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