New Developments

  • Market Trends

    Three Leaders Reflect on Rapidly Changing Washington, D.C., Region

    Flush from Amazon’s selection of Arlington County, Virginia, for a new headquarters facility, three “titans” of the real estate scene in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region took a moment to celebrate at the ULI Washington Trends Conference. To put all of this into perspective were John “Chip” Akridge III, founder and chairman of Akridge; Thomas “Tom” Bozzuto, chairman and cofounder of the Bozzuto Group; and Bryant Foulger, chairman of Foulger-Pratt.

  • Market Trends

    ULI Product Council Outlook for Placemaking

    How can developers create vibrant places that bring people together to live, work, play, and hang out? Members of ULI’s new Placemaking Council discuss the value of bringing the notion of placemaking to development, the strategies for setting up placemaking projects that will thrive, the obstacles that can get in the way of success, common misperceptions about placemaking, and related trends.

  • Capital Markets

    ULI Forecast Shows U.S. Growth Continuing Over Next Three Years

    The United States’s economic expansion is expected to continue over the next three years, with growth moderating by 2021, according to the 15th annual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast covering 27 economic and real estate indicators.

  • Market Trends

    Proptech Advancements May Be a Game-Changer for Industry

    A new generation of software platforms could do everything from monitoring buildings’ energy and water use in real time to providing tenant workforces with on-site access to medical treatment services, said panelists at ULI’s Spring Meeting.

New Developments

  • Planning & Design

    A New Vision for Empty Parking Fields

    As vehicle use and shopping habits change rapidly, densified parking areas can free up space for new uses that benefit the community.

  • Development

    Prioritizing Parks and Public Space, as Well as Housing, for San Antonio

    In late April, ULI convened a group of land use member experts in San Antonio for an Advisory Services panel supported by the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The panelists, working with panel sponsor Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation and supported by a charitable gift from Silver Ventures, provided recommendations on the final phase of master planning for the Eastern Zone of the site to create a downtown civic park.

  • Development

    As Texas Grows, Large Employers Often Target Space outside CBD

    As shown by high-profile developments in metro areas like Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is redefining the notion of the central business district (CBD), said the president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corp. speaking at the ULI Texas Forum in Austin. Companies will maintain urban footprints, he said, but a number of major employers in the Austin area are expanding away from the CBD

  • Inside ULI

    Women in Real Estate Should Not Temper Their Assertiveness, Says Executive Karen Hutton

    Development of women leaders in the real estate business was the theme at the Women’s Leadership Initiative and Larson Leadership Initiative Luncheon during the 2019 ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. Bethany Logan Ropa, managing director at UBS Investment Bank, interviewed Karen Hutton, president and CEO of Hutton, a diversified real estate development and construction firm based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Planning & Design

    Planning for More Sustainable Flood Protection Plan in Hanoi

    The CallisonRTKL planning and urban design team with Arcadis socioeconomic, water, environmental, and infrastructure teams developed a strategic urban waterfront assessment of the Red River in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The team was asked by the City of Hanoi to assess two existing options for flood protection and urban redevelopment of the Red River, along with the creation of another new, more sustainable option, and to evaluate these options in terms of overall contribution to the city.

  • Planning & Design

    Finalists Named for 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    Nineteen extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, which is widely recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include 14 in North America, four in Asia, and one in Europe.

  • Sponsored Posts

    Innovative and Sustainable Museum Design Achieved with Precast Concrete

    Sponsored Content: This article was produced by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Designers of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami wanted to create a structure that would surprise and delight patrons. The solution: a three-dimensional facade and a massive, dome-shaped planetarium. Learn how they used precast concrete to create one of the world’s most innovative, sustainable science museums.

Recent Articles

  • Building a Multimodal Future: New Book Explores Transportation Demand Management’s Role in Creating Walkable Cities

    May 24, 2019

    Transportation demand management policies that require access to travel options as part of the development process can be highly effective in the creation of communities that provide mixed-use, higher-density development without increasing traffic congestion, according to a new ULI publication.

  • Grasping at Magic

    May 24, 2019

    A lot of thought and hard work go into making a place look like it could not have appeared anywhere else.

  • A New Vision for Empty Parking Fields

    May 22, 2019

    As vehicle use and shopping habits change rapidly, densified parking areas can free up space for new uses that benefit the community.

  • Planning for More Sustainable Flood Protection Plan in Hanoi

    May 21, 2019

    The CallisonRTKL planning and urban design team with Arcadis socioeconomic, water, environmental, and infrastructure teams developed a strategic urban waterfront assessment of the Red River in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The team was asked by the City of Hanoi to assess two existing options for flood protection and urban redevelopment of the Red River, along with the creation of another new, more sustainable option, and to evaluate these options in terms of overall contribution to the city.

  • ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Announces Three New Members

    May 21, 2019

    The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of three new members: nationally recognized real estate companies SL Green, Lendlease Americas, and Zurich Alternative Asset Management.

  • Housing Grows Taller with Light-Steel Construction

    May 20, 2019

    A light-gauge steel structural system allows an apartment building to rise 12 stories above five parking levels in Atlanta.

  • Funding ULI Diversity Initiatives in Four U.S. Regions

    May 20, 2019

    Ten years ago, ULI Colorado launched its Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI). The grass-roots program has become a model within the Institute for fostering education and career opportunities for people of color and women that is now poised for national growth. ULI is leveraging a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand the REDI program throughout its network of district councils in the United States to St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, and Indiana.

  • Regional Spotlight: U.S. West

    May 17, 2019

    With a youthful and highly educated workforce, an expanding technology sector, and strong population growth, the U.S. West remains one of the country’s economic powerhouses. The younger demographics in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, point to more economic benefits in the future.

  • Prioritizing Parks and Public Space, as Well as Housing, for San Antonio

    May 17, 2019

    In late April, ULI convened a group of land use member experts in San Antonio for an Advisory Services panel supported by the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The panelists, working with panel sponsor Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation and supported by a charitable gift from Silver Ventures, provided recommendations on the final phase of master planning for the Eastern Zone of the site to create a downtown civic park.

  • Finalists Named for 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence

    May 15, 2019

    Nineteen extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, which is widely recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include 14 in North America, four in Asia, and one in Europe.

  • ULI Case Study: Park 8Ninety, Missouri City, Texas

    May 13, 2019

    An infill development site near Houston yields warehouse and flex space—and a new lake for a city park.

  • As Texas Grows, Large Employers Often Target Space outside CBD

    May 13, 2019

    As shown by high-profile developments in metro areas like Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is redefining the notion of the central business district (CBD), said the president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corp. speaking at the ULI Texas Forum in Austin. Companies will maintain urban footprints, he said, but a number of major employers in the Austin area are expanding away from the CBD

  • Three Leaders Reflect on Rapidly Changing Washington, D.C., Region

    May 13, 2019

    Flush from Amazon’s selection of Arlington County, Virginia, for a new headquarters facility, three “titans” of the real estate scene in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region took a moment to celebrate at the ULI Washington Trends Conference. To put all of this into perspective were John “Chip” Akridge III, founder and chairman of Akridge; Thomas “Tom” Bozzuto, chairman and cofounder of the Bozzuto Group; and Bryant Foulger, chairman of Foulger-Pratt.

  • ULI Product Council Outlook for Placemaking

    May 13, 2019

    How can developers create vibrant places that bring people together to live, work, play, and hang out? Members of ULI’s new Placemaking Council discuss the value of bringing the notion of placemaking to development, the strategies for setting up placemaking projects that will thrive, the obstacles that can get in the way of success, common misperceptions about placemaking, and related trends.

  • ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast Sees More Runway Ahead for Current Growth Cycle

    May 2, 2019

    The U.S. economy is weeks away from celebrating the start of its record-breaking 11th year of economic expansion, and the latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is pointing to an even longer run that could extend through 2021, as discussed on a webinar hosted by ULI.

  • ULX: Urban Open Spaces

    May 2, 2019

    The following 10 projects—all completed in the past five years—not only revitalized deteriorating public parks but also transformed sites such as a former theme-park parking lot, a derelict sugar factory, and an abandoned rail line.

  • Finding a Funding Solution to Maintain Detroit’s Parks

    May 2, 2019

    ULI Advisory Services convened a panel of land-use experts in early April to brainstorm ideas on how to improve funding for long-term maintenance and sustainability of Detroit’s parks.

  • Biophilic Design: Bringing the Outside In

    May 1, 2019

    ULI Greenprint members and real estate leaders evaluate the health and benefits of incorporating the elements of nature into their built environments.

  • Life Sciences, Tech Growth Continue to Drive Boston Development

    May 1, 2019

    Driven by a steady stream of tech and life-sciences companies migrating into the Boston/Cambridge market in recent years, Greater Boston commercial real estate is booming, seeing steady rental growth across its various submarkets, and continuing to be a favored target of both foreign and domestic investors, according to panelists who spoke at a recent ULI Boston event. But that growth does risk displacing some longtime residents.

  • Innovative and Sustainable Museum Design Achieved with Precast Concrete

    May 1, 2019

    Sponsored Content: This article was produced by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Designers of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami wanted to create a structure that would surprise and delight patrons. The solution: a three-dimensional facade and a massive, dome-shaped planetarium. Learn how they used precast concrete to create one of the world’s most innovative, sustainable science museums.

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