Economy

When Americans are increasingly growing accustomed to ordering paper towels on Amazon Prime instead of going to Costco and summoning Uber rides on their phones rather than hailing cabs, on-demand services and instant gratification are quickly becoming the new normal.

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More Open Space, Walkability, and Multifamily Are Future of Suburbs

“Suburbs isn’t a dirty word,” declared Adam F. Ducker, RCLCO managing director and moderator of the “Next Stop Suburbs” session at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

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The Power of Pop-Ups and Other Retail Innovations

U.S. retailers and their landlords are embracing the pop-up phenomenon in different ways to meet specific goals, speakers said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

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Recent Articles

  • Understanding Consumers: Spending without Owning, Living Large While Carrying Little

    April 26, 2016

    What consumers want is to “live large and carry little,” said generational marketing expert J. Walker Smith, executive chairman of the Futures Company, in a 2016 ULI Spring Meeting session moderated by ULI Global CEO Patrick L. Phillips.

  • U.S. Housing Policy Largely Absent from Political Discussion

    April 25, 2016

    The United States is underdoing its worst housing affordability crisis in 45 years, said Ron Terwilliger, chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, at the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

  • Adding Value for Multifamily as Financing Begins to Tighten

    As financing for real estate development tightens, institutional equity investors are becoming more selective in their funding, and developers are exploring new market segments such as the over-70 sector, said panelists speaking at the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting.

  • Inner-Ring Suburbs, Secondary Markets Benefiting from Waterfront Revivals

    April 21, 2016

    At ULI’s 2016 Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, three developers explained how increasingly crowded downtown markets are driving denser waterfront projects at marginally built-out sites in inner-ring suburbs. As Jim Tinson, CEO of Hart Howerton, said, his company was honing innovative ways “to unlock the waterfront’s potential.”

  • Recognizing This Year’s ULI Apgar Urban Land Award Winner

    April 20, 2016

    ULI has selected Patrick J. Kiger as the recipient of the 2016 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, the Institute’s flagship publication.

  • Mar/Apr Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    April 15, 2016

    The latest issue is now available for download in the Urban Land app. The cover package for this issue is titled “Philadelphia: A History of Innovation.” Other cover topics include: “Tokyo: Rising Values and Redevelopment,” “Janette Sadik-Khan: How Pedestrians Won Times Square,” and ” The New Comcast Center: A Vertical Silicon Valley.”

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