New Developments

  • ULI OnPoint Adapted and Tailored for the Asia Pacific region

    April 19, 2021
    ULI OnPoint, which first launched in January, was adapted and tailored for the Asia Pacific region in March.
  • Marking Earth Day 2021: Restoring Our Earth

    April 19, 2021
    For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been observed as a day of mobilization for environmental protection and preservation. This week, it is celebrated by ULI, environmental stewardship organizations, and other organizations working to enhance the built environment and implement solutions to make communities more green, healthy, and equitable.

New Developments

  • ULI OnPoint Adapted and Tailored for the Asia Pacific region

    April 19, 2021
    ULI OnPoint, which first launched in January, was adapted and tailored for the Asia Pacific region in March.
  • Marking Earth Day 2021: Restoring Our Earth

    April 19, 2021
    For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been observed as a day of mobilization for environmental protection and preservation. This week, it is celebrated by ULI, environmental stewardship organizations, and other organizations working to enhance the built environment and implement solutions to make communities more green, healthy, and equitable.
  • Economy, Market & Trends

    A Renewable Resource: Modernizing Toronto’s Apartment Towers

    A half century or more into their service life, the need to retrofit and revitalize postwar apartments towers across Canada has never been more critical. Compounding the growing inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the purpose-built rental housing is in need of renewal. Retrofitting costs—as well as financing retrofits while maintaining housing affordability—continue to be a primary barrier.

  • Capital Markets

    ULI Capital Markets Forum: What a Difference a Year Makes

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: As part of the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference in February, high-level ULI members from across the global finance and investment sector gathered virtually to discuss capital flows, real estate market dynamics, and debt and equity markets. Among the trends discussed were an acceleration of deglobalization, shifting from “just in time” to “just in case” deliveries, and more interest in the hyperlocal, also characterized as “love thy neighborhood.”

  • Development

    Outlook for Technology: Asia Pacific

    Members of ULI’s Asia Pacific Tech Council discuss the potential long-term impact of the corona­virus pandemic on the real estate industry.

  • Economy, Market & Trends

    Creating Models for a More Sustainable Future for Retail

    A return to the “old normal” before the global coronavirus pandemic is neither possible nor desirable, a panel of retail leaders agreed at “Experience the Experience,” ULI Asia Pacific’s premier retail event of 2021.

  • Economy, Market & Trends

    Outlook for Technology: Americas

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Members of ULI’s Technology and Real Estate councils discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s shakeup of work/life patterns, how technologies enable new ways of working and living, technologies on the horizon that hold promise for the future, and other related trends.

  • Sustainability

    Making Brussels a Capital City for 500 Million Europeans

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

  • Planning & Design

    Four Teams Advance to Final Round of ULI Hines Student Competition

    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 the 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 the University of Toronto.

  • Capital Markets

    The Future of the Modern Workplace Remains Up for Debate

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: In an Oxford-style debate, two property experts locked horns virtually during the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference in February 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?  

Recent Articles

  • ULI OnPoint Adapted and Tailored for the Asia Pacific region

    April 19, 2021

    ULI OnPoint, which first launched in January, was adapted and tailored for the Asia Pacific region in March.

  • Rebuilding Legacy Communities: ULI’s Work in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

    April 19, 2021

    Although Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is not well known beyond its region, the ULI Advisory Services program is no stranger to this community, which was founded in 1752.

  • How Technology Allowed ULI to Push Forward

    April 19, 2021

    Decisions made years ago to invest in new technologies—and to continually upgrade existing platforms—allowed ULI to pivot rapidly to online delivery of vital member services.

  • Marking Earth Day 2021: Restoring Our Earth

    April 19, 2021

    For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been observed as a day of mobilization for environmental protection and preservation. This week, it is celebrated by ULI, environmental stewardship organizations, and other organizations working to enhance the built environment and implement solutions to make communities more green, healthy, and equitable.

  • Student Team from Toronto-Area Universities Wins 2021 Hines Competition

    April 12, 2021

    A team composed of students from three Toronto-area universities—Ryerson University, York University, and University of Toronto—has taken top honors in the 2021 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

  • Bolstering Economic Recovery in the Washington, D.C., Central Business District

    April 12, 2021

    Washington, D.C., can advance the recovery of the business, tourist, and neighborhood activity in its central business district (CBD) through multiple community-led initiatives, according to a new ULI report, based on the first ULI Virtual Advisory Services panel (vASP).

  • Prepping for Post-COVID: Accelerating Investments while Repositioning Lagging Sectors

    April 12, 2021

    While many businesses in the United States have been coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for a year or longer, the broader availability of vaccines and a rebounding global economy are cause for more optimism than skepticism across the real estate industry, said industry leaders participating in a recent ULI webinar. Industrial, self-storage, and single-family rentals have been some of the sectors surging, while laggard sectors are still betting on a burgeoning recovery. 

  • Three Developers Greening the U.S. Housing Industry

    April 12, 2021

    Much of the United States is walking a fine line between providing much-needed housing and also meeting federal, state, and local sustainability goals. Three panelists shared how the seek to meet or exceed or exceed those goals at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in March.

  • Healthier by Design

    April 12, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Developers, architects, engineers, and scientists are blending design and technological innovations to transform buildings into enduring lines of defense against disease.

  • Keywords for Returning to the Office: Flexibility, Technology, Variety, and Health

    April 8, 2021

    Will the COVID-19 pandemic bring about the end of the viability of open-plan office space? Panelists speaking during a recent ULI Asia Pacific webinar concluded that flexibility, technology, variety, and health would be the key concepts bringing companies and key employees back to offices.

  • A Renewable Resource: Modernizing Toronto’s Apartment Towers

    April 5, 2021

    A half century or more into their service life, the need to retrofit and revitalize postwar apartments towers across Canada has never been more critical. Compounding the growing inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the purpose-built rental housing is in need of renewal. Retrofitting costs—as well as financing retrofits while maintaining housing affordability—continue to be a primary barrier.

  • With Inventory Near Record Lows, When Could the U.S. Housing Market Decelerate?

    April 5, 2021

    Speaking at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference, Ali Wolf, chief economist with Zonda, formerly Meyers Research, said that the homebuilding industry has been a bright spot in the U.S. economy over the last year. But rising mortgage rates and limited inventory are among the issues that may hamper that growth in 2021.

  • ULI Capital Markets Forum: What a Difference a Year Makes

    April 5, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: As part of the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference in February, high-level ULI members from across the global finance and investment sector gathered virtually to discuss capital flows, real estate market dynamics, and debt and equity markets. Among the trends discussed were an acceleration of deglobalization, shifting from “just in time” to “just in case” deliveries, and more interest in the hyperlocal, also characterized as “love thy neighborhood.”

  • Drones for Development

    April 5, 2021

    The pandemic has accelerated the use of contactless drones for comprehensive applications in real estate development.

  • UL10: Extra-Green Buildings

    March 29, 2021

    Ten new buildings exemplify sustainable design creativity.

  • Fact-Checking Claims about 5G Wireless Technology

    March 29, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Although it could be three to five years before the promise of 5G internet can be realized in offices and multifamily spaces, the real estate industry is starting to think about what kind of impact 5G will have inside the built environment.

  • Helping Small and Large U.S. Landlords Survive a Downturn

    March 29, 2021

    As the new appointees at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development settle into their roles, they face challenges both old and new. Ethan Handelman, the new deputy assistant secretary of the agency’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, addressed the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in March.

  • The Art of Placemaking: Exploring the Role of Public Art in Singapore

    March 29, 2021

    Many landlords in Singapore are recognizing their role in placemaking and helping to meld space, art, and people to imbue the built environment with culture and heritage, said panelists at a roundtable discussion at the 2021 ULI Singapore Annual Conference, held both virtually and in person in early March.

  • The Time for a Net Zero Building Boom Is Now

    March 26, 2021

    As part of the first Net Zero Buildings Week this week, ULI, the New Buildings Institute (NBI), and other organizations focused on improving the built environment are calling on partners and members to share their thought leadership on net zero.

  • The Pandemic and the Public Realm: Adapting Spaces in a Global Pandemic

    March 22, 2021

    An excerpt from the forthcoming ULI report The Pandemic and the Public Realm: Global Innovations for Health, Social Equity, and Sustainability, which documents how cities around the world looked to their public spaces to meet changing needs.

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