New Developments

  • In Brief: Where the Residential Growth Has Been in U.S. Neighborhoods

    May 27, 2020
    RCLCO's Neighborhood Atlas framework initially examined the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country to classify each of their suburbs into one of five categories. RCLCO has expanded its analysis to cover six different types of urban neighborhoods as well, expanding to 100 of America’s largest metropolitan areas.
  • Hong Kong Adopts Two-Envelope Tendering for Prime Waterfront Site

    May 26, 2020
    The Hong Kong government’s recent decision to embrace a new tendering process for the sale of a prime parcel of waterfront land adjoining the Central business district marks a welcome departure from longstanding policy. In the past, such tenders were invariably awarded to the highest bidder without regard to the quality of the proposed development. Now, however, use of a “two-envelope” approach to sell the plot, known as Site 3, means that design also becomes part of the equation.

New Developments

  • In Brief: Where the Residential Growth Has Been in U.S. Neighborhoods

    May 27, 2020
    RCLCO's Neighborhood Atlas framework initially examined the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country to classify each of their suburbs into one of five categories. RCLCO has expanded its analysis to cover six different types of urban neighborhoods as well, expanding to 100 of America’s largest metropolitan areas.
  • Hong Kong Adopts Two-Envelope Tendering for Prime Waterfront Site

    May 26, 2020
    The Hong Kong government’s recent decision to embrace a new tendering process for the sale of a prime parcel of waterfront land adjoining the Central business district marks a welcome departure from longstanding policy. In the past, such tenders were invariably awarded to the highest bidder without regard to the quality of the proposed development. Now, however, use of a “two-envelope” approach to sell the plot, known as Site 3, means that design also becomes part of the equation.

Recent Articles

  • The Well: Adding Walkable Mixed-Use Density to Downtown Toronto

    May 29, 2020

    An ambitious seven-building development near Toronto’s urban core is an innovative effort to deliver density and a diverse range of uses, along with a walkable urban environment, plenty of green space, and innovative energy storage technology.

  • Four Approaches to Containing Cost While Lowering Emissions in Design and Construction

    May 29, 2020

    Leading development and construction companies participating in the ULI Spring Meeting Webinar Series showcased how innovation in design and construction is creating significant opportunities for reducing environmental impact, with significant savings that can offset any added cost.

  • Repurposing Flexible Spaces Helping Singapore Developers Recover

    May 28, 2020

    Panelists at this year’s ULI Singapore Conference, held virtually for the first time, discussed the challenges they face as developers with recent workplace disruptions, how to allow for working remotely while catering to the needs of stakeholders, and the lasting impact the pandemic will have on commercial real estate as a whole.

  • Drawing High-End Consumers Back to Mixed-Use Retail

    May 27, 2020

    In a discussion of the ongoing transformation of U.S. retail, panelists participating in the ULI Spring Webinar Series agreed that the authenticity, differentiation, and transparency creating a sense of place in mixed-use retail spaces are likely to be what consumers seek in the future. Single-use spaces are about convenience, but that is only half of what consumers say they are looking for.

  • In Brief: Where the Residential Growth Has Been in U.S. Neighborhoods

    May 27, 2020

    RCLCO’s Neighborhood Atlas framework initially examined the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country to classify each of their suburbs into one of five categories. RCLCO has expanded its analysis to cover six different types of urban neighborhoods as well, expanding to 100 of America’s largest metropolitan areas.

  • ULI’s Latest Forecast Calling for Strong U.S. Rebound in 2021

    May 26, 2020

    The latest “Real Estate Economic Forecast,” produced by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, points to a U.S. economy that has likely already hit bottom, with growth resuming in the second half of the year that will soften some of the blow. Panelists on a ULI webinar said that outlook comes with crossed fingers due to uncertainty related to the path of the virus and the time it takes to develop an effective vaccine.

  • Hong Kong Adopts Two-Envelope Tendering for Prime Waterfront Site

    May 26, 2020

    The Hong Kong government’s recent decision to embrace a new tendering process for the sale of a prime parcel of waterfront land adjoining the Central business district marks a welcome departure from longstanding policy. In the past, such tenders were invariably awarded to the highest bidder without regard to the quality of the proposed development. Now, however, use of a “two-envelope” approach to sell the plot, known as Site 3, means that design also becomes part of the equation.

  • With Reduced Revenues, All Options on the Table As Asia’s Hospitality Industry Pivots

    May 22, 2020

    At the 2020 ULI Singapore Conference, which was held virtually, panelists discussed how hotels have started to offer takeout and delivery to non-guests, in addition to working with the local government to house those under quarantine orders.

  • EY/ULI Report Highlights Long-Term Attractiveness of Global Business Districts for the Future

    May 21, 2020

    An international study assesses and compares 21 leading global business districts, confirming that business districts in western Europe and North America continue to lead the way amid fierce competition from Asian business districts, but all will need to adapt for the future in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Business districts in Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Beijing all ranked in the top 10 in this year’s study.

  • Eight Open Spaces Chosen as Finalists for 2020 ULI Urban Open Space Award

    May 21, 2020

    ULI will announce the winner(s) by October, and the jury will allocate a prize purse of $10,000 to one or more winning project teams.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Insights from Asia on Business Impacts and Mitigation

    May 19, 2020

    Many countries in Asia have successfully mitigated the spread of COVID-19 through a range of strategies that include universal mask use, testing, sophisticated technology for contact tracing, and strict government quarantine and cleaning protocols, according to leading real estate professionals participating in a recent ULI webinar. The participants described impacts on their real estate businesses, and how the real estate industry has been enlisted in the fight against the coronavirus.

  • Survey: U.S. Commercial Real Estate Sector Expected to Be Resilient in Recovery

    May 18, 2020

    According to survey data from the latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, the current economic recession will be short-lived in the United States, with above-average gross domestic product growth returning in 2021 and 2022. Second, the impact on real estate market conditions and values will be relatively modest and much less severe than the impact experienced during the global financial crisis, with some exceptions by sector.

  • ULI Coastal Forum Looks at How Toronto Is Floodproofing for the Future

    May 18, 2020

    In 2013, Toronto had record-high rainfall and flash flooding that overwhelmed urban stormwater and river systems, and ultimately caused an estimated $940 million in damage payouts. In 2019, Lake Ontario experienced record lake level conditions. Waterfront Toronto is in the process of transforming this vulnerable site to both revitalize the city’s eastern waterfront and manage flood risk.

  • U.S. Multifamily Owners Hold Tight, Plan for the Future at Increased Utility Loads

    May 18, 2020

    Multifamily owners are navigating a sensitive balance when considering options to optimize and address increased energy and water loads while also working with their residents to navigate the new physical risk challenges posed by COVID-19.

  • Sidewalk Labs Planning Its Next Steps for Urban Innovation

    May 15, 2020

    Sidewalk Labs recently announced that it would withdraw from a proposed smart city project in Toronto. But Sidewalk is already in talks to repurpose those innovations, said participants in ULI’s Spring Meeting Webinar Series.

  • Investor Perspective from Singapore: Transactions Down while Logistics and Data Centers in Demand

    May 13, 2020

    Real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region has been on a downward trend since 2019, and market uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation, said speakers at a recent ULI Singapore event held virtually.

  • Repurposing Underused Golf Courses and Retail Centers to Fill Affordability Gap in Housing

    May 11, 2020

    Solutions are slowly emerging as builders attempt to deliver housing that meets the strong demand from middle-class Americans who struggle to afford a home purchase, according to panelists gathered at a ULI housing conference in February.

  • In Brief: London and Hong Kong Remain the Most Expensive Cities for Construction

    May 11, 2020

    New York and San Francisco are the most expensive cities in the United States for construction, according to Arcadis’s 2020 International Construction Cost Index, produced by international design and consultancy firm Arcadis. Both are in the top five internationally, with London, Hong Kong, and Geneva leading the list overall.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Maintaining and Managing Parks and Open Space under Quarantine

    May 8, 2020

    Parks and open space have provided a much-needed respite from the quarantine slowing the spread of COVID-19, according to experts participating in a ULI webinar.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Renewing the Focus on Resilience and the Future of Cities

    May 4, 2020

    The role that health and wellness play in creating resilient buildings and communities has been significantly elevated by the COVID-19 crisis, with healthy design and development strategies becoming key determinants of market competitiveness and investment appeal, according to sustainable real estate experts participating in a webinar hosted by ULI.

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