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Chicago Area Selected as Study Site for 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

An area adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River has been selected as the study site in the 15th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

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Seattle to Host ULI’s 2017 Spring Meeting

ULI will hold its 2017 Spring Meeting May 2–4 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. A major focus for the 2017 gathering will be innovative development resulting from the influence of the technology industry, which is transforming cities across the United States. The Seattle urban region, which is the headquarters for Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of other major technology-related companies, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

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How U.S. Communities Are Adapting to Climate Change

Taking the necessary steps to prepare for climate change—and the extreme weather events that go along with it—can be a daunting task. A new report includes separate case studies of distinct adaptation actions from a diverse group of 17 communities across the nation from Boston to El Paso, Texas.

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Remembering Mayor William H. Hudnut III

Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III, who served as a ULI senior resident fellow and the ULI/Joseph C. Canizaro Chair for Public Policy from 1996 to 2009, passed away on December 18 after a lengthy illness. He was 84.

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Recent Articles

  • Industrial REITs on the Nice List, Continue Strong Performance

    December 19, 2016

    Industrial real estate investment trusts recently hit their second-highest year-to-date return for 2016 at 24.98 percent. While industry professionals have raised concerns that supply and demand issues may plague the next 12 to 24 months, the industrial sector has been noticeably active as it has posted high aggregate occupancy and low delinquency rates. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Global Award for Excellence: St. Joseph’s Campus (Oakland, California)

    Located in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale District, the St. Joseph’s Campus comprises the historic St. Joseph’s Senior Apartments and Terraza Palmera at St. Joseph’s, which together form a multigenerational, mixed-use campus.

  • The Growing Need for Senior Housing in China

    Though still in its infancy, the senior housing market in China has attracted the interest of major domestic institutions and foreign players alike. However, Chinese retirees’ requirements are subtly different from those of U.S. seniors, said delegates at the recent ULI Chinese Mainland Winter Meeting, held in Shanghai.

  • In Brief: U.S. Renters Have Higher Credit Scores, More Access to Debt

    December 15, 2016

    According to a report from American credit bureau TransUnion, U.S. renters, as a group, are getting older, but they also have better credit scores and greater access to debt than previously.

  • Treasury Yields Weigh on REIT Returns in November

    December 12, 2016

    As the year winds down, returns on real estate investments trusts have continued to slump as gains in interest rates put downward pressure on the sector. According to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the total returns for the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index dropped 2 percent in November while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 3.7 percent. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Global Awards for Excellence: Denver Union Station

    December 8, 2016

    By connecting the Denver metropolitan area with the rest of Colorado—and the world—through multiple modes of transportation, Denver Union Station has transformed a vacant neighborhood and created a global touchstone for large-scale mixed-use projects.

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