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Will Summer Travel Boost Lodging REITs?

Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the busy summer travel season, and this summer is shaping up to be the busiest travel season in years. Despite the bright outlook for summer travel, almost five months into the year, year-to-date lodging sector real estate investment trust (REIT) returns measured –2.93 percent. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Could New Supply of Apartments Slow Rising Rents?

Landlords are confident that apartments are not overbuilt, and rents continue to increase in many markets, but real estate investment trust investors are less certain. This year, deliveries are reaching new peaks, and investor worries about a market softening are reflected in the sector’s –1.12 percent year-to-date total return. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Investors Willing to Fill the Void for Spending on Infrastructure, Energy

Panelists at the recent ULI Japan Conference in Tokyo said that even a mature market such as Japan offers significant opportunities, due to a program of public/private partnerships designed to ease the burden on the state, but a $1 trillion “infrastructure gap” exists worldwide.

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Health Care REITs Outperform Despite a Murky Horizon

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has driven both health care–related job growth and demand for real estate in the United States. But health care REITs are not immune from external market challenges, and they have thrived in the current low interest rate environment. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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  • Video: Vanguard CEO F. William McNabb III on Cybersecurity and Systemic Risk

    May 13, 2016

    Speaking at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, William McNabb, chairman and CEO of Vanguard, shares his thoughts on systemic risk for financial institutions, two-factor authentication, and what keeps him up at night.

  • White House, New ULI Website Spotlight Building for Resilience

    May 12, 2016

    The White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes, held recently in Washington, D.C., is expected to raise awareness of the critical need for building codes to encourage urban development that is more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The event featured a discussion by Obama administration officials and public and private sector representatives of the key role of building codes in furthering community resilience.

  • In Print: Start-Up City: Inspiring Private & Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

    May 10, 2016

    In choosing the title for this book, Gabe Klein, best known as the former head of the city departments of transportation in Washington, D.C., and later Chicago, refers to the entrepreneurial mentality that public sector workers can bring to government.

  • Mapping Access to Transit, Jobs across the United States

    May 9, 2016

    The Chicago-based nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and New York City–based TransitCenter unveiled an interactive transit tool in April that maps the access, quality, and use of transit across 371 cities in the United States, aggregating and mapping data from 805 transit agencies, 15,070 routes, and 543,787 bus and rail stops nationwide.

  • REITs Adapt to Changing Market in April

    Real estate investment trusts pulled back in April amid mixed news on interest rates and first-quarter earnings. REIT merger and acquisition activity is on the upswing, and the first REIT initial public offering of the year also occurred, as MGM Growth Properties raised $1.05 billion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • In Print: Becoming Jane Jacobs

    May 6, 2016

    Jane Jacobs, best known as the author of Death and Life of American Cities, would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. A new biography, Becoming Jane Jacobs, by Clemson University professor Peter Laurence purports that the most venerated figure in urban planning today is also among the most underappreciated and misunderstood, even by her staunchest supporters.

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