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Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City

As New York City’s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else—but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants.

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Bringing Keycard Technology to Smartphones

This past July, a company called Kisi took the grand prize at a “Hacker Challenge” for real estate–based apps sponsored by RETechNYC, an advisory firm, and ULI New York.

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In Print: Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes

Worthy land development projects can be torpedoed during contentious public hearings. The authors of this book argue that supplementing the standard public hearing process with consensus building can turn opposing stakeholders into problem solvers, generating better projects with wider public support.

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Euro Crisis Is Largely “History,” Confidence Returning, Says Economist

The systemic euro crisis is “history,” Berenberg Bank chief economist Holger Schmieding proclaimed last month in his keynote address at ULI’s Real Estate Trends Conference in London.

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Recent Articles

  • America’s Happiest Cities: What Makes a City a “Happier” Place?

    August 11, 2014

    Researchers found that residents of coastal Virginia appear to be some of the happiest people in the country, with Richmond-Petersburg, Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, and Washington, D.C., ranking as the top three happiest large cities (metropolitan areas of at least 1 million residents). Charlottesville, Virginia, ranks as the overall happiest metropolitan area.

  • Dimon, Isaacson among Keynote Speakers at ULI Fall Meeting

    July 31, 2014

    More than 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industries are expected to convene at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting, set for October 21–23 at the Javits Center in New York City.

  • Investors Retreat to Tier 1 Cities as Mainland China Experiences a Slowdown

    July 23, 2014

    As China’s real estate market experiences a slowdown, investors are retreating to Tier 1 cities, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Mainland China Cities Survey 2014. Investors remained confident of the prospects for the Tier 1 cities of Shanghai, Shenzen, Beijing, and Guangzhou.

  • NYU Program to Look for Solutions for Rising Inequality

    July 21, 2014

    Though New York City recently surpassed its own high-water mark with more than 4 million private sector jobs, the unemployment rate is well above the national average at 7.9 percent.

  • Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg’s Ideas Camp for Cities

    The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Mayors’ Challenge” has been transferred to Europe this year with a grand prize of €5 million ($6.7 million) for the winning city.

  • Disruptive Forces in Real Estate

    Domestically produced energy, 3-D printing, and devices that communicate with each other all have potential to change the environment for real estate.

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