New Developments

  • How China’s Real Estate Industry Will Continue to Evolve Post-Pandemic

    August 3, 2020
    Industry experts from around the world convened both online and in person at the 2020 ULI China Mainland Summer Meeting in July. While many speakers were bullish overall, opinions were mixed on traditional office and retail as the economy recovers from the global pandemic.
  • ULI Presents Plan to Kansas City to Bring Equity to the City’s Park System

    July 27, 2020
    Kansas City, Missouri, can help tackle the city’s racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment, according to a report released by ULI. The report advises the city to listen to the broad-based needs of the community and establish a new parks conservancy to raise funds, advocate for improvements, and deliver programs that activate the public realm.

New Developments

  • How China’s Real Estate Industry Will Continue to Evolve Post-Pandemic

    August 3, 2020
    Industry experts from around the world convened both online and in person at the 2020 ULI China Mainland Summer Meeting in July. While many speakers were bullish overall, opinions were mixed on traditional office and retail as the economy recovers from the global pandemic.
  • ULI Presents Plan to Kansas City to Bring Equity to the City’s Park System

    July 27, 2020
    Kansas City, Missouri, can help tackle the city’s racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment, according to a report released by ULI. The report advises the city to listen to the broad-based needs of the community and establish a new parks conservancy to raise funds, advocate for improvements, and deliver programs that activate the public realm.
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    How Japan’s Investors Are Planning for the “Post-Pandemic World”

    A recent webinar organized by ULI Japan helped envision this “new normal,” looking at the current state of the global economy to make predictions about the “post-pandemic world.” The online forum was moderated by Jon Tanaka, managing director and cohead of Japan Real Estate, Angelo Gordon, who was joined by Izumi Devalier, chief Japan economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  

  • Inside ULI

    Funding a ULI Program to Make Careers in Real Estate More Accessible

    ULI’s new online Foundations of Real Estate (FoRE) curriculum is targeted to undergraduate students at liberal arts colleges and universities. FoRE is a key part of the Institute’s efforts to identify, diversify, and broaden the pool of young people interested in a real estate career. The curriculum is offered through the ULI Learning program, which includes a variety of digital education courses as well as topical webinars provided to ULI members and prospective members.

  • Inside ULI

    Marnix Galle, Executive Chairman of Immobel, Appointed ULI Europe Chairman

    Marnix Galle, executive chairman of Belgian developer Immobel, has been appointed ULI Europe Chairman, serving on a voluntary basis for a two-year term starting on July 1, 2020, and will join the ULI Global Board of Directors. He succeeds outgoing Europe Chairman Juergen Fenk, member of the executive board, SIGNA Holding GmbH.

  • Inside ULI

    Midway CEO Jonathan H. Brinsden Appointed ULI Americas Chairman

    Jonathan H. Brinsden, chief executive officer of Houston-based real estate investment and development firm, Midway, has been appointed ULI Americas Chairman. Brinsden, who succeeds Jack Chandler, founder of Majesteka Investment Holdings, will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term and will join the ULI Global Board of Directors.

  • Inside ULI

    ULI Welcomes New Members of the Global Board of Directors and Governing Trustees

    Four internationally renowned real estate industry leaders have joined ULI’s Global Board of Directors, and 38 additional industry luminaries have been added to the roster of the Institute’s Global Governing Trustees. Both the Global Board members and Global Governing Trustees will serve on a voluntary basis beginning on July 1.

Recent Articles

  • CEO Perspective: Supporting Our Members and Working toward Change

    August 3, 2020

    The last few months have been some of the most challenging in many of our careers, with the outbreak of COVID-19 disrupting all aspects of our lives, writes ULI Global CEO W. Edward Walter. The effects on the real estate industry have been significant.

  • Developing for Leisure: How to Relax in a New World

    August 3, 2020

    ULI Member-only Content: Distinguished placemakers discuss how resort and recreation developments can adapt to consumers’ changing priorities.

  • How China’s Real Estate Industry Will Continue to Evolve Post-Pandemic

    August 3, 2020

    Industry experts from around the world convened both online and in person at the 2020 ULI China Mainland Summer Meeting in July. While many speakers were bullish overall, opinions were mixed on traditional office and retail as the economy recovers from the global pandemic.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Finalist: Historic Fourth Ward Park—Phase I, Atlanta, Georgia

    August 3, 2020

    This summer, Urban Land will be profiling online and in print each finalist for the 2020’s ULI Urban Open Space Award. The winner(s) will be announced in the fall.

  • How Japan’s Investors Are Planning for the “Post-Pandemic World”

    July 27, 2020

    A recent webinar organized by ULI Japan helped envision this “new normal,” looking at the current state of the global economy to make predictions about the “post-pandemic world.” The online forum was moderated by Jon Tanaka, managing director and cohead of Japan Real Estate, Angelo Gordon, who was joined by Izumi Devalier, chief Japan economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  

  • Rising to the Next Challenge in Retail’s Evolution in South Florida

    July 27, 2020

    MEMBER—ONLY CONTENT: Despite the challenges facing the retail sector in 2020, South Florida’s Aventura Mall has continued to reinvent itself as a retail destination.  

  • ULI Presents Plan to Kansas City to Bring Equity to the City’s Park System

    July 27, 2020

    Kansas City, Missouri, can help tackle the city’s racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment, according to a report released by ULI. The report advises the city to listen to the broad-based needs of the community and establish a new parks conservancy to raise funds, advocate for improvements, and deliver programs that activate the public realm.

  • ULI Urban Open Space Finalist: Domino Park, Brooklyn, New York

    July 27, 2020

    This summer, Urban Land will be profiling online and in print each finalist for the 2020’s ULI Urban Open Space Award. The winner(s) will be announced as part of the ULI Virtual Fall Meeting.

  • Using Data to Drive Modernization for Next-Level Portfolio and Asset Resilience in Commercial Real Estate

    July 27, 2020

    Many owners have already picked off the low-hanging fruit of installing LEDs, and upgrading equipment where budgets allow. Modernization—and specifically, the ability to leverage tools to take a deeper, more granular dive and capture more operational data—is allowing owners to identify hidden inefficiencies, reduce energy use, and boost net operating income.

  • In Brief: The Villages Tops RCLCO’s MPC Midyear Sales Survey

    July 27, 2020

    Total new home sales in master-planned communities tracked by RCLCO are up over 16 percent from a year earlier, despite the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s midyear survey. The 50 top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) in the country sold almost 7 percent more homes than the communities that made up last year’s top 50 list, according to RCLCO data.

  • Funding a ULI Program to Make Careers in Real Estate More Accessible

    July 24, 2020

    ULI’s new online Foundations of Real Estate (FoRE) curriculum is targeted to undergraduate students at liberal arts colleges and universities. FoRE is a key part of the Institute’s efforts to identify, diversify, and broaden the pool of young people interested in a real estate career. The curriculum is offered through the ULI Learning program, which includes a variety of digital education courses as well as topical webinars provided to ULI members and prospective members.

  • Marnix Galle, Executive Chairman of Immobel, Appointed ULI Europe Chairman

    July 20, 2020

    Marnix Galle, executive chairman of Belgian developer Immobel, has been appointed ULI Europe Chairman, serving on a voluntary basis for a two-year term starting on July 1, 2020, and will join the ULI Global Board of Directors. He succeeds outgoing Europe Chairman Juergen Fenk, member of the executive board, SIGNA Holding GmbH.

  • Woven City: Toyota’s Planned Proving Ground in Japan

    July 20, 2020

    Employees, business partners, and others may set up housekeeping and create a real-life test environment for new technologies in autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

  • Mobile COVID-19 Testing Labs Being Produced for Higher Education, Corporate, and Manufacturing Campuses

    July 20, 2020

    MEMBER ONLY CONTENT: As college and corporate campuses reopen this fall, a new line of mobile testing labs may help these institutions enhance their public health profile.

  • 50 Years of Impact: Why Industry Leaders and Their Families Find the ULI Foundation to Be an Essential Partner

    July 20, 2020

    In 1970, a group of visionary ULI leaders—the original 17 Foundation governors, led by ULI past president Robert Nahas—sought the most effective way to elevate the Institute’s position in the transformative improvement of communities worldwide.

  • ULI to Rename J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

    July 13, 2020

    ULI is renaming its annual $100,000 J.C. Nichols Prize as the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The change represents part of the Institute’s ongoing effort to address and assist in remedying the legacy of social and economic harm caused by some real estate practices.

  • Midway CEO Jonathan H. Brinsden Appointed ULI Americas Chairman

    July 13, 2020

    Jonathan H. Brinsden, chief executive officer of Houston-based real estate investment and development firm, Midway, has been appointed ULI Americas Chairman. Brinsden, who succeeds Jack Chandler, founder of Majesteka Investment Holdings, will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term and will join the ULI Global Board of Directors.

  • Keeping an Eye on Privacy as Cities Get Smarter

    July 13, 2020

    A sleek utility pole called the Ekin Spotter—made by Ekin, an international software, hardware, and design firm that focuses on smart cities—can accommodate such modules as a license-plate reader, traffic radar, red-light cameras, and air quality sensors, along with electric-vehicle charging ports. This was the type of municipal-level technology on display at the 2020 CES show earlier this year, along with other smart-city components such as partially or fully autonomous vehicles, delivery drones, and street-based sensors.

  • Product Council Outlook for Senior Housing

    July 10, 2020

    ULI MEMBER ONLY-CONTENT: Experts in real estate development for the age-qualified and service-enriched housing sectors discuss changing consumer preferences in senior living and other trends affecting operators.

  • Inaugural Winners Announced for ULI Hines Student Competition–Europe

    July 9, 2020

    A team from Politecnico di Milano has been revealed as the inaugural winners of a pan-European virtual real estate competition for university students and will receive a one-year ULI membership and fast track to Hines’s internship program.

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