The ULI Foundation’s Annual Fund Campaign in 2013 concluded with a record-setting $1.5 million in donations—a 15 percent increase from the previous year, and a 77 percent increase from 2009, when Geoffrey Stack assumed chairmanship of the fundraising effort in the depths of the financial crisis.Read More
This lively book describes a design war raging between the supporters of new urbanism and backers of landscape urbanism.Read More
Are we back where we started? The most recent Real Estate Research Corporation survey shows investment metrics near where they were at the height of the last decade.Read More
Health care real estate experts discuss the need for more outpatient facilities, the pros and cons of new construction versus adaptive use, the issues related to obtaining financing, the impact of new technologies, and other trends.Read More
From the Kennedys to the Kochs, the rich and powerful have been fighting to keep a massive wind farm from being built off the coast of Cape Cod. This is a perfect case for Lisa Prevost’s Snob Zones, a book that examines land use conflicts in the change-resistant small towns and suburbs of New England.
According to the latest sentiment index survey by the Real Estate Roundtable, industry confidence is up modestly quarter over quarter, with policy headwinds remaining in a gridlocked Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its ranking of the top 10 states for LEED, the widely used green building rating system. Illinois was named the top state for 2013 with 2.29 square feet (0.213 sq m) of space per capita certified during the year, followed by Maryland and Virginia.
Graduate student teams representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin make the final cut.
New urbanism’s rise has been a quiet revolution—a gradual introduction of walkability and outdoor rooms into the vocabulary of urban development. In his book Building the New Urbanism, Aaron Passell does a masterful job of explaining the growth of this approach to urban design.
According to two reports last week, real estate investors worldwide are increasing their appetites for risk just as lenders are boosting lending.