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Creating the Leading Urban Think Tank in the Sun Belt

Last fall, William Fulton, a former mayor and planner by training, left Southern California to take a new position at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston. Leveraging Rice’s strengths in computer science, architecture, civil engineering, and other disciplines, Fulton hopes to establish the leading urban think tank in the Sun Belt.

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U.S. Office Occupancy at Seven-Year High

According to a new report from CBRE Research, annual tenant demand, as measured by net absorption, totaled 52.7 million square feet (4.9 million sq m) in 2014—the highest annual amount since 2007.

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13 Urban Trends to Watch

In an excerpt from his new book, Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity, Henry Cisneros making the case for the forces of change that will create a new urban reality.

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Report Estimates Sprawl’s Cost to United States at $1 Trillion per Year

Urban sprawl costs the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy, a global commission on the economy and climate.

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    March 16, 2015

    Rik Kirkland, director of publishing and principal at consultancy McKinsey & Co., believes that one story has the potential to “change everything” between now and the year 2100. Speaking at ULI’s Midwinter Meeting in Paris, Kirkland said, “The biggest story unfolding around us today is we’re witnessing the dawn of the era of machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

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    Experts on affordable housing and members of ULI’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council discuss how to make affordable housing less costly to build and more supportive for residents.

  • ULI Announces Final Four for 2015 Hines Competition

    March 2, 2015

    Four teams—including two from Harvard University, one from the University of Maryland, and a joint team from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin at Madison—have been selected as the finalists for the ULI Hines Competition.

  • Real Estate Tech: Must Have or Still Hype?

    February 27, 2015

    Recent conversations I’ve had with more than a dozen CEOs and founders of companies at the intersection of technology and commercial real estate have focused on the status of real estate technology.

  • Property Management in the Face of Conflicting Marijuana Laws

    February 26, 2015

    As more states legalize marijuana use—despite the continued federal prohibition—how can landlords and property managers minimize their liability?

  • Taxes Lead the List of Federal Policies That Affect the U.S. Real Estate Industry

    February 25, 2015

    Banking and finance regulations—and government gridlock—are other top concerns voiced by survey respondents.

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