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  • Dining and Other Amenities Boosting the Modern Shopping Center

    November 17, 2017
    Trading Up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure have in supporting shopping centers as they adapt to retail sales moving online. This year, the research extends that topic to consider how the addition of community amenities is also emerging among shopping center owners.
  • In Brief: CMBS Originations Reported Up 45 Percent in Q3

    November 13, 2017
    Commercial real estate lending markets remained on the upswing in Q3 2017 with rising equity prices, limited volatility, and tightening spreads, according to the latest research from CBRE.

New Developments

  • Dining and Other Amenities Boosting the Modern Shopping Center

    November 17, 2017
    Trading Up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure have in supporting shopping centers as they adapt to retail sales moving online. This year, the research extends that topic to consider how the addition of community amenities is also emerging among shopping center owners.
  • In Brief: CMBS Originations Reported Up 45 Percent in Q3

    November 13, 2017
    Commercial real estate lending markets remained on the upswing in Q3 2017 with rising equity prices, limited volatility, and tightening spreads, according to the latest research from CBRE.

Recent Articles

  • ULI Celebrates 20 Years in an Evolving Japan

    November 20, 2017

    In many ways, ULI’s history in Japan is the history of that nation’s institutional real estate market, setting up shop in 1997, following the first opportunity funds that came to buy nonperforming loans in the 1990s and has grown to the present day, when a new wave of foreign core funds have begun to invest in Asia’s largest real estate market.

  • Preserving a Critical Tool for U.S. Public/Private Development

    November 20, 2017

    While the $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is widely seen as beneficial for commercial real estate, one provision would eliminate a municipal financing tool that has been essential for housing, infrastructure, and industrial development investment for decades. The House bill would repeal tax-exempt “private activity bonds” (PABs), which make up 20 percent of the overall municipal bond market today.

  • Developing for a Cause: College Dropout Builds Two Schools in Uganda

    November 20, 2017

    Philanthropist Annabelle Chauncy operates two schools in Uganda and in 2015 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for the charity she founded, School for Life. As she shared with attendees of a recent ULI Australia event in Sydney, the project had its fair share of obstacles.

  • Greenprint Report Shows Real Estate Industry Continues to Reduce Energy Consumption, Carbon Emissions, Water Use

    November 20, 2017

    A new report from the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that several of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and water use in their buildings, demonstrating a 3.4 percent reduction in energy consumption, a 3.3 percent reduction in carbon emissions, and a 4.3 percent reduction in water use between 2015 and 2016.

  • Dining and Other Amenities Boosting the Modern Shopping Center

    November 17, 2017

    Trading Up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure have in supporting shopping centers as they adapt to retail sales moving online. This year, the research extends that topic to consider how the addition of community amenities is also emerging among shopping center owners.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: West Don Lands (Canada)

    November 15, 2017

    In 2003, Waterfront Toronto, a tri-government agency, undertook the transformation of 79 acres (32 ha) of provincially owned brownfields in Toronto’s downtown east end. The West Don Lands project was designed through extensive community engagement and collaboration between government and the private sector. The result was an award-winning precinct plan for a pedestrian-focused community—built around parks, with housing for people of all ages, income levels, and abilities; well served by transit, retail, and community amenities; and developed in accordance with stringent sustainability requirements.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Pearl (Texas)

    November 15, 2017

    Pearl is an 850,000-square-foot (79,000 sq m) mixed-use development on the 21-acre (8.5 ha) site of the former Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. The brewery, which began operation in 1883 and was once the city’s largest employer, ceased production in 2001.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: University Center—The New School (New York)

    November 15, 2017

    The University Center adds 375,000 square feet (35,000 sq m) of academic and student space to the New School’s Greenwich Village campus. The 16-story center houses design studios, laboratories, interdisciplinary classrooms, the main university library, a nine-floor student residence, an 800-seat auditorium, a café, and flexible academic and social spaces.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Oasia Hotel Downtown (Singapore)

    November 15, 2017

    Set against an urban landscape of concrete, steel, and glass in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore’s central business district, Oasia Hotel Downtown (OHD) stands out with its red silhouette clad in lush greenery. An integrated hotel/office development comprising a 27-story, 314-room business hotel and 100 new-age offices, OHD responds to the government’s vision for the precinct earmarked as the island’s next waterfront city with a mix of business, commercial, and residential activities.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Milwaukee RiverWalk (Wisconsin)

    November 14, 2017

    Milwaukee’s RiverWalk system draws hundreds of thousands of people to the shores of the Milwaukee River each year. Built through strong public/private partnerships, the RiverWalk is both a leisure space and a pedestrian thoroughfare. The accessible three-mile (4.8 km) system runs through the heart of downtown Milwaukee, with paths that average 12 feet wide (4 m) on each side of the river and public access points about every 400 feet (120 m).

  • ULI Awards for Excellence: Marine Gateway (Canada)

    November 14, 2017

    Marine Gateway is Vancouver’s first transit-oriented, mixed-use development directly connected to two major transit stations—the Marine Drive Canada Line station and the South Vancouver bus loop. The 830,000-square-foot (77,000 sq m) landmark is composed of two neighborhood plazas, a 250,000-square-foot (23,000 sq m) office tower, 27 retailers occupying 230,000 square feet (21,000 sq m) of space, and 26- and 33-story high-rise buildings with 415 residential units and 46 rental suites.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City (Japan)

    November 14, 2017

    Located 18 miles (29 km) north of Tokyo, the transit-oriented development Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City pioneers an urban planning approach for a resilient neighborhood with an active and vital community. In 2016, Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City became the largest LEED Neighborhood Development Plan Platinum–certified smart city in the world.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Half Moon Village (California)

    November 14, 2017

    Half Moon Village is the result of a vision held by the city of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County to transform an underused site into an innovative community for seniors. The Half Moon Village apartment community provides 160 rental homes affordable to low-income seniors in the nation’s most expensive rental housing market.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Emeryville Center of Community Life (California)

    November 14, 2017

    The Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL) is a groundbreaking joint-use partnership between the Emery Unified School District (EUSD) and the city of Emeryville. The $96 million center brings educational, health, family, and recreational services onto one central site and provides opportunities for other partners to offer community-enriching services. The ECCL maximizes the return on investment of taxpayer dollars by optimizing facility use and providing an important community resource for all Emeryville residents.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Downtown Allentown Revitalization District (Pennsylvania)

    November 14, 2017

    While Pennsylvania’s two largest cities, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, were being revitalized, the third largest, Allentown, continued to decline—until recently. Today, Allentown is the fastest-growing city in the state, thanks in large part to an innovative state law that created the Neighborhood Improvement Zone.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Chicago Riverwalk

    November 14, 2017

    The Chicago Riverwalk, which reused derelict infrastructure, is a 1.25-mile-long (2 km) civic space between Lake Michigan and the confluence of the Main Stem, North Branch, and South Branch of the Chicago River. This reinvention of urban life is at the heart of a new chapter for Chicago in which public space becomes a gathering ground for residents. Providing sweeping views and new connectivity, this civic amenity reunites the river and the city.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Buffalo Bayou Park (Texas)

    November 14, 2017

    The renewed 160-acre (65 ha) Buffalo Bayou Park is a critical urban green space, extending upstream from downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou, the principal drainage system for much of the city.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Azkuna Zentroa (Spain)

    November 14, 2017

    Azkuna Zentroa, formerly known as Alhóndiga Bilbao, is the art, culture, and leisure center in the heart of Bilbao, located inside one of the city’s most iconic buildings—the former municipal wine warehouse, which has more than 100 years of history.

  • 13 Projects Selected as Winners of ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence

    November 14, 2017

    Thirteen real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners of ULI’s 2017–2018 Global Awards for Excellence including eight projects in the United States, two in Canada, one in Europe, and two in Asia.

  • “Upcycling” Assets: Planning for Regenerative Growth

    November 13, 2017

    A speaker at a recent ULI Australia event in Sydney said that the property industry can and should go beyond the principles of sustainability to projects that actually help regenerate urban environments.

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