Market Trends

Real Estate Faces Cyber Threats on Several Fronts

The real estate sector should prepare for a rapidly escalating onslaught of online attacks by hackers employed by organized crime.

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New CoStar Data Reveal a Vast National Inventory of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing—and an Untapped Opportunity

At least 5.5 million units of naturally occurring affordable rental housing exist in cities across the United States, according to newly released data from CoStar, a leading provider of data and analytics for the commercial real estate industry. In an age of dwindling public subsidies for affordable housing, the concept of preserving naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) is gaining currency.

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Where People Will Want to Be: “Surban” Communities

Combining the best of urban and suburban living, they will meet the needs of more demographic groups, according to a new ULI report, Demographic Strategies for Real Estate, prepared for ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

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Sept/Oct Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

The latest issue of the magazine is now available for download in the Urban Land app. The cover package for this issue is titled “Dallas: Restless for growth in north Texas.” Other topics include “Saving Energy: Inside the Empire State Building,” “Asia Pacific: Capital on the Move,” and “Europe: Brexit Sinks In.”

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Recent Articles

  • White House Recognizes Need for Creative Policies to Facilitate More Housing in Growing Cities

    October 11, 2016

    A new “Housing Developers Toolkit” released by the White House outlines a range of zoning and local policy changes that can spur development of affordable housing. Among them are the elimination of off-street parking requirements, which the paper states “generally impose an undue burden on housing development, particularly for transit-oriented or affordable housing.”

  • How Cities Are Using Technology to Close the Digital Divide

    October 7, 2016

    Some gaps remain in the access to and availability of technology in parts of U.S. cities, and ULI’s recent J.C. Nichols Forum highlighted some newer and emerging tech applications to bridge the digital divide.

  • Mayors of 18-Hour Cities See Opportunity in Authenticity, Differentiation

    October 3, 2016

    The middle tier of U.S. cities—places like Kansas City, Missouri—may have lower populations, fewer cultural offerings, and less cosmopolitan flair than bigger cities, but they also have their own advantages over the behemoths.

  • In Print: Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy

    September 19, 2016

    Many observers are wondering how Cuba and its economy will react to the opening of relations with the United States, and Richard E. Feinberg, a senior fellow in the Latin America initiative at the Brookings Institution, explores the question in his book Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy.

  • Audio: The Challenges of Unbuilding a City

    August 29, 2016

    National Public Radio’s podcast Planet Money recently looked at why demolishing a single block of abandoned homes in Baltimore took more than a decade.

  • Beyond the Bay Area: Austin, Dallas among Top Cities Adding Tech Talent

    San Francisco remains the leading U.S. tech market, but the competition for talent is getting tougher as more highly skilled tech workers—especially millennials—are flocking to cities where the cost of living is lower and tech jobs are plentiful, according to CBRE Group’s annual research report Scoring Tech Talent. Austin and Dallas/Forth Worth ranked fifth and sixth respectively in this year’s report.

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