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Spring Meeting attendees tour Philadelphia's neighborhoods by bicycle.

How Philadelphia’s Dynamic Neighborhoods Help Keep Talent and Prevent Brain Drain

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods—as are many other cities. But only Philadelphia can boast a human-scale walkable layout planned by William Penn more than three centuries ago.

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More Open Space, Walkability, and Multifamily Are Future of Suburbs

“Suburbs isn’t a dirty word,” declared Adam F. Ducker, RCLCO managing director and moderator of the “Next Stop Suburbs” session at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.

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Expansion of Bike Infrastructure Fuels Growth of Multimodal Transit

The big picture in transportation and real estate trends is the growth of multiple transportation modes, shared uses of bikes and cars, and enormous expansions of bike infrastructure that are driving real estate investments and urban growth, according to experts who spoke at a 2016 ULI Spring Meeting session in Philadelphia recently.

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How Three U.S. Cities Are Building on Public/Private Partnerships

American cities seeking to reinvent themselves can do so by using creative financing, among other tools, according to a panel of experts at the 2016 ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. The panel also served as the launch event for the new ULI publication Reaching for the Future: Creative Finance for Smaller Communities.

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Recent Articles

  • Roger Staubach to Headline ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas

    April 25, 2016

    Preparations are already underway in Dallas for the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting, which the city will host October 24–27. A high-profile session will feature Roger Staubach, executive chairman of JLL Americas and former Dallas Cowboys star quarterback, who forged a highly successful career in real estate following his retirement from the National Football League in 1980.

  • Inner-Ring Suburbs, Secondary Markets Benefiting from Waterfront Revivals

    April 21, 2016

    At ULI’s 2016 Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, three developers explained how increasingly crowded downtown markets are driving denser waterfront projects at marginally built-out sites in inner-ring suburbs. As Jim Tinson, CEO of Hart Howerton, said, his company was honing innovative ways “to unlock the waterfront’s potential.”

  • Recognizing This Year’s ULI Apgar Urban Land Award Winner

    April 20, 2016

    ULI has selected Patrick J. Kiger as the recipient of the 2016 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award, which recognizes industry articles of practical value published in Urban Land magazine, the Institute’s flagship publication.

  • 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.

  • Data Centers Are a Leading REIT Sector in 2016

    Six data center real estate investment trusts are posting outsized returns this year. The sector has a market cap of $45.6 billion and year-to-date returns have totaled 13.06 percent, including a 3.01 percent dividend yield. Growth in data use and cloud computing is the driving force behind the sector’s expansion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 40 Under 40: Looking Back at Members of Class of 2014

    April 14, 2016

    The Urban Land 40 Under 40 program first launched in 2014, recognizing and celebrating the best and brightest among real estate and land use professionals under the age of 40 from around the world. Here we take a moment and look back at three members of the inaugural class—one each from the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, and Europe.

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