New Developments

  • ULI Minnesota Helping Mayors Bridge Rural-Urban Policy Divide

    March 11, 2019
    Minnesota’s urban and rural mayors are putting partisan politics aside and joining forces to find common ground on issues that include housing, transportation, and the workforce in an effort led by the ULI district council for the Twin Cities region.
  • Investment Opportunities in China’s 20-Year Plan for the Hong Kong–Greater Bay Area

    March 8, 2019
    A massive infrastructure program is interconnecting the cities of China’s Greater Bay Area and opening up a wealth of real estate opportunities. Attendees of the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, held in Shenzhen in March, heard two presentations on the region, which includes the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and Zhaoqing as well as the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
  • Development

    South Florida Mayors Focused on Reducing Congestion, Keeping Housing Affordable

    Speaking at a recent ULI event in Fort Lauderdale, Dean Trantalis, mayor of Fort Lauderdale was joined by Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen and Jenni Morejon, the president and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, on a panel discussing some of the short-term policies being implemented to make major strides for local residents, tourists, and companies alike.

  • Planning & Design

    Building More with Less: Which Innovations Could Reduce Construction Costs?

    Better collaboration and integration for design and construction, combined with more building off site and using new technology and collective metrics to innovate, show promise in reducing the cost of construction, said panelists speaking at the ULI Arizona Trends Day held recently in Phoenix.

  • Sustainability

    How City Leaders Are Building Sustainable, Diverse, and Inclusive Communities

    Speaking at the recent ULI Europe Conference, two mayors described the paths that elected officials in their cities took in rebuilding from the economic collapse of manufacturing, while embracing diversity as a means to turn around their cities’ fortunes.

  • Market Trends

    Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the 21st Century

    At the recent ULI Europe Conference in London, Michael Gove, the current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the U.K., and Lord Adair Turner, chair of both the Energy Transitions Commission and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, discussed how inclusive and sustainable economic growth can be achieved while also addressing issues of climate change and wage inequality.

  • Development

    Balancing Nashville’s Skyline with More Downtown Density

    Nashville has a new 65-story residential tower on the drawing board that could set a new record as the tallest building in the city. The proposed project highlights the change underway in the city.

  • Inside ULI

    Four Teams Selected as Finalists in ULI Hines Competition

    A graduate student team from the University of Cincinnati, two teams from the University of Texas at Austin, and a team with students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have been selected as the four finalists for the 17th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual site in an urban area. This year’s competition involves the redevelopment of a site in Cincinnati comprising portions of a highway, the central business district, and the central riverfront along the Ohio River.

New Developments

  • ULI Minnesota Helping Mayors Bridge Rural-Urban Policy Divide

    March 11, 2019
    Minnesota’s urban and rural mayors are putting partisan politics aside and joining forces to find common ground on issues that include housing, transportation, and the workforce in an effort led by the ULI district council for the Twin Cities region.
  • Investment Opportunities in China’s 20-Year Plan for the Hong Kong–Greater Bay Area

    March 8, 2019
    A massive infrastructure program is interconnecting the cities of China’s Greater Bay Area and opening up a wealth of real estate opportunities. Attendees of the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, held in Shenzhen in March, heard two presentations on the region, which includes the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and Zhaoqing as well as the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
  • Capital Markets

    Understanding the Investment Climate for Nashville Real Estate

    Nashville has been growing at a rate of nearly 100 residents per day since 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, copublished by ULI and PwC, ranks Nashville as the number-five U.S. market for overall real estate prospects. For those still looking for deals in Nashville, the following are six important things to know about capital markets and the local lending environment.

  • Development

    Promoting Inclusive Urban Growth in Three U.S. Cities

    The booming economy in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, fueled by corporate relocations, business expansions, and in-migration, can mask some of the region’s heady challenges: rising home prices, a high poverty rate, and long-term racial and economic segregation. A new study of three U.S. cities, which was released at an event cosponsored by ULI North Texas, looks at mitigating inequality without stalling development.

  • Capital Markets

    Stabilizing a Global Financial Institution in an Age of Uncertainty

    Jes Staley, CEO of multinational investment bank Barclays, spoke at the ULI Europe Conference in London, sharing his recent experiences addressing shifting financial regulations and the evolving opportunity presented by new technologies.

  • Sustainability

    Report Highlights Need for Better Understanding of Investment Risk Assessment in Age of Climate Change

    A new report from ULI and Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm, points to the pressing need for greater understanding throughout the industry of the investment risks posed by the impacts of climate change. Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making explores current methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk in real estate, including physical risks such as catastrophes and transitional risks such as regulatory changes, availability of resources, and attractiveness of locations.

  • Development

    How Best to Attract Young Knowledge Workers to the City of Volkswagen?

    A ULI Advisory Services panel recommends ways to maximize potential in auto-centric Wolfsburg, Germany.

Recent Articles

  • U.S. Commercial Real Estate Lenders Expect a Strong 2019

    March 18, 2019

    Alternative lenders increased their market share in the commercial real estate debt sector in 2018, panelists said at a ULI North Texas event in March. That trend is likely to continue this year as competition among all types of debt providers heats up capital markets.

  • UL Interview: Jack Chandler, Chairman of ULI Americas

    March 18, 2019

    ULI Global Board member Jack Chandler, founder of Majesteka Investments Holdings in Winnetka, Illinois, and former managing director and chairman of BlackRock’s global real estate business in New York City, has been named chairman of the ULI Americas region. Chandler talks with Urban Land about ULI’s philanthropic efforts and product council expansion.

  • Backing China’s Big Bet on Smart Cities

    March 15, 2019

    China’s largest insurer is backing the nation’s ambitious smart city program with investment in technology, panelists said during the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, held in Shenzhen, China.

  • Bringing More Mixed-Use Residential to Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    March 15, 2019

    In 2018, downtown Fort Lauderdale added just over 1,000 residential units. An additional 3,000 units have already come to market so far in 2019, with more underway. While speakers at ULI Southeast Florida’s “Fort Lauderdale Emerges” event acknowledged the risk of overbuilding, they were also confident that a blockbuster mixed-use project will attract interest for decades to come.

  • Revisiting the Open-Office Revolution with Top Tech Employers

    March 14, 2019

    The conversion to primarily open-office floor plans over the past decade is now reaching adolescence, and like many revolutions has created problems as well as possibilities, panelists said at a ULI New York event in February.

  • ULI Minnesota Helping Mayors Bridge Rural-Urban Policy Divide

    March 11, 2019

    Minnesota’s urban and rural mayors are putting partisan politics aside and joining forces to find common ground on issues that include housing, transportation, and the workforce in an effort led by the ULI district council for the Twin Cities region.

  • Envisioning More Green Space in Atlanta with a Park-Capped Highway

    March 11, 2019

    While Atlanta has grown rapidly in the last decade, the downtown area lacks green space. A ULI Advisory Services panel was asked to study a proposal to build a highway lid that would provide park space downtown.

  • Real Estate Roots That Run Deep in Columbus

    March 8, 2019

    Lizanne Galbreath, who serves as managing director of Galbreath & Company, spoke recently at a ULI leadership event in Columbus. Her grandfather, John W. Galbreath, founded the John W. Galbreath Company in 1921, which eventually became one of the largest development companies in the United States, and was also a founding member of ULI.

  • Understanding the Investment Climate for Nashville Real Estate

    March 8, 2019

    Nashville has been growing at a rate of nearly 100 residents per day since 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, copublished by ULI and PwC, ranks Nashville as the number-five U.S. market for overall real estate prospects. For those still looking for deals in Nashville, the following are six important things to know about capital markets and the local lending environment.

  • Investment Opportunities in China’s 20-Year Plan for the Hong Kong–Greater Bay Area

    March 8, 2019

    A massive infrastructure program is interconnecting the cities of China’s Greater Bay Area and opening up a wealth of real estate opportunities. Attendees of the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, held in Shenzhen in March, heard two presentations on the region, which includes the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and Zhaoqing as well as the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

  • When Wildfires Strike: Living with High-Risk Fire Zones

    March 4, 2019

    The wildfire season in the U.S. West seems to be causing more damage with each passing year. With so much destruction, what can be done to produce more positive outcomes? An emerging field of study called “post-traumatic growth” focuses on why some people end up better off after a traumatic event than they once were.

  • Investing in Public Spaces to Make Placemaking a Value-Add

    March 4, 2019

    At ULI Arizona’s Trends Day in January, panelists talked about how revitalized public spaces—starting with parks and libraries but also including alleys, sidewalks, and roads—are helping make neighborhoods walkable and desirable.

  • South Florida Mayors Focused on Reducing Congestion, Keeping Housing Affordable

    March 4, 2019

    Speaking at a recent ULI event in Fort Lauderdale, Dean Trantalis, mayor of Fort Lauderdale was joined by Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen and Jenni Morejon, the president and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, on a panel discussing some of the short-term policies being implemented to make major strides for local residents, tourists, and companies alike.

  • Lenders See Capital Waiting in the Wings in U.S. Southeast

    March 4, 2019

    While many real estate investors and lenders seem to be holding their breath in anticipation of the next recession, there are nonetheless some promising new opportunities on the horizon. That was the collective opinion of four lenders who served as panelists at the recent 2019 ULI Carolinas Meeting in Raleigh.

  • Five Tours Highlighting the Best of Both the Old and the New Nashville

    March 4, 2019

    More than 3,000 ULI full members are expected in Nashville, April 16–18, to attend the 2019 ULI Spring Meeting. Music City was ranked fifth among markets to watch in Emerging Trends in Real Estate© 2018. Don’t miss these five tours of both the past and the future of Nashville.

  • How Three San Antonio Companies Are Incorporating Sustainability Best Practices

    March 1, 2019

    San Antonio’s office and residential developers are backing up their commitment to sustainability with innovative projects that are saving energy, water, and money. Executives from three companies described their efforts at the ULI San Antonio Sustainability Forum in February.

  • Promoting Inclusive Urban Growth in Three U.S. Cities

    February 25, 2019

    The booming economy in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, fueled by corporate relocations, business expansions, and in-migration, can mask some of the region’s heady challenges: rising home prices, a high poverty rate, and long-term racial and economic segregation. A new study of three U.S. cities, which was released at an event cosponsored by ULI North Texas, looks at mitigating inequality without stalling development.

  • Crane Watch: Six Cutting-Edge Developments across the Carolinas

    February 25, 2019

    Attendees at the ULI Carolinas Meeting heard about six projects that highlight the patience, hard work, and serendipity needed for a complex project to come to fruition.

  • Wary of Disruption, European Investors Remain Bullish on Industrial and Multifamily

    February 25, 2019

    Panelists at the recent ULI Europe Conference talked about which sectors are the most attractive to investors in the current market dynamic. But with pricing fairly tight, investors are keeping an eye out for disruptive business models such as coworking or drone delivery.

  • In Brief: Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Has California’s Office and Retail Lagging, Industrial Still Surging

    February 22, 2019

    The latest Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey shows that despite the recent uncertainty in the stock market, increasing cap rates, and slower economic growth, developers’ views on California commercial real estate markets have not changed much from six months ago. Following the trends of the past two years, industrial space remains hot despite the economy’s fluctuations; multifamily housing remains strong in most markets; office has reached its peak; and retail markets continue to struggle.

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