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ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Wynwood Walls–Miami

Standing out in the urban core of Miami, Wynwood Walls started as a collection of six privately owned warehouses whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “museum of the streets” by visionary developer Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres (0.6 ha) of land—former parking lots and junkyards—that now provide multiple areas that the public can enjoy at no charge.

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Five Findings on the Future of U.S. Immigration and the Suburban Dream

The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is examining the housing characteristics and residential location choices of the America’s foreign-born population to better understand the impact that immigrants could have on local housing markets across the country, particularly in the suburbs. In some cases, the growing immigrant population may fuel continued population growth in central cities. But in many instances, immigrants will be a key source of demand for single-family housing in the suburbs.

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Four Trends Driving the Evolution of Grocery Stores

Last year was above average for U.S. grocery store openings as they anchored developments ranging from apartments to malls to even some hotel concepts. Here are four trends driving changes in the modern grocery store concept, based on JLL’s recent Grocery Tracker, including scan-and-go payment apps and more prepared meals.

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Opening day at Jacob Levy Park in Houston, Texas. (©Morris Malakoff/ Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy)

Adding Green Space and Value in Houston’s Upper Kirby District

A $15 million redevelopment of Levy Park in Houston’s Upper Kirby District neighborhood southwest of downtown creates green space and placemaking for the growing city of Houston.

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Recent Articles

  • In Brief: Seattle-Tacoma, San Jose Are Top U.S. Office Markets for 2017

    March 16, 2017

    San Jose, California, and Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, hold the top two spots in Marcus & Millichap’s latest National Office Property Index (NOPI). Both markets boast vacancy rates below the national average and significant completions forecast for 2017.

  • Global Awards for Excellence: Les Docks Village (Marseille, France)

    March 13, 2017

    Les Docks Village is a ground-floor rehabilitation of the Docks, a historic and emblematic structure built in 1857 on the Marseille harbor and purchased by J.P. Morgan in 2007.

  • Building for Innovation: Three Models

    March 9, 2017

    How can land use foster the innovation economy? By partnering with anchor institutions and embracing the idea of a “minimum viable product,” where a stripped-down version is offered to early adopters and then modified based on the usage and other feedback, said development experts at a ULI Philadelphia event.

  • Eyeing the Office Market in São Paulo and Mexico City

    March 3, 2017

    As real estate investment hubs, Latin America’s major cities rarely compare to other world capitals. However, changing regulations combined with investors scouring the globe for growth could bring fresh liquidity into major metropolitan areas like São Paulo and Mexico City, according to panelists speaking at the ULI Latin America Conference in February.

  • In Brief: Boomers Continue to Drive U.S. Remodeling Market

    February 28, 2017

    According to the latest forecast from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, spending on home improvements is projected to strengthen in the majority of America’s largest metro areas in 2017, with many markets in the East and Midwest expected to post double-digit annual growth. The residential remodeling market reached a record high of $340 billion in 2015—surpassing its previous peak in 2007—and is projected to increase 2 percent per year on average through 2025 after adjusting for inflation.

  • Many Uses, Linked by One Vibrant Alley

    February 27, 2017

    A Denver developer activates an alley to tie together a hotel, offices, food, and “maker” retail on the site of a former dairy.

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