New Developments

  • Audio: ‘Detroit Rising’ Podcast Previews the ULI Spring Meeting

    April 20, 2018
    Jill Ferrari, a partner at Shelborne Development and vice chair of the Urban Land Institute of Michigan, and Eric Larson, CEO of Larson Realty Group and CEO of Downtown Detroit Partnership, were recently interviewed on a podcast produced by Crain's Detroit Business.
  • Video: View from the Top of the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia

    April 16, 2018
    In January 2014, Comcast Corporation announced that it would build a second skyscraper at 1800 Arch Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, near the Comcast Center headquarters that it had moved into just six years before. The tallest building in Philadelphia is set to open its doors in 2018.

New Developments

  • Audio: ‘Detroit Rising’ Podcast Previews the ULI Spring Meeting

    April 20, 2018
    Jill Ferrari, a partner at Shelborne Development and vice chair of the Urban Land Institute of Michigan, and Eric Larson, CEO of Larson Realty Group and CEO of Downtown Detroit Partnership, were recently interviewed on a podcast produced by Crain's Detroit Business.
  • Video: View from the Top of the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia

    April 16, 2018
    In January 2014, Comcast Corporation announced that it would build a second skyscraper at 1800 Arch Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, near the Comcast Center headquarters that it had moved into just six years before. The tallest building in Philadelphia is set to open its doors in 2018.

Recent Articles

  • Envisioning Walkable, Denser Suburbs with Reduced Parking Needs

    April 20, 2018

    A panel of experts at ULI’s Trends Conference in Washington, D.C., said that thriving suburbs will continue to become more walkable and dense where appropriate, with fewer big-box stores surrounded by parking lots.

  • Driving Economic Growth in Arizona with Smarter Transportation Technology

    April 20, 2018

    Autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and how Arizona is poised on the leading edge of what Timothy Burr, director of public policy for Lyft, dubbed “the third transportation evolution” were the recurring themes of ULI Arizona’s latest Trends Day in February.

  • Audio: ‘Detroit Rising’ Podcast Previews the ULI Spring Meeting

    April 20, 2018

    Jill Ferrari, a partner at Shelborne Development and vice chair of the Urban Land Institute of Michigan, and Eric Larson, CEO of Larson Realty Group and CEO of Downtown Detroit Partnership, were recently interviewed on a podcast produced by Crain’s Detroit Business.

  • ULI Forecast Calls for Positive Outlook through 2018, Slowing in 2019

    April 19, 2018

    The new ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is taking a more bullish view on the U.S. economy—at least for the next year. As compared with the fall survey, key indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, jobs, and the Consumer Property Price Index (CPPI) all trended higher. But that boost may be short lived with growth tapering in 2019 and 2020.

  • Enriching the City with Public Art

    April 19, 2018

    Designated a “City of Design” by UNESCO, Detroit is writing public art into its comeback story.

  • Video: View from the Top of the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia

    April 16, 2018

    In January 2014, Comcast Corporation announced that it would build a second skyscraper at 1800 Arch Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, near the Comcast Center headquarters that it had moved into just six years before. The tallest building in Philadelphia is set to open its doors in 2018.

  • Three Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Cities

    April 16, 2018

    Speaking at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in February, consultant Paul Doherty of The Digit Group described how 3-D printing, building information modeling, and piezoelectricity are reshaping the built environment.

  • Building Homes for the “Missing Middle” in Denver

    April 16, 2018

    High construction costs and low inventories are driving home prices ever higher in some of America’s fastest-growing cities, said panelists speaking at a recent ULI Colorado event.

  • Outlook for U.S. Growth Has Improved over Last Six Months; Industrial to Outperform

    April 16, 2018

    Real estate economists boosted their outlook for economic growth in March’s ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, compared with the survey of six months ago. The expectation for stronger economic growth is accompanied by the potential for higher inflation and interest rates. The higher rates, however, are not projected to be detrimental to real estate returns: Forecasts for industrial returns are higher than in the previous survey.

  • Driving People to the Motor City

    April 11, 2018

    With his own Quicken Loans headquarters, historic rehabs—and a new Shinola boutique hotel—Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit brings back the cool.

  • Attracting Younger Consumers with Connective Experiences across Property Types

    April 9, 2018

    Today’s young professionals with discretionary income are asking for deeper engagement with their surroundings, a greater sense of ownership, and fewer barriers between work and play, connecting on a personal and emotional level with their environment. Panelists speaking at ULI’s 2018 Carolinas Meeting in February discussed what that might mean for the marketing and design of retail, office, and residential projects.

  • Making Multitenant Net Zero Work in Colorado

    April 9, 2018

    A 100,000-square-foot (9,300 sq m) project in an emerging transit district in Boulder, Colorado, is making the business case for net-zero-energy (NZE) multitenant leased office buildings, including lower operating costs, higher profits, reduced carbon emissions, better recruitment and retention for tenants, and happier, healthier, and more productive employees. The new $40 million Boulder Commons, a mixed-use office/restaurant/retail project in two adjacent buildings, is one of the largest NZE multitenant commercial buildings in the United States, according to New Buildings Institute (NBI) data.

  • California Looks at Housing Policy at the Local, State, and Federal Levels to Lower Costs

    April 9, 2018

    California lost 138,000 people to domestic migration in the 12 months ended in July 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, with most of those departing being lower- and middle-income workers destined for Arizona, Texas, or Nevada. At a recent ULI San Diego/Tijuana event, land use experts discussed what is being done at the local, state, and federal levels to ease the cost of housing in California’s populous coastal areas.

  • Team from Cornell University Wins 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

    April 9, 2018

    A redevelopment plan for a Toronto site presented by a team from Cornell University has taken top honors in the 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • The Making of the District Detroit

    April 9, 2018

    An expansive sports and entertainment district—with new residential space—is helping revitalize downtown Detroit.

  • The Evolving Flow of Capital between the U.S. and China

    April 2, 2018

    At a recent event hosted by ULI Washington, panelists discussed how U.S. and Chinese companies are continuing to work together. After record levels of U.S. investment from China in 2016, new controls on capital outflow and investors’ changing attitudes have slowed inflows, while domestic development in China has also shifted.

  • In Brief: Growth in Online Grocery Sales Expected to Increase Demand for U.S. Cold-Storage Warehouse Space

    April 2, 2018

    The growing popularity of online grocery shopping could result in demand for up to 35 million square feet (3.25 million sq m) of U.S. cold-storage space shifting from retail stores to warehouses and distribution centers within the next seven years, according to a report from CBRE.

  • Three Mayors Highlight How the Southeast Is Building for Growth

    April 2, 2018

    Urbanizing cities of the U.S. Southeast, such as Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, and Asheville, North Carolina, are facing the trade-offs of continued growth. Speaking at the 2018 ULI Carolinas Meeting, the mayors of those three cities discussed how and where their cities invest to attract job growth, while attempting to avoid displacement of longtime residents.

  • Outlook for Industrial and Multifamily Still Strong among North Texas Investors

    April 2, 2018

    Strong economic fundamentals, a favorable regulatory environment, and plenty of capital to deploy bode well for real estate investments, acquisitions, and development in 2018.

  • New ULI Report Offers Bold Principles for Building Resilience

    March 30, 2018

    A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient cities and regions that successfully anticipate, respond to, and recover from both immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events and long-term stresses such as sea-level rise, poverty, and declining population.

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