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Addressing Concerns over Demographic Changes, Restrictive Lending Environment at 2016 Butcher Forum

What millennials will do once they marry and have children, a restrictive lending environment, and flat income growth were among the topics discussed at the third annual Butcher Forum, an invitation-only gathering in April of the top executives who represent the multifamily housing industry in the United States.

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The Power of Pop-Ups and Other Retail Innovations

U.S. retailers and their landlords are embracing the pop-up phenomenon in different ways to meet specific goals, speakers said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

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From left, 
J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman of ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland, and Daryl Carter, Chairman & CEO of Avanth Capital Management, speaking at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

U.S. Housing Policy Largely Absent from Political Discussion

The United States is undergoing its worst housing affordability crisis in 45 years, said Ron Terwilliger, chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, at the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

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Adding Value for Multifamily as Financing Begins to Tighten

As financing for real estate development tightens, institutional equity investors are becoming more selective in their funding, and developers are exploring new market segments such as the over-70 sector, said panelists speaking at the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting.

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Recent Articles

  • Most U.S. Markets See Declining Office Vacancy, Despite Slight Increase Nationally

    April 18, 2016

    Vacancy in the U.S. office market inched up by 10 basis points (bps) during the first quarter of 2016 (Q1 2016), rising to 13.2 percent, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group Inc. Even with the increase, the national office vacancy rate remains at the lowest level since 2008.

  • Trail-Oriented Development: People-Oriented Design’s Latest Phase

    Real estate developers around the world are responding to increased consumer interest in cycling and walking as preferred modes of transportation by building projects adjacent to trails, bike paths, bike-sharing stations, and other infrastructure that supports human-powered mobility, according to
    Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier, a new ULI report.

  • ULI Case Study: Paseo Verde in Philadelphia

    April 14, 2016

    A community development corporation and a developer committed to affordability and sustainability team up to provide rental housing with top-notch energy efficiency.

  • At Home in Philadelphia’s Center City

    April 11, 2016

    With arts, office, and recreational offerings, Philadelphia’s Center City is drawing new residents—of various ages—to downtown living.

  • On an Abandoned Texas Airfield, a Mixed-Income Community Takes Off

    March 28, 2016

    When the city leaders of Austin, Texas, decided in the late 1990s to move the local airport to a larger tract of land, they faced a vital question: How could the city best use the soon-to-be-abandoned 700 acres (283 ha) of prime land that lay just a few miles northeast of downtown?

  • Retail Trends to Watch in 2016: Food as the True Anchor

    March 2, 2016

    It could be a bumpy first half of the year for retail real estate: Despite continued improvement in key fundamentals and a strengthening U.S. economy, the retail sector is bracing for a bigger shake-out in store closures in the next few months.

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