New Developments

  • Video: Timelapse of National Building Museum’s “Hive” Installation

    July 18, 2017 The National Building Museum’s latest Summer Block Party installation – “Hive” – in Washington, D.C., is now open to the public. Designed by Studio Gang, an American architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago and New York, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes featuring a reflective silver exterior and a vivid magenta interior, and reaches a height of 60 feet.
  • Alternative Lenders Moving into the Mainstream

    July 17, 2017 Alternative, or nonbank, lenders are filling in gaps in the mortgage world where they find them, whether it be the result of increasing capital requirements for banks, consolidation in the banking sector, or a pullback by commercial mortgage–backed securities lenders. Last year alone, the five largest players in the sector collectively funded some $20 billion of interim loans. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
  • The Sacramento River divides downtown Sacramento and West Sacramento. ULI has been working with stakeholders on both sides to create a unified vision for riverfront development. Inside ULI

    Finding a Unified Vision for the Future of the Sacramento Waterfront

    ULI Sacramento has long been engaged with the issue of revitalizing Sacramento’s riverfront. During a two-day program in March, strategies for success and lessons learned were shared by representatives from four U.S. cities that have created coherent waterfront development programs—Chattanooga, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Spokane.

  • Luxury homes are commonplace in Collier County, which sought the guidance of a ULI Advisory Services panel to expand its supply of workforce housing. Inside ULI

    What Do Affluent Communities Need? More Workforce Housing

    An affluent community dominated by luxury homes and high-end resorts, Collier County has struggled to meet demand for workforce housing. A ULI Advisory Service program panel recommended practical strategies for addressing this shortage.

  • Attendees of ULI's Florida Summit on a tour of Pascoe County, north of Tampa. Development

    Drawing Buyers of All Ages to Florida’s Walkable Suburban Downtowns

    For years, Florida was considered a sunny retirement community, a haven for northerners looking to escape harsh winters. But as the state’s university system has grown, industry has expanded and drawn more corporations to Florida’s largest cities. The influx of professional opportunities has drawn younger generations to settle or remain in Florida, prompting an interesting demographic shift for real estate developers.

New Developments

  • Video: Timelapse of National Building Museum’s “Hive” Installation

    July 18, 2017 The National Building Museum’s latest Summer Block Party installation – “Hive” – in Washington, D.C., is now open to the public. Designed by Studio Gang, an American architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago and New York, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes featuring a reflective silver exterior and a vivid magenta interior, and reaches a height of 60 feet.
  • Alternative Lenders Moving into the Mainstream

    July 17, 2017 Alternative, or nonbank, lenders are filling in gaps in the mortgage world where they find them, whether it be the result of increasing capital requirements for banks, consolidation in the banking sector, or a pullback by commercial mortgage–backed securities lenders. Last year alone, the five largest players in the sector collectively funded some $20 billion of interim loans. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.
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    Data+Design: Inside Boston Consulting Group’s Move to Hudson Yards

    In today’s 24/7 world, people should ask, “Why does an organization need a workplace?” Anyone can work anytime, anywhere—and millions do. Yet for most, the workplace remains the soul of an organization: neither mission nor strategy more definitively announces its priorities and core values. These and other questions were taken head-on in January 2017, when the Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, relocated its New York City office—BCG’s largest—to 10 Hudson Yards.

  • A cistern to the right of the grocery store's entrance can hold 11,700 gallons (44,000 liters) of water for use inside the store-and alerts customers to the project's commitment to sustainability. (Regency Centers) Sustainability

    How Stormwater Retention Paid Dividends for Three Sites

    From a park in Washington, D.C., to a former department store warehouse in Portland, Oregon, to a Whole Foods site in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, these diverse projects are linked by a common ingenuity in handling stormwater.

Recent Articles

  • How Food Fed the Vision for San Antonio’s Pearl Complex

    July 24, 2017

    Once among San Antonio’s largest employers, the Pearl Brewery closed in 2001, and the surrounding area had been neglected as development focused on the suburbs. A local firm took a chance on converting the property into a mixed-use destination.

  • The Future of Growing Cities Requires Less Parking, More Shared Rides

    July 21, 2017

    Though longer commute times alone can be a sign of a city’s appeal, metropolitan areas have to fix their traffic problems in order to prepare for the future, said experts speaking at the recent ULI Netherlands Conference in Amsterdam.

  • Expanding the Usage of New York City’s Governors Island

    July 21, 2017

    Since the donation of the 172-acre (70 ha) Governors Island to New York City in 2003, most of the work on the island has focused on expanding its recreational assets. With an impressive amount of parkland now established, a new push is afoot to expand the island’s uses, both recreational and otherwise.

  • Finding a Unified Vision for the Future of the Sacramento Waterfront

    July 20, 2017

    ULI Sacramento has long been engaged with the issue of revitalizing Sacramento’s riverfront. During a two-day program in March, strategies for success and lessons learned were shared by representatives from four U.S. cities that have created coherent waterfront development programs—Chattanooga, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Spokane.

  • Restoring Cinematic History: The Renovation of San Francisco’s New Mission Theater

    July 18, 2017

    The New Mission Theater began life as a small theater in 1910, later expanded by prominent local firm Reid Brothers Architects into an ornate movie palace with 2,800 seats. But the last film was shown on site in 1993, changing owners several times in the decades to follow, until it was the building was sold to Austin, Texas–based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a national chain of dine-in movie theaters.

  • Video: Timelapse of National Building Museum’s “Hive” Installation

    July 18, 2017

    The National Building Museum’s latest Summer Block Party installation – “Hive” – in Washington, D.C., is now open to the public. Designed by Studio Gang, an American architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago and New York, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes featuring a reflective silver exterior and a vivid magenta interior, and reaches a height of 60 feet.

  • Japan’s Kashiwa-No-Ha Smart City

    July 17, 2017

    Kashiwa City, with a land area of 115 square kilometers (44 sq mi) and a population of just over 400,000, is in Chiba Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo in Japan’s Kanto region. Though it is home to companies in food processing and other industries, as well as a professional soccer team, it is now best known as the home of Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City.

  • Data+Design: Inside Boston Consulting Group’s Move to Hudson Yards

    July 17, 2017

    In today’s 24/7 world, people should ask, “Why does an organization need a workplace?” Anyone can work anytime, anywhere—and millions do. Yet for most, the workplace remains the soul of an organization: neither mission nor strategy more definitively announces its priorities and core values. These and other questions were taken head-on in January 2017, when the Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, relocated its New York City office—BCG’s largest—to 10 Hudson Yards.

  • Alternative Lenders Moving into the Mainstream

    July 17, 2017

    Alternative, or nonbank, lenders are filling in gaps in the mortgage world where they find them, whether it be the result of increasing capital requirements for banks, consolidation in the banking sector, or a pullback by commercial mortgage–backed securities lenders. Last year alone, the five largest players in the sector collectively funded some $20 billion of interim loans. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • As Austin Grows, Preserving a Live (and Lively) Music Scene

    July 17, 2017

    Amid rising venue rents, housing affordability woes, and ever-present construction cranes in Austin, local music venues—and, therefore, local musicians—fear extinction.

  • Creating Offices and Housing from Berlin’s Aging Airport

    July 12, 2017

    For more than 20 million passengers annually, Tegel Airport is the gateway to Berlin. As a new international airport is being built, an ambitious project is intended to transform Tegel into an “urban tech republic.”

  • What Do Affluent Communities Need? More Workforce Housing

    July 10, 2017

    An affluent community dominated by luxury homes and high-end resorts, Collier County has struggled to meet demand for workforce housing. A ULI Advisory Service program panel recommended practical strategies for addressing this shortage.

  • Drawing Buyers of All Ages to Florida’s Walkable Suburban Downtowns

    July 10, 2017

    For years, Florida was considered a sunny retirement community, a haven for northerners looking to escape harsh winters. But as the state’s university system has grown, industry has expanded and drawn more corporations to Florida’s largest cities. The influx of professional opportunities has drawn younger generations to settle or remain in Florida, prompting an interesting demographic shift for real estate developers.

  • ULX: 10 Museum Designs Reach Out to Their Surrounding Communities

    July 10, 2017

    The following ten projects—all completed during the past five years—include adaptive uses of historic buildings, expansions, and additions aimed at making old museum buildings more welcoming to the public.

  • Putting Urban Housing into a Transforming Industrial Area

    July 10, 2017

    International developer Hines turns an old factory site into transit-oriented urban housing near the terminus of Boston’s Red Line.

  • Top Cities for Shared Self-Driving Cars

    July 10, 2017

    New Orleans would be number-one beneficiary of shared self-driving cars, says INRIX, a data analytics company focused on traffic and the automotive industry. Albuquerque, Tucson, Portland, and Omaha round out the top five on their list of 50 cities.

  • Counselors of Real Estate Report Identifies Top Issues Facing Industry

    July 5, 2017

    According to the latest survey by the Counselors of Real Estate, the most pressing issues facing the real estate industry include the need for infrastructure improvements, the mismatch of housing and jobs in cities, and the global uncertainty of political polarization. Scott Muldavin, the current chairman of CRE and a ULI full member, presented the research at a real estate journalism conference in Denver.

  • How Stormwater Retention Paid Dividends for Three Sites

    July 5, 2017

    From a park in Washington, D.C., to a former department store warehouse in Portland, Oregon, to a Whole Foods site in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, these diverse projects are linked by a common ingenuity in handling stormwater.

  • Five Places U.S. Employers Are Finding New Tech Talent

    July 5, 2017

    JLL’s latest report analyzes markets with a high concentration of in-demand, affordable tech talent and available real estate, much of which is located near research universities that can be tapped for new employees.

  • Employment and Affordability Driving Growth in the U.S. Southeast

    July 5, 2017

    The Southeast region continues to generate steady gains in commercial real estate performance as positive employment momentum converges with generally limited development pipelines.

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