New Developments

  • Industrial Continues to Shine as ULI Forecast Calls for Slower Growth

    October 13, 2017
    The latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is predicting more positive momentum ahead for both the economy and the commercial real estate industry through 2019. That being said, the pace of growth is slowing and the survey of 48 economists and analysts clearly reveals some lowering of expectations.
  • In Brief: Multifamily Rents Growth Outside of Big U.S. Cities

    October 9, 2017
    National rents have barely moved through the entire peak rental season and into September, according to data from Yardi Matrix, marking the longest period of stagnation in recent history—four consecutive months. Coming in at $1,354 for the month of September, the average rent is only 2.2 percent higher than this time last year.

New Developments

  • Industrial Continues to Shine as ULI Forecast Calls for Slower Growth

    October 13, 2017
    The latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is predicting more positive momentum ahead for both the economy and the commercial real estate industry through 2019. That being said, the pace of growth is slowing and the survey of 48 economists and analysts clearly reveals some lowering of expectations.
  • In Brief: Multifamily Rents Growth Outside of Big U.S. Cities

    October 9, 2017
    National rents have barely moved through the entire peak rental season and into September, according to data from Yardi Matrix, marking the longest period of stagnation in recent history—four consecutive months. Coming in at $1,354 for the month of September, the average rent is only 2.2 percent higher than this time last year.

Recent Articles

  • Video: Building the Future with ULI Los Angeles Chair Clare DeBriere

    October 16, 2017

    Clare DeBriere is former chief operating officer and executive vice president of The Ratkovich Company. In 2017, she founded neighborhood development firm C+C Ventures and is the current chair of ULI Los Angeles. In this video, DeBriere talks about what she loves about the energy and creativity that’s found in Los Angeles, and how ULI brings together the best practitioners in every field of land use.

  • In Brief: Framing Lumber Prices Already Up 20 Percent Year-Over-Year

    October 16, 2017

    Framing lumber prices could be approaching the highs of the housing bubble by next spring, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders. Random Lengths prices are up 22 percent from a year ago, and CME futures are up about 19 percent year-over-year.

  • Wilshire Grand: L.A.’s Transformative Tower

    October 16, 2017

    The Wilshire Grand Center, which officially opened in June, soars 73 stories, making it, at 1,099 feet (335 m), the tallest building west of Chicago. Thanks to an easing of antiquated fire safety requirements, it is the first tall structure built in downtown Los Angeles in decades without a flat roof, and the tower’s curvilinear silhouette and crown—designed to evoke the dramatic Half Dome rock formation in Yosemite National Park—have dramatically altered the city skyline.

  • Untying the Traffic Knot

    October 16, 2017

    State-of-the-art land use decisions—and new technologies—could help keep people and commerce moving.

  • Industrial Continues to Shine as ULI Forecast Calls for Slower Growth

    October 13, 2017

    The latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is predicting more positive momentum ahead for both the economy and the commercial real estate industry through 2019. That being said, the pace of growth is slowing and the survey of 48 economists and analysts clearly reveals some lowering of expectations.

  • ULI Partners on “10-Minute Walk” Campaign for Urban Parks

    October 11, 2017

    ULI has joined with 127 U.S. mayors, along with the Trust for Public Land and the National Recreation and Park Association in launching a historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space. This bipartisan group includes mayors from all across the country and represents cities large and small, including America’s four largest cities.

  • Video: Building the Future with Wayne Ratkovich

    October 9, 2017

    A native of Los Angeles, Wayne Ratkovich, a ULI Life Trustee and Americas Executive Committee in addition to being founder and CEO of The Ratkovich Company, talks about the importance of ULI in his career.

  • Vision for USC Village in Los Angeles More Than a Decade in the Making

    October 9, 2017

    Eleven years after a ULI panel examined the potential development of 15 acres (6 ha) controlled by the University of Southern California in south central Los Angeles, USC Village is a reality. The $700 million project, which opened in August, is a mix of housing for 2,500 students, classrooms, a dining hall, and a community-focused retail complex.

  • In Brief: Multifamily Rents Growth Outside of Big U.S. Cities

    October 9, 2017

    National rents have barely moved through the entire peak rental season and into September, according to data from Yardi Matrix, marking the longest period of stagnation in recent history—four consecutive months. Coming in at $1,354 for the month of September, the average rent is only 2.2 percent higher than this time last year.

  • Real Estate Economists Staying Positive but Reining in Optimism

    October 9, 2017

    After predicting an uptick in U.S. economic growth and interest rates six months ago, real estate economists have tempered their forecasts, moving closer to the predictions of one year ago, according to the results of the semiannual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The survey was completed by 46 economists/analysts at 35 leading real estate organizations in September and early October.

  • 2017 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Winner Robin Chase

    October 6, 2017

    Internationally acclaimed transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase, cofounder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, has been named the 2017 recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.

  • Future of Global Waterfronts Is More Mixed Uses, Cleaner Air and Water

    October 2, 2017

    The urban waterfront is the site of countless challenges and opportunities, one that must accommodate housing, commerce, and recreation without extinguishing traditional industries and port facilities. The Asia Society and AECOM are collaborating on a series of “living conversations” titled “Imagine 2060” that are designed to address a range of issues that cities do and will face, and the inaugural series of events focuses on that complex question of urban waterfronts. Land use experts recently gathered in New York City to discuss these challenges facing the United States and the greater New York region.

  • Building a Bioscience Cluster in East Los Angeles

    October 2, 2017

    East Los Angeles is shaping up to be one of the unlikely centers of southern California’s emerging bioscience industry. Bioscience has long had a presence in Los Angeles, given its collection of leading medical centers and universities.

  • In Brief: Investment in U.S. Data Centers Already above Record Levels for 2017

    October 2, 2017

    According to a new report from CBRE, investment in the U.S. data center sector reached record levels in the first half of 2017. First half of 2017 investment totaled $18.2 billion, more than double that for all of 2016 (inclusive of all single asset, portfolio and entity-level/M&A transactions). At this pace, investment in the data center sector is on track to surpass the total for the three previous years combined.

  • Transforming a Historic Prison through Public/Private Partnership

    October 2, 2017

    When it opened more than 100 years ago, Lorton Reformatory in Virginia was anything but an ordinary prison. It was only fitting that when it came time to adapt and reuse the historic property after the prison closed, it also required creativity.

  • A message from ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd

    September 26, 2017

    In these hard-hit communities, where so much will need to be rebuilt, you can help ULI demonstrate the value of reimagining and building for the future.

  • Global CEO Patrick Phillips on ULI’s Leadership in Urban Resilience

    September 26, 2017

    With so much about the built environment now under scrutiny, the Urban Land Institute’s work has never been more necessary or relevant.

  • Facing the Challenges of Affordable Senior Housing

    September 20, 2017

    The lack of affordable housing for the growing senior population in the United States is a looming crisis and deserves more attention and resources from both the private sector and government, according to a leading advocate for aging issues. But affordable senior housing can become a platform for integrating services for low-income seniors and be an economic driver in communities by more efficiently delivering health care and other long-term support.

  • From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing

    September 20, 2017

    Backing sympathetic elected officials, focusing on the human impacts of the housing shortage, and mobilizing nonvocal supporters for new projects are all effective ways to overcome NIMBY-ism over affordable housing projects, a panel of advocates said during the ULI Housing Opportunity 2017 Conference in New Orleans.

  • From Mill City to Innovation Hub: Relocating a Global Headquarters Outside Boston

    September 20, 2017

    Lowell, Massachusetts received a major boost in ongoing efforts to transform into a center of innovation when Kronos—a homegrown Massachusetts workforce management software and services company—decided to relocate its global headquarters, taking a half-million square feet (46,500 sq m) close to the city’s revitalized downtown.

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