New Developments

  • ULI Releases Two New Reports on Best Practices for Integrating Health and Housing

    December 5, 2018
    ULI has released two new reports related to building for health and wellness—one offering lessons for development of healthy affordable housing for the broader marketplace, and the other for development of agrihoods, single-family, multifamily, or mixed-use communities built with a working farm or community garden as a focus. Together, the reports illustrate opportunities for developers to create financially successful projects that improve resident and community health and promote social equity and sustainability.
  • In Brief: New U.S. Apartments Are Getting Smaller and More Expensive

    December 3, 2018
    According to data from Yardi Matrix, the average size of a new U.S. apartment has shrunk 5 percent over the last 10 years, while the average price has risen 28 percent. The average floor plan of a new apartment measures 941 square feet (87.4 sq m), but that is still larger than the overall average of 882 square feet (82 sq m).
  • Market Trends

    Melbourne, Singapore Are Top Cities in Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific®2019

    Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific® 2019, a real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC, has Melbourne and Singapore as the top cities for investment in the region, followed by Sydney, Tokyo, and Osaka. The report, which is being released at a series of events across Asia over the next several weeks, provides an outlook on Asia Pacific real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, and trends by property sector and metropolitan area.

  • Sustainability

    From Active Transportation to Assessed Value: Lessons from ULI’s Small-Scale Development Forum

    Indianapolis has been leveraging active-transportation investments—primarily walking and biking—for both placemaking purposes and enhancing real estate values. Providing some inspirational examples for small-scale developers working in urban areas, the city’s story includes a collaborative spirit among the private, public, and philanthropic sectors; development enhanced by miles of trails; and soon, the construction of a bus rapid transit system. Drawing on those themes, ULI’s 13th Small-Scale Development Forum included panel discussions and project tours of Indianapolis and its northern suburb of Carmel.

  • Market Trends

    Investors Looking for Healthy Occupier Markets and New Asset Classes in Europe

    The hunt for secure long-term income is driving European real estate investment as the industry hedges against potential interest rate increases and an uncertain geopolitical backdrop, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2019. The annual report, published jointly by ULI and PwC, is based on the opinions of over 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, and advisers.

New Developments

  • ULI Releases Two New Reports on Best Practices for Integrating Health and Housing

    December 5, 2018
    ULI has released two new reports related to building for health and wellness—one offering lessons for development of healthy affordable housing for the broader marketplace, and the other for development of agrihoods, single-family, multifamily, or mixed-use communities built with a working farm or community garden as a focus. Together, the reports illustrate opportunities for developers to create financially successful projects that improve resident and community health and promote social equity and sustainability.
  • In Brief: New U.S. Apartments Are Getting Smaller and More Expensive

    December 3, 2018
    According to data from Yardi Matrix, the average size of a new U.S. apartment has shrunk 5 percent over the last 10 years, while the average price has risen 28 percent. The average floor plan of a new apartment measures 941 square feet (87.4 sq m), but that is still larger than the overall average of 882 square feet (82 sq m).
  • Capital Markets

    How Investors, Lenders Are Responding to the Risk of a Potential U.S. Slowdown

    With strong consumer confidence, ongoing economic growth, and low unemployment, there are few signs of an imminent recession in recent U.S. economic data—but real estate experts speaking at a recent industry event in New York City said they want to be prepared. Speakers discussed their plans to manage shrinking investment yields and the risk of investing late in the real estate cycle.

  • Capital Markets

    A New Rental Housing Model for Asia

    With rising demand for small co-housing units, Asia developers embrace the for-rent market.

  • Market Trends

    ULI Survey: D.C.’s Millennial Cohort Both Earning and Owning More

    Millennials living in the nation’s capital and its close-in suburbs can be characterized as “committed urbanists,” according to a just-released ULI Washington survey. This new study, which updated a 2015 survey, included more households with children—an increase from 12 to 20 percent. Almost half (49 percent) of respondents are married or partnered—up from 39 percent in 2015. Homeownership has increased from 28 to 33 percent. And median income has increased over 11 percent, exceeding the national growth rate.

Recent Articles

  • Japan’s Retail, Banking Sectors Reacting to Disruptive Technologies

    December 10, 2018

    As part of a wide-ranging panel on adapting development to new technologies, held at the ULI Japan Fall Conference in Tokyo in November, industry leaders discussed using e-commerce data to drive development decisions, adapting Japan’s traditional banking sector for the future, and creating a more innovative startup culture.

  • Coworking Spaces Seen as Key Tenant for Houston Office

    December 7, 2018

    Coworking reigns as a core strategy, rather than a craze, against the backdrop of commercial real estate evolving from a space-leasing business to a service-delivery business, said speakers at a ULI Houston luncheon in November. Panelists also touched on the implications for Houston of the release of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019.

  • ULI Releases Two New Reports on Best Practices for Integrating Health and Housing

    December 5, 2018

    ULI has released two new reports related to building for health and wellness—one offering lessons for development of healthy affordable housing for the broader marketplace, and the other for development of agrihoods, single-family, multifamily, or mixed-use communities built with a working farm or community garden as a focus. Together, the reports illustrate opportunities for developers to create financially successful projects that improve resident and community health and promote social equity and sustainability.

  • Envisioning a Data-Driven Office Space in Tokyo

    December 3, 2018

    While new office space paradigms are emerging in response to changes in technology and work styles, there is no consensus about the “best” future for workspace. A panel of real estate investors, occupiers, and corporate real estate experts discussed the future of workspace at the ULI Japan Fall Conference, held in Tokyo in November.

  • How Investors, Lenders Are Responding to the Risk of a Potential U.S. Slowdown

    December 3, 2018

    With strong consumer confidence, ongoing economic growth, and low unemployment, there are few signs of an imminent recession in recent U.S. economic data—but real estate experts speaking at a recent industry event in New York City said they want to be prepared. Speakers discussed their plans to manage shrinking investment yields and the risk of investing late in the real estate cycle.

  • Cautious Confidence Driving Optimism Across Sectors in Philadelphia

    December 3, 2018

    As part of the release of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, ULI Philadelphia gathered a panel of industry leaders to talk about what is working and what is not for their sectors both in Philadelphia and other parts of the eastern United States.

  • Expansion of Product Council Network Opens Up Member Participation and Areas of Focus

    December 3, 2018

    ULI’s Global Strategic Plan emphasizes strengthening member engagement by providing more opportunities to participate in the Institute’s unique member networks, including the highly popular Product Council network. Nine Product Councils—including five new ones and four additional flights to existing councils—were added during FY 2018, opening up participation to 228 members who had never before served on a council, as well as 98 members who transferred membership or rejoined councils.

  • In Brief: New U.S. Apartments Are Getting Smaller and More Expensive

    December 3, 2018

    According to data from Yardi Matrix, the average size of a new U.S. apartment has shrunk 5 percent over the last 10 years, while the average price has risen 28 percent. The average floor plan of a new apartment measures 941 square feet (87.4 sq m), but that is still larger than the overall average of 882 square feet (82 sq m).

  • Melbourne, Singapore Are Top Cities in Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific®2019

    November 26, 2018

    Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific® 2019, a real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC, has Melbourne and Singapore as the top cities for investment in the region, followed by Sydney, Tokyo, and Osaka. The report, which is being released at a series of events across Asia over the next several weeks, provides an outlook on Asia Pacific real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, and trends by property sector and metropolitan area.

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Declines in October

    November 26, 2018

    The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.2 percent lower in October to 150.5 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 157.0. The index is a monthly measure of the initial report for North American nonresidential building projects in planning, published by analytics and workflow provider for the construction industry Dodge Data & Analytics, which has been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. October’s decline was the third-consecutive monthly decline.

  • A New Rental Housing Model for Asia

    November 26, 2018

    With rising demand for small co-housing units, Asia developers embrace the for-rent market.

  • Hospitality Market in Japan Increasingly Bifurcated between High- and Low-End Options

    November 26, 2018

    The hotel industry in Japan is evolving, with new lodging models emerging, some of which incorporate elements of the burgeoning sharing economy. A panel of real estate and hotel experts at the ULI Japan Fall Conference, held in Tokyo in November, discussed the “capsule hotel” and other models in Japan.

  • Building Workplaces to Drive Innovation over Pure Productivity in Shenzhen

    November 21, 2018

    The workplace of the future needs to provide flexibility and wellness in order to drive innovation, said a design expert giving a keynote at the 2018 ULI Japan Fall Conference in Tokyo in Japan.

  • A Mass Timber Tower Rises in Portland

    November 19, 2018

    A novel condo development incorporates fully robotic parking and direct access to high-end units.

  • From Active Transportation to Assessed Value: Lessons from ULI’s Small-Scale Development Forum

    November 15, 2018

    Indianapolis has been leveraging active-transportation investments—primarily walking and biking—for both placemaking purposes and enhancing real estate values. Providing some inspirational examples for small-scale developers working in urban areas, the city’s story includes a collaborative spirit among the private, public, and philanthropic sectors; development enhanced by miles of trails; and soon, the construction of a bus rapid transit system. Drawing on those themes, ULI’s 13th Small-Scale Development Forum included panel discussions and project tours of Indianapolis and its northern suburb of Carmel.

  • Playing Small Ball: Weaving Smaller, Multiuse Sports-Anchored Developments into Existing City Infrastructure

    November 14, 2018

    Architects and urban planners are working with community leaders to find creative and successful ways to design and build a new generation of compact multiuse arenas.

  • Amazon’s New Locations Reflect Ongoing Evolution of Urban Areas

    November 13, 2018

    The redevelopment spurred by Amazon’s decision to open headquarters sites in Northern Virginia and Long Island City, New York, will reflect an ongoing evolution of urban areas that we at ULI believe will continue for decades to come.

  • In Brief: Costs Rising but U.S. Office Vacancy Stable in Third Quarter

    November 13, 2018

    The overall availability rate for U.S. office space was unchanged as of the end of the third quarter of 2018, remaining at 18.1 percent, according to the latest Savills Studley Report: National Office Sector from commercial services firm Savills Studley. San Francisco remains the tightest market in the country, with an availability rate of 9 percent, followed by Boston/Suffolk County, 9.7 percent; New York City, 11.6 percent; and Austin, 12.8 percent.

  • Reshaping Atlanta’s Future with More Transit, Maintaining Affordability

    November 12, 2018

    While the Atlanta region has grown dramatically in the last decade, the issue of traffic and mobility issue hung over much of the discussion at a recent ULI Atlanta event, which also touched on the findings from Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019.

  • Planning for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Sacramento

    November 12, 2018

    A ULI Advisory Services panel toured South Sacramento, California, in September, meeting with more than 75 city and county officials, local business leaders, residents, and other stakeholders. The four sponsors—Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Council of Governments, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District—asked the ULI advisory panel to outline a plan for kick-starting a retrofit of the two transit-adjacent neighborhoods into transit-oriented neighborhoods. Their goals were to promote equitable, healthy, and inclusive community development that fosters job and income growth, housing options, and healthy neighborhood amenities with more convenient access to transit, retail, and services.

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