New Developments

  • Moody’s: Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Could Affect Cities’ Bond Ratings

    January 17, 2018
    In December, Moody’s Investors Service issued a report encouraging cities to invest in climate adaptation and mitigation. Cities will be evaluated in the future at least in part on how they prepare for both short-term climate “shocks” and longer-term trends associated with climate change. Moody’s is the largest credit rating agency to date to publicly outline how it evaluates climate change risk and integrates it into its credit rating assessments.
  • Hines Gift to ULI Will Support WLI Grants

    January 16, 2018
    ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership.
  • Market Trends

    Dallas Fed Chair Sees Demographic, Financial Challenges Down the Road

    With the Texas economy firing on all cylinders, 2018 looks to be another good year for many industries, including residential real estate and both the energy and industrial sectors. But key demographic changes could challenge the future prosperity of Texas and other states, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank president for the region speaking at a ULI event in Dallas.

  • Inside ULI

    CEO Perspective: Change and Evolution

    During my time as ULI’s global chief executive officer, it has become increasingly clear to me that one of the great attributes of the Institute is its ability to embrace change and evolve without losing sight of its core values. After eight very rewarding and fulfilling years at the helm, it’s time for me to step down.

  • Market Trends

    How Amazon’s Moves Could Affect Cities Like Austin

    The highly coveted second corporate headquarters of e-commerce giant Amazon.com would be a welcome addition to Austin, but the $5 billion project undoubtedly would produce more housing and transportation woes in one of the fastest-growing regions of the United States, said panelists at a ULI Austin event.

New Developments

  • Moody’s: Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Could Affect Cities’ Bond Ratings

    January 17, 2018
    In December, Moody’s Investors Service issued a report encouraging cities to invest in climate adaptation and mitigation. Cities will be evaluated in the future at least in part on how they prepare for both short-term climate “shocks” and longer-term trends associated with climate change. Moody’s is the largest credit rating agency to date to publicly outline how it evaluates climate change risk and integrates it into its credit rating assessments.
  • Hines Gift to ULI Will Support WLI Grants

    January 16, 2018
    ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership.
  • Planning & Design

    Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs

    E-commerce’s explosive growth, an emphasis on speeding up supply chain fulfillment, and robust leasing demand among traditional warehouse users are dramatically influencing the industrial property market. Several quarters of healthy absorption and strong rent growth across most U.S. markets not only have turned the cavernous boxes into commercial real estate darlings, but also are driving a warehouse construction boom that is churning out larger buildings designed to enhance rapid delivery.

  • Planning & Design

    Redesigning the Grid: Barcelona’s Experiment with Superblocks

    Can the city create a healthier, less automobile-centric environment by closing more streets to traffic?

  • Capital Markets

    ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance: Continuing Investment for 2018

    Commercial real estate investors are keeping calm and carrying on, even though they are uncertain about what is coming next for fundamental elements affecting their business, such as the federal tax code and interest rate policy. “It makes it difficult to plan. . . . You don’t know what the federal budget is going to be. You don’t know what the Federal Reserve is going to be,” said Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy, who participated in the 24th annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, held in December in New York City.

  • Market Trends

    Growth of Retail Sector, Adaptive Use Driving Opportunities in Pittsburgh

    At a panel discussion hosted by ULI Pittsburgh, experts highlighted the city’s interesting architecture, relatively affordable housing in walkable neighborhoods, and a strong outlook for the retail sector.

Recent Articles

  • Hilton Rolls Out Mobile-Centric “Connected Room” Technology

    January 18, 2018

    U.S.-based hotel chains continually aim to one-up the competition in order to attract customers—particularly younger ones—to their properties and loyalty programs. Now Hilton is surging ahead with its “Connected Room” concept, which allows guests to personalize and control every aspect of their experience using their smartphones.

  • Greece: Glimmers of Life

    January 18, 2018

    Hines, which recently opened operations in Athens, offers its view of prospects for an economic recovery following nearly a decade of austerity.

  • Toronto Selected as Host City for 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

    January 17, 2018

    An area along the Eastern side of the Don River in Toronto has been selected as the study site for the 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • Moody’s: Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Could Affect Cities’ Bond Ratings

    January 17, 2018

    In December, Moody’s Investors Service issued a report encouraging cities to invest in climate adaptation and mitigation. Cities will be evaluated in the future at least in part on how they prepare for both short-term climate “shocks” and longer-term trends associated with climate change. Moody’s is the largest credit rating agency to date to publicly outline how it evaluates climate change risk and integrates it into its credit rating assessments.

  • Hines Gift to ULI Will Support WLI Grants

    January 16, 2018

    ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership.

  • ULX: Ten European Performing Arts Venues

    January 16, 2018

    The following ten theater buildings and concert halls—all erected during the past five years—play key roles in the urban fabric.

  • Dallas Fed Chair Sees Demographic, Financial Challenges Down the Road

    January 12, 2018

    With the Texas economy firing on all cylinders, 2018 looks to be another good year for many industries, including residential real estate and both the energy and industrial sectors. But key demographic changes could challenge the future prosperity of Texas and other states, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank president for the region speaking at a ULI event in Dallas.

  • Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs

    January 11, 2018

    E-commerce’s explosive growth, an emphasis on speeding up supply chain fulfillment, and robust leasing demand among traditional warehouse users are dramatically influencing the industrial property market. Several quarters of healthy absorption and strong rent growth across most U.S. markets not only have turned the cavernous boxes into commercial real estate darlings, but also are driving a warehouse construction boom that is churning out larger buildings designed to enhance rapid delivery.

  • Reinvent, Create, Thrive: Detroit to Host 2018 ULI Spring Meeting

    January 11, 2018

    ULI will hold its 2018 Spring Meeting May 1–3 at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit. A major focus for the 2018 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses and are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

  • Middle-Income Renters See Persistent Housing Cost Burdens

    January 9, 2018

    While the latest Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) report on the state of rental housing in the United States. shows some positive signs for inventory, the overall trend persists that low- to moderate-income renters face significant cost burdens in most markets.

  • Equity: A Natural Next Step in the Evolution of Cities

    January 8, 2018

    An excerpt from Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth by Henry Cisneros, former mayor of San Antonio and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros cowrote the new ULI book with Janis Bowdler and Jeffrey Lubell.

  • Envisioning More Compact, Vibrant Cities for Ireland

    January 8, 2018

    Dublin and other cities in Ireland should embrace density to help combat the country’s housing challenges, according to a panel at the ULI Ireland Conference, held in Dublin. Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Cushman and Wakefield, said the country’s growing workforce is driving a huge need for accommodation that is not being met. Ireland should be building 38,000 housing units every year to keep up with demand, Finnegan said, but fewer than 15,000 units were built in 2016.

  • Preview: ULI Europe Conference 2018

    January 8, 2018

    After more than 20 years in Paris, the ULI Europe Conference will rotate among other leading European cities. The first stop on this new journey will be Berlin, where top players in European real estate and beyond will gather for the conference on January 30 and 31. “Berlin is a leading example of urban and economic development, making it a perfect choice for our first conference outside of Paris,” says Lisette van Doorn, chief executive of ULI Europe.

  • Germany’s New Hot Spot: Berlin

    January 8, 2018

    Europacity and the recently sold Sony Center are two examples demonstrating why Berlin is considered a market to watch.

  • In Brief: The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2017

    January 5, 2018

    According to a recent report from RCLCO, home sales at America’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities surpassed the 2016 totals by more than 17 percent last year. The Villages in Central Florida’s 2,231 sales puts them in the top spot again, while California’s Irvine Ranch, with sales of 1,814, comes in at second place, followed by Florida’s Lakewood Ranch, with 1,206 total sales.

  • CEO Perspective: Change and Evolution

    January 4, 2018

    During my time as ULI’s global chief executive officer, it has become increasingly clear to me that one of the great attributes of the Institute is its ability to embrace change and evolve without losing sight of its core values. After eight very rewarding and fulfilling years at the helm, it’s time for me to step down.

  • Public/Private Partnerships Driving Growth in Cincinnati

    January 2, 2018

    At a recent ULI Cincinnati event, panelists agreed that a midsize market like Cincinnati needs cooperation between the public and private sectors to move things forward.

  • Pearl Mixed-Use Development: A San Antonio Gem

    December 22, 2017

    When three national magazines — U.S. News & World Report, Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure — give you glowing reviews, you must be doing something right. Such is the case with Hotel Emma, a 146-room luxury hotel that’s one of the numerous fascinating facets of San Antonio’s mixed-use Pearl complex, which rose from the historic but neglected Pearl Brewery.

  • ULI Global Awards for Excellence: The Strand – San Francisco, California

    December 22, 2017

    San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has opened a new venue in the Strand, transforming the century-old movie theater into a nonprofit experimental performance space. The new theater acts as a watershed for the economic regeneration of San Francisco’s Central Mid-Market Neighborhood.

  • Connections Unbound: ULI 2017 Annual Report

    December 21, 2017

    Just released: Read stories, hear from leaders, and see the progress ULI members made in the Americas and beyond in our 2017 Annual Report.

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