Marije Braam-Mesken, head of EMEA retail research & strategy at CBRE Global Investors, looks at the role of leisure and experience-oriented retail in shopping centers, cities, and city centers is growing and enhancing city vibrancy at the ULI Europe Conference in Paris.Read More
Residential real estate executives are assessing the impact of a new U.S. Treasury Department initiative to crack down on criminals and corrupt foreign officials who use luxury home purchases to launder money, requiring title insurance companies in Miami and New York City to disclose the identities of buyers paying cash starting in March.Read More
The economic outlook is mostly positive for Europe in 2016—but the current increase in migrants arriving in Europe has threatened the political consensus that has mostly held sway on the continent since World War II, said experts speaking at the ULI Europe conference in Paris.Read More
Eight of the top ten cities identified by the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report compiled by ULI and PwC as the most favorable for investment and development in 2016 are secondary cities, sometimes called 18-hour cities. There is greater risk in such cities, but they also offer better opportunities and the potential for larger yields than the traditional gateway cities, survey respondents said.Read More
The United States is in the midst of a diversity boom that could rival or even surpass that seen during the baby boom of the last half of the 20th century, demographer William Frey writes in his 2014 book Diversity Explosion. In a question and answer session, Frey discusses the implications of changing demographics on U.S. housing.
For many travelers today, the best way to see a new city is to find an apartment in a hip residential neighborhood using the short-term home rental company Airbnb. But Airbnb has come face to face with a serious threat: hostility from local governments.
In an excerpt from her retrospective on six decades of professional development and leadership, Nina J. Gruen recounts her experiences upon joining ULI in 1971 as one its first female members. Gruen and her husband, Claude, founded San Francisco market research firm Gruen Gruen + Associates (GG+A). She became the Institute’s first female trustee in 1982.
This past October, an article in Business Insider described the lifestyle of a 23-year-old Google employee who decided to live inside the back of a delivery truck that he had purchased and parked at the company’s headquarters rather than pay an exorbitant rent to live in San Francisco. The lack of affordable housing in high-cost markets is, of course, nothing new. But what stories like this illustrate are examples of a new take on the housing problem that persists in cities around the world. Affordable housing is being discussed as much as a generation Y issue as it is an income issue.
The lack of affordable housing in high-cost markets is, of course, nothing new. But what these stories illustrate are examples of a new take on the housing problem that persists in cities around the world. Affordable housing is being discussed as much as a generation Y issue as it is an income issue.
After a long, hard slog, housing starts (both single- and multifamily) are poised to approach the long-term average (1959–2014) of just under 1.5 million units in 2016. This activity is far from the mid-2000s’ boom level of above 2 million units a year, but it will yield some compelling new trends in the coming year, says UCLA Anderson Forecast senior economist David Shulman.
As we turn our calendar over to 2016, we wanted to look back on the topics that resonated with the readers of Urban Land Online in the past year, including rebuilding vibrant downtowns and ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.