New Developments

  • In Brief: Repurposing Rooftop Space as Values Climb in Berlin

    June 18, 2018
    With property in high demand in Berlin—it had the largest year-over-year real estate price increase of any city in the world last year—it makes more sense than ever to look up for new opportunities. A number of developers have found success (or are hoping for a top return) from add-on projects atop existing structures in Germany’s capital.
  • In Memoriam: ULI Life Trustee Stan Ross

    June 14, 2018
    One of ULI’s longest serving Life Trustees and renowned industry expert Stan Ross, Chairman Emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate and Distinguished Fellow of the university’s School of Policy, Planning & Development, passed away June 10. He was 82.

New Developments

  • In Brief: Repurposing Rooftop Space as Values Climb in Berlin

    June 18, 2018
    With property in high demand in Berlin—it had the largest year-over-year real estate price increase of any city in the world last year—it makes more sense than ever to look up for new opportunities. A number of developers have found success (or are hoping for a top return) from add-on projects atop existing structures in Germany’s capital.
  • In Memoriam: ULI Life Trustee Stan Ross

    June 14, 2018
    One of ULI’s longest serving Life Trustees and renowned industry expert Stan Ross, Chairman Emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate and Distinguished Fellow of the university’s School of Policy, Planning & Development, passed away June 10. He was 82.

Recent Articles

  • Fast-Growing Urban Neighborhoods Attract Diverse Group of Residents and Workers

    June 20, 2018

    The population of urban neighborhoods in many metropolitan areas is growing as quickly or nearly as quickly as that of suburban neighborhoods, reflecting ongoing consumer demand—particularly among younger households—for walkable living environments that are convenient to jobs, transit, and urban amenities, according to new research published by ULI.

  • As Demographics Shift, Placemaking Becomes an Increasingly Important Component of Retail Development

    June 18, 2018

    Retail developers who gathered at the 2018 ULI Florida Summit talked about what is working and what isn’t, as they shift their focus to more entertainment and dining amenities combined with mixed use from the traditional strip centers of the recent past.

  • Despite Migration in Europe, Most Future Growth in Africa, Asia

    June 18, 2018

    From macro-economic forces to social, environmental, technological, and political disruption, property and the wider built environment are facing change on a scale not seen for decades, said panelists speaking at the 2018 ULI U.K. National Conference in London, including increased migration, ongoing low interest rates, and increased political discord.

  • Investors in Asia Looking to Minimize Risk

    June 18, 2018

    We are late in the current cycle, and real estate investors are focusing on the potential risks as much as, if not more than, the rewards on offer, according to investors and investment managers discussing global capital markets at the 2018 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Hong Kong.

  • In Brief: Repurposing Rooftop Space as Values Climb in Berlin

    June 18, 2018

    With property in high demand in Berlin—it had the largest year-over-year real estate price increase of any city in the world last year—it makes more sense than ever to look up for new opportunities. A number of developers have found success (or are hoping for a top return) from add-on projects atop existing structures in Germany’s capital.

  • Revitalizing a Historic Mill Town in North Carolina

    June 18, 2018

    At a ULI Triangle event in April, representatives of Raleigh-based North Carolina’s Capitol Broadcasting Company shared the firm’s plans to redevelop a historic cotton mill, ultimately shifting the fortunes of the town of Rocky Mount.

  • In Memoriam: ULI Life Trustee Stan Ross

    June 14, 2018

    One of ULI’s longest serving Life Trustees and renowned industry expert Stan Ross, Chairman Emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate and Distinguished Fellow of the university’s School of Policy, Planning & Development, passed away June 10. He was 82.

  • Keeping Life Affordable in Asia’s Fast-Growing Cities

    June 12, 2018

    Growing cities such as Hong Kong are at the epicenter of what Richard Florida has dubbed “the new urban crisis,” with the city’s success sending house prices soaring out of reach of the average resident. The author and urbanist, who is director of cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, spoke at the 2018 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Hong Kong.

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Up in May

    June 12, 2018

    The Dodge Momentum Index eked out a small gain in May, moving 1.8 percent higher to 167.8 (2,000=100) from the revised April reading of 164.9. May’s gain was the result of a 4.7 percent increase by the commercial component of the Momentum Index, while the institutional component fell 2.4 percent.

  • Embracing Technology Is Key to Survival for Office and Retail Tenants

    June 11, 2018

    Disruptive technology—and the need to embrace it—will continue to influence office and retail tenants, as well as developers, panelists said at the ULI U.K. Annual Conference, held in early June in London.

  • Converting Office Buildings to Communal Micro-Hotels in East Amsterdam

    June 11, 2018

    Nestled in a relatively quiet East Amsterdam neighborhood, a new kind of hotel has been racking up occupancy rates topping 90 percent for the past two years. Zoku is a modern take on the extended-stay hotel, where the visitors stay in fully outfitted micro-hotel rooms of 260 or 320 square feet (24 or 30 sq m) and relax and connect in the common areas on the top floor.

  • Building the Infrastructure to Keep Growing Life-Science Companies in New York City

    June 11, 2018

    Hundreds of millions of dollars are pouring into plans to help incubate and retain life-science startups in New York City, panelists said at a ULI New York event in May. Locating in Manhattan offers the benefit of a variety of possible partners, including universities, hospitals, and other technology firms, as well as the presence of investors and potential employees, they said.

  • Renowned Real Estate Industry Leader W. Edward Walter Is ULI’s New Global CEO

    June 11, 2018

    W. Edward “Ed” Walter, a widely renowned real estate industry leader and most recently the Steers Chair in Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is the new global chief executive officer. Walter brings to ULI more than 35 years of management experience in the real estate profession across a variety of disciplines including hotels, multifamily, and land development, with a strong emphasis on capital markets and investments.

  • Cycle Risk, Brexit’s Impact on Currency Keep Low-Risk Money in U.K.

    June 8, 2018

    London-based investors have been less active internationally in recent months for a variety of reasons, including where the global economy is in the business cycle and the implications of the Brexit vote, said panelists discussing capital market trends at a ULI U.K. conference.

  • Smart Cities Must Focus on People, Experts Say

    June 7, 2018

    If smart cities are to serve their populations, the human element must remain crucial for their designers and developers, attendees at the 2018 ULI Asia Pacific Summit were told. A panel of developers, designers, and planners mulled over the development of the smart city in Asia during the summit, held in Hong Kong.

  • Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Lays Out Solutions to Land Supply Problem

    June 6, 2018

    Hong Kong’s land supply problem is not attributable to a lack of money, but rather is an issue of finding the physical space for development, as well as a matter of perception, said the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR, speaking at a ULI event.

  • Outlook for Housing the Middle Class

    June 4, 2018

    How can the real estate industry do a better job of meeting the needs of middle-income renters and buyers?

  • How the New U.S. Tax Law Affects Community Development Projects

    June 4, 2018

    Important tax credits were preserved in the new federal tax law, but lower corporate rates shrink their value.

  • KaDeWe: Operating on a Beating Heart in Berlin

    June 4, 2018

    Berlin’s landmark luxury shopping center is being refreshed at a price in the hundreds of millions and with Rem Koolhaas at the helm.

  • The Philippines: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    June 4, 2018

    A glut of liquidity in local capital markets is making life difficult for domestic and foreign investors alike.

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