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  • How Singapore Acquired Control of Four U.S. Resorts

    January 10, 2014

    Perhaps nothing illustrates the precipitous fall of the U.S. resort sector as the saga that put a quartet of household-name properties under the control of a sovereign wealth fund.

  • Checking In: Chicago’s Hotel Resurgence

    October 10, 2013

    Chicago is experiencing a surge of hotel development—and seeing the repurposing of classic historic structures in the process.

  • A 1987 ULI Panel Helped Lay the Foundation for the Colorado Convention Center

    October 25, 2012

    The Colorado Convention Center is one of the country’s busiest meeting venues.
    The work of a ULI Advisory Services panel played a significant role in Denver’s decision to build the convention center. But it had a humble and fractious start.

  • Opportunities and Risk Return to Asian Markets

    October 19, 2012

    Risk, other than literally, is not a four-letter word when investing in Asia real estate. Risk is a fact-of-life that needs to be constantly assessed on the ground, a trio of experts said at a session on Asia real estate capital markets.

  • Vail After the Low-Snow Winter

    October 10, 2012

    How do you guide the resort and real estate businesses through an erratic economy—and the fickle whims of Mother Nature?

  • Development Strategies for a New Era of Health Care

    August 1, 2012

    As providers seek to bring care closer to the community, health care campuses may come to include hotels, retail, research facilities, and more.

  • Tokyo Poised for Return to the Global Map

    July 11, 2012

    With the world economy struggling and Europe facing deteriorating political, financial, and social conditions, participants at the ULI Japan Summer Conference in Tokyo speculated about the potential of the island nation as an international financial center and destination.

  • Salvaging the Distressed Condo Hotel

    July 3, 2012

    Following the resort bust in 2008, many developers, investors, and lenders in the condo-hotel market were left with broken projects. However, they can minimize their losses by converting those properties into traditional hotels or by selling or renting them as multifamily units.

  • Checking Into ULI’s 1997 Heritage Award Winner, the Arizona Biltmore

    June 15, 2012

    The Arizona Biltmore, often called the “Jewel of the Desert,” was awarded the ULI Heritage Award for architectural integrity, landscaping, and high quality of service in 1997. Through the hotel’s 83-year history, its owners have been able to maintain the Frank Lloyd Wright–influenced vision that made the resort famous.

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