New Developments

New Developments

  • Inside ULI

    ULI Welcomes Distinguished Real Estate Leaders to Key Governing Bodies

    More than 30 internationally-renowned real estate industry leaders have been elected to four-year terms as ULI Global Governing Trustees, while numerous other industry luminaries have been added or reappointed to the Institute’s Global Board of Directors and regional executive committees.

  • Capital Markets

    Capital Markets Update: Real Estate Industry Braces for More Credit Tightening Ahead

    Although deals are still getting done, it is a tough market to find capital to fund acquisitions and development, and the need to deleverage maturing loans in a higher rate environment is fueling concerns about rising commercial real estate loan stress. That challenging market is evident in slumping transaction activity. 

  • Development

    Outlook for Housing Attainability

    Experts discuss the growing crisis of housing attainability for lower- and middle-income households across the United States, including ways the private and public sectors could help increase housing production, preserve existing affordable housing, and give more people access to housing; strategies for encouraging communities to accept more housing construction; and other related trends.

Recent Articles

  • ULI Tampa Bay: Expanding the Canvas for Inclusive Real Estate Transformation

    September 26, 2023

    ULI Tampa Bay has proudly secured its position as the latest addition to the global cohort of ULI national and district councils participating in Art in Place, an 18-month ULI program designed to bridge the gap between artists, developers, and local communities

  • UL10: Geothermal Energy

    September 25, 2023

    Geothermal systems harness the near-constant subterranean temperature of Earth to provide buildings with reliable and efficient heating and cooling. By forgoing fossil fuels, geothermal systems help cut carbon emissions and electricity use. Ten developments take advantage of the environmental and operational benefits of geothermal energy.

  • How is the real estate sector building towards net zero?

    September 22, 2023

    As part of HSBC’s Transition Pathways series, they asked over 300 real estate developers and investors globally about how they are reducing emissions, what is accelerating their decarbonisation, and where they are investing. Explore the findings.

  • Caoyang Park: Creating a World-Class Linear Park in Shanghai

    September 22, 2023

    A winner of the 2023 ULI Asia Pacific Excellence Award. Caoyang Park is located in a residential neighborhood in the Putuo District of Shanghai along what used to be a freight railway track that went into disuse and gradually transformed into a local farmers’ market. This nearly one-kilometer-long (0.62 miles) and 10 to 15-meter-wide (32.8-49.2 ft) strip of land now serves a fresh, innovative function. Following the market’s closure in 2019, this space has been reimagined into a vibrant, multi-tiered, mixed-use park with a strong emphasis on pedestrian accessibility and community engagement.

  • Enter Generative AI: Emergence and Implications in Real Estate Capital Markets

    September 21, 2023

    Artificial Intelligence, or the general ability of computers to emulate human thought and learning processes and, ultimately, to perform tasks in real-world environments, has grown and evolved significantly in recent years. It’s an empirical fact: in 2022, the global AI market swelled to $136.55 billion, with projections hinting at a surge of $1.8 trillion to $2.6 trillion within the next 10 years.

  • Expressive Architecture and the Aesthetics of Meaning in Los Angeles

    September 18, 2023

    Architecture can’t be art. It has a different role in society. But architecture should embrace the call of art, especially public architecture. It should take seriously the task to stand for something, and that something is not the personal philosophical whims of the architect. Rather it is the inherent spirit and character of the community in which it resides. Two Perkins&Will projects highlight this in Los Angeles.

  • New Report from ULI and Heitman Equips Real Estate Investors with Insights on Climate Risk Disclosure Data

    September 18, 2023

    ULI and Heitman released a report today highlighting how investors may leverage the data resulting from government regulations that require real estate companies to disclose climate-related risks related to their properties and overall business models.

  • Proactive Sustainability

    September 18, 2023

    By making investments in needed improvements now, the commercial real estate industry could alter the course of climate change.

  • ULI Net Zero Imperative: Empowering Cities to Accelerate Decarbonization

    September 18, 2023

    To date, the Net Zero Imperative has funded over a dozen technical assistance panels, ranging in topics from multifamily electrification to net zero new construction incentives, from ClimateTech innovations to tenant engagement for whole-building decarbonization. Localities are eager to move forward and accelerate the built environment’s journey to zero.

  • In Brief: 23 Billion-Dollar U.S. Disasters and Counting in 2023

    September 13, 2023

    According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, there have been 23 confirmed weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect United States in 2023.

  • Affordability and Accessibility: From Bad to Worse in a Tight U.S. Housing Market

    September 11, 2023

    Many Americans are considered severely rent-burdened, as they spend more than 50 percent of their earnings on housing. For people with disabilities and the elderly, there is a triple whammy—prices are soaring, their incomes are not keeping pace, and only a fraction of housing is built to accommodate those with limited mobility.

  • Past Meets Progress: Indigo’s Innovative Take on the Future of Community Building

    September 11, 2023

    Just outside of Houston, a development of the future is emerging—but it is probably not what you think. Instead of flying cars and sky-scraping utopias, this version of Tomorrowland has its roots firmly and sustainably planted in days gone by. With phase one currently under construction and new model homes, shops, and an urban farm set to open in early 2024, Indigo will feature a connected village of retail, small businesses, residential living, and outdoor spaces, with a 12-acre (4.85 ha) town center that draws inspiration from traditional Main Streets where buildings are at a human-scale and encourage interaction.

  • The Working City: Smart Growth’s Blind Spot to Industrial Jobs and Lands

    September 11, 2023

    Community planners are well-versed in the tenets of smart growth and other similar concepts that advance compact development forms, mixed uses, diverse housing, walkable communities, and environmental protection. But what about jobs?

  • ULI Hines Student Competition Americas Winner

    September 5, 2023

    “Knot Charleston,” the development plan that earned top honors in this year’s ULI Hines Student Competition for the Americas region, was the product of extensive research, thoughtful design, and close collaboration among the winning team of five Harvard University graduate students.

  • The Hopeful Potential of Los Angeles’ Public Realm

    September 5, 2023

    Any native Angeleno who has walked even a few blocks Downtown can attest to the state of our sidewalks. If we do not invest in the public realm—in our streets, sidewalks, plazas, and parks—then we leave on the table the vital seeds of who it is we can become as a people and as a city.

  • Satellite Campuses Expand Footprint for Universities into Urban Downtowns

    September 5, 2023

    University of Southern California is one of numerous U.S. colleges and universities that are expanding their presence in cities, sometimes far from their main campuses. Many schools are converting older buildings into classroom, meeting, and performance spaces for educational use.

  • Climate Risk Is Financial Risk: The Ever-Evolving Landscape of Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

    September 1, 2023

    In 2021, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation—initially responsible for financial accounting standards—established the International Sustainability Standards Board, with the goal of developing universal, global sustainability disclosure rules. These new rules were finally published in June 2023, and go into effect in January 2024.

  • University Students Explore the Perception of the Suburbs and City Preferences

    August 31, 2023

    At the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto, the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® session, hosted by the Institute’s University Connections program, shed light on younger generation’s perceptions of suburbs and the shifting preferences of students when it comes to choosing where to live and work post-graduation.

  • Institutional Donors Back ULI’s Our Cities, Our Future Fundraising Drive

    August 28, 2023

    Foundations have given over $10 million to bolster the Institute’s efforts to help communities across the United States.

  • Audio Files: Discussing 15-Minute Cities

    August 28, 2023

    ULI visiting fellow Yvonne Yeung, who authored Building 15-Minute Communities: A Leadership Guide, recently appeared on the Talking Headways podcast. She chatted about how the guide can help create good development that reduces the need to drive, and supports  climate emissions reduction goals.

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