New Developments

  • Making Brussels a Capital City for 500 Million Europeans

    March 1, 2021
    During the 2021 ULI Europe Virtual Conference, Marnix Galle, chairman of ULI Europe, sat down with Philippe Close, the mayor of Brussels, Belgium.
  • ULI Marks Women’s History Month

    March 1, 2021
    In recognition of Women’s History Month, ULI is highlighting people and projects that have worked to advance gender equity and parity in the real estate industry. The Institute’s commitment to addressing the industry’s gender gap is formally seen through the Women’s Leadership Initiative .

New Developments

  • Making Brussels a Capital City for 500 Million Europeans

    March 1, 2021
    During the 2021 ULI Europe Virtual Conference, Marnix Galle, chairman of ULI Europe, sat down with Philippe Close, the mayor of Brussels, Belgium.
  • ULI Marks Women’s History Month

    March 1, 2021
    In recognition of Women’s History Month, ULI is highlighting people and projects that have worked to advance gender equity and parity in the real estate industry. The Institute’s commitment to addressing the industry’s gender gap is formally seen through the Women’s Leadership Initiative .
  • Sponsored Posts

    UDR’s Pacific City: When You’re Here, You’re on Vacation

    SPONSORED POST: The Residences at Pacific City is an award-winning, LEED Silver–certified, 516-home community developed by UDR and situated in a prime location off the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California. It is one of over 20 UDR communities that have obtained sustainability certifications, and a portion of its development was funded through the capital raised in UDR’s initial Green Bond offering.

  • Inside ULI

    ULI Denmark Launched as 15th National Council in Europe

    ULI Europe has officially launched ULI Denmark, its 15th national council. Jesper Bo Hansen, head of corporate finance at Catella, will be the chair, serving a two-year term on a voluntary basis, and will be joined by an executive committee of local industry leaders.

  • Sustainability

    New U.S. Administration’s Climate Plan Would Propel Innovation in Sustainability

    The climate plan outlined by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration is significant in that it reaffirms a commitment to addressing climate challenges, said panelists participating in a recent webinar hosted by the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. The plan would also provide considerable resources to support and propel innovation throughout the real estate industry in key areas such as energy efficiency, carbon emission mitigation, and climate change resilience.

  • ULI China Real Estate Investment Summit 2020 Asia Pacific

    As REITs Form in China, Investors Look for Growth

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Real estate investors gathered for a panel at the ULI China Real Estate Investment Summit said they are optimistic about continued opportunities in China across a broadening group of sectors and product types, a position echoed by a second panel featuring Chinese developers. The summit was held in December with both virtual and in-person participants, as well as tours in Shanghai.

Recent Articles

  • Making Brussels a Capital City for 500 Million Europeans

    March 1, 2021

    During the 2021 ULI Europe Virtual Conference, Marnix Galle, chairman of ULI Europe, sat down with Philippe Close, the mayor of Brussels, Belgium.

  • ULI Marks Women’s History Month

    March 1, 2021

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, ULI is highlighting people and projects that have worked to advance gender equity and parity in the real estate industry. The Institute’s commitment to addressing the industry’s gender gap is formally seen through the Women’s Leadership Initiative .

  • While ESG Funds Boom, Creating a Roadmap to Social-Value Measurement 

    February 26, 2021

    ULI has been working in collaboration with a select group of corporate members to produce a “roadmap” for social value measurement that identifies the obstacles, gaps, frameworks, and tools that are available to set targets, manage and measure social impact, and examine best practices already applied from across the real estate industry. 

  • Four Teams Advance to Final Round of ULI Hines Student Competition

    February 26, 2021

    Four teams have been selected as the finalists for the 19th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, an event that challenges graduate students to devise a comprehensive design and development plan for a real site in an urban area. Finalists include a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology and one from University of California Berkeley. Finalists also include a combined team from Pennsylvania State University, the University of Houston, and Columbia University in the City of New York, in addition to a Toronto-based team from Ryerson University, York University, and University of Toronto.

  • Growth and Resilience: Planning for the Recovery of Europe’s Great Cities

    February 26, 2021

    In the closing session of the 2021 Virtual Europe Conference, a panel considered the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on cities in both the short term and the longer term.

  • Amid Transit Uncertainty, Micromobility Helps Properties Remain Accessible

    February 24, 2021

    Urban developers have become increasingly interested in building places with little or no dedicated parking spots. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, raising questions about the funding of public transit and safety. A new ULI report looks at micromobility’s value for cities and real estate.

  • The Future of the Modern Workplace Remains Up for Debate

    February 22, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: In an Oxford-style debate, two property experts locked horns virtually during the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference on one of the most talked-about subjects of the past year—the future of the white-collar workplace. Once the pandemic has passed, will most office workers return to business as usual, working five days a week in proximity to colleagues? Or has the world changed forever, with most people working from home for at least a couple of days a week?  

  • In Brief: Nontraditional Investors Eye Hotel Assets, Driving Optimism for 2021

    February 22, 2021

    Though investor interest in the hospital sector was muted for most of 2020 in response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and global travel, the lodging industry is poised to rebound in 2021, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality’s annual Hotel Investment Outlook.

  • Task Force Seeks Equitable Development in Sacramento through Strong Community Engagement

    February 19, 2021

    A ULI Sacramento task force is working to strengthen community engagement in an underserved, underinvested part of the city with the goal of advancing development.

  • Retail’s Not-So-Artificial Intelligence

    February 18, 2021

    ULI MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: Owning retail space has been challenging since the Great Recession. You likely know the reasons why: overbuilding, the internet, rapacious private equity, too many lackluster tenants. You also know that every move you make—every breath you take—is recorded by your mobile phone. This latter circumstance has allowed a clever company to develop possibly the most useful tool for commercial real estate since Hewlett Packard introduced the HP-12C financial calculator in 1981.

  • Paris Embracing the Compact Density of 15-Minute Neighborhoods

    February 18, 2021

    The mayor of Paris is embracing the “ville du quart d’heure”—translated as 15-minute city—the first time that a leading politician in France’s largest city had backed the idea, particularly as a reelection strategy.

  • Northern Italy Positioned to Rebound from Pandemic, Says Milan’s Deputy Mayor

    February 16, 2021

    Northern Italy, one of the hardest-hit areas during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, is poised to come out of the pandemic far stronger, with a greater emphasis on green space and social cohesion, said Pierfrancesco Maran, deputy mayor for urban planning, green areas, and agriculture of the municipality of Milan, speaking at the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference.

  • In Brief: U.S. Multifamily Industry Likely Owed More Than $11 Billion

    February 16, 2021

    A study by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia showed that tenants who lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic may have already amassed $11 billion in rental arrears. Procedures for evictions and foreclosures may be failing the most vulnerable tenants and landlords.

  • A Fractured Picture: Europe’s Governments, Populations Shift as Economic Output Remains Muted

    February 16, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: In an opening session of the 2021 ULI Europe Virtual Conference, experts said that many had been warning about the possibility of a global pandemic, but the lack of preparation and early detection added to its toll.

  • Honoring the Winners of the 2021 Urban Land Institute European Leadership Awards

    February 12, 2021

    ULI has announced the two winners of the 2021 ULI European Leadership Awards as part of its ULI Virtual Europe Conference.

  • Winter 2021 Issue of Urban Land

    February 12, 2021

    The Winter 2021 issue of Urban Land is now available for ULI members. The cover topic is “Real Tech: Technology gains speed as new needs arise.”

  • Despite Pandemic and Other Issues, Future of Cities Remains Greener, Cleaner, and More Desirable

    February 9, 2021

    Speaking at the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference, leading architect Norman Foster said he remains optimistic about the future of cities.

  • ULI Amplifies: Helping House Atlanta during a Year of Turmoil

    February 8, 2021

    As part of Black History Month, ULI is spotlighting some of the incredible work of our Black members, including Lisa Y. Gordon, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, who is responsible for advancing Atlanta Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing.

  • Outlook for Technology: Europe

    February 8, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: What will the new post-COVID tech-enabled workplace look like? Experts and members of ULI’s European Technology and Real Estate Council discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape expectations, practices, and technologies in the long run; the changing relationship between building owners and tenants; the potential effects on providers of shared and flexible office environments; and other trends.

  • Cities Look to Combined Public/Private Action to Scale Up Climate Resilience

    February 5, 2021

    Collaborative efforts were celebrated at a Centre for Liveable Cities World Cities Summit Preview event on climate resilience in January, which explored how to accelerate cooperation between the public and private sectors.

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