New Developments

  • In Brief: Fourth-Quarter Lending Momentum Rises Year over Year

    February 13, 2020
    The U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate reductions, combined with continued economic growth, supported strong commercial real estate lending activity in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest research from CBRE. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of commercial loan closings in the United States, reached a value of 263 in December 2019—virtually unchanged from its third-quarter 2019 close and up 4.2 percent from a year ago.
  • Seeing the Built Environment as Both the Problem and the Solution for Climate Change

    February 10, 2020
    Nearly every speaker at the ULI Europe 2020 Conference in Amsterdam had something to say about one issue: climate change. The property industry is directly at risk from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, and stricter regulations are shaping the development and maintenance of properties.

New Developments

  • In Brief: Fourth-Quarter Lending Momentum Rises Year over Year

    February 13, 2020
    The U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate reductions, combined with continued economic growth, supported strong commercial real estate lending activity in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest research from CBRE. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of commercial loan closings in the United States, reached a value of 263 in December 2019—virtually unchanged from its third-quarter 2019 close and up 4.2 percent from a year ago.
  • Seeing the Built Environment as Both the Problem and the Solution for Climate Change

    February 10, 2020
    Nearly every speaker at the ULI Europe 2020 Conference in Amsterdam had something to say about one issue: climate change. The property industry is directly at risk from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, and stricter regulations are shaping the development and maintenance of properties.
  • Market Trends

    As Tampa Grows, Housing and Transportation Lead Agenda for New Mayor

    Talk of a true urban “transformation” tends to carry more weight when it comes from a former police chief-turned-mayor speaking at a reinvented former trolley warehouse. The Mayor of Tampa, Florida, Jane Castor, greeted attendees at a recent ULI Tampa Bay conference at the brick-walled Armature Works project.

  • ULI Asia Pacific

    How to Price Climate Change Risk?

    Insurers and investors adopt new models to calculate how the changing climate will affect long-term asset values.

  • Capital Markets

    Survey: U.S. Economy and Real Estate Market Not Ready to Retire

    There is no end in sight for the long-lived U.S. economic and real estate market expansion, according to leading real estate economists. These projections are based on a special year-end version of the “ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast,” prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The forecast is based on a survey completed in December by 27 economists/analysts at 24 leading real estate organizations.

  • Capital Markets

    Insights from McCoy Symposium: More Time Remaining for the Real Estate Expansion

    Some of the best minds in commercial real estate seemed a lot less worried at the 26th annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, held in December in New York City. Participants’ top message: investors keep pouring their money into office towers, apartment buildings, and other real estate in the United States despite high prices, worries that the U.S. economy could fall into a recession, and the uncertainty that accompanies a presidential election year.

Recent Articles

  • Future-Proofing Large Developments in a Time of Change

    February 14, 2020

    “Future-proofing” is a central goal for developers as they assess changing priorities for tenants, panelists said at a ULI Washington event titled “Designing for a New Decade.” This means thinking about how climate change affects projects and how disruptive technology can alter the industry landscape.

  • In Brief: Fourth-Quarter Lending Momentum Rises Year over Year

    February 13, 2020

    The U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate reductions, combined with continued economic growth, supported strong commercial real estate lending activity in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest research from CBRE. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of commercial loan closings in the United States, reached a value of 263 in December 2019—virtually unchanged from its third-quarter 2019 close and up 4.2 percent from a year ago.

  • Private-Equity Investors Focused on Data Centers, Logistics Sector in South Korea

    February 11, 2020

    Niche strategies and development are high on the agenda for investors looking to hit their return targets in South Korea. A group of private-equity real estate managers gathered at the ULI South Korea Annual Conference, held in Seoul in January to discuss capital markets in Korea and further afield.

  • Seeing the Built Environment as Both the Problem and the Solution for Climate Change

    February 10, 2020

    Nearly every speaker at the ULI Europe 2020 Conference in Amsterdam had something to say about one issue: climate change. The property industry is directly at risk from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, and stricter regulations are shaping the development and maintenance of properties.

  • ULI Europe Names Two 2020 Leadership Awards Winners

    February 10, 2020

    Renowned real estate entrepreneur Wolfgang Egger, who founded PATRIZIA AG over 35 years ago, has won the 2020 ULI European Leader Award. Rising star Hala El Akl, a director at PLP Architecture, was named the ULI European Talent Award winner in the ULI European Leadership Awards. The awards recognize industry leaders in Europe whose contributions to urban development and real estate, along with civic and social endeavours, exemplify the spirit and mission of ULI.

  • As Tampa Grows, Housing and Transportation Lead Agenda for New Mayor

    February 10, 2020

    Talk of a true urban “transformation” tends to carry more weight when it comes from a former police chief-turned-mayor speaking at a reinvented former trolley warehouse. The Mayor of Tampa, Florida, Jane Castor, greeted attendees at a recent ULI Tampa Bay conference at the brick-walled Armature Works project.

  • ULI and Hines Announce New Competition for European Real Estate Students

    February 6, 2020

    ULI and Hines have announced a new competition for graduate real estate students across Europe, expanding on its successful 18-year competition partnership in the Americas. The new ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe will see teams of four students from pan-European universities working on a case study that tests their understanding of real estate finance, investment, and development, as well as social and environmental issues, to present a solution for a timely land use challenge.

  • More of Middle America Facing Rising Cost of Rental Housing

    February 5, 2020

    The latest research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies highlights a problem that many communities are experiencing firsthand—that the cost burden for rental housing is expanding and pushing higher up the income ladder to affect middle-income households more significantly.

  • ULI Names 29 Participants for Healthy Leaders Network

    February 3, 2020

    Twenty-nine professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from across the United States have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network, gathering at the 2020 ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

  • How to Price Climate Change Risk?

    February 3, 2020

    Insurers and investors adopt new models to calculate how the changing climate will affect long-term asset values.

  • Later Living: An Emerging Real Estate Sector in the U.K.

    February 3, 2020

    One in four people in the United Kingdom will be over age 65 by 2037, and it is estimated that there will be a shortfall of almost 70,000 homes with care in the next decade. A new ULI publication offers guidance for investors, developers, and architects on how best to design, build, and operate housing with care services.

  • Bringing Mixed Uses—and Open Space—to a Multiple-Small-Block Development in Portland

    February 3, 2020

    A Seattle developer pioneers a flexible process to bring live/work/make/eat/shop uses to a superblock site on Portland’s inner urban fringe.

  • Incremental Improvements Hope to Ease Bay Area’s Housing Crunch

    January 27, 2020

    In the past three years, the California Legislature has passed more than a dozen housing reforms addressing a swath of issues, including tenant protections, rent gouging, production of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), streamlined permitting for affordable and market-rate housing, new funding sources, and more. Though the pace may seem slow, there are signs of progress and hope for more in the future, panelists said at a ULI San Francisco event.

  • Migration Gives a Boost to Several Canadian Cities for 2020

    January 27, 2020

    The top five Canadian real estate markets to watch in 2020 are Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and Montreal, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2020.

  • Signs of Good Times

    January 27, 2020

    A wayfinding project enhances identity in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

  • Mass Timber’s Expanding Presence in the Commercial Building Industry

    January 23, 2020

    First movers on using mass timber for both structural and design elements are seeing a growing wave of projects lining up before them. The regulatory environment is also adapting while the business model is expanding.

  • ULI Product Council Outlook for Public/Private Partnerships

    January 21, 2020

    How can public/private partnerships succeed in a politically fractious era?

  • The Case for Achieving Climate Goals with All-Electric Development

    January 21, 2020

    A ban on natural gas connections in new low-rise residences is effective January 1 in Berkeley, California. More cities are likely to follow. How are developers responding to the fossil fuel-free future?

  • Boosting Property Values and Building Performance for Class B and C Office with Increased Energy Efficiency

    January 21, 2020

    Improved energy efficiency of class B and C office buildings can be achieved with relatively simple, lower-cost measures that not only enhance building performance, but also boost property values to make the buildings more competitive with class A space, new ULI research shows.

  • More Direct Flights, Ease of Doing Business Could Attract Companies to San Antonio

    January 14, 2020

    Panelists talked about how the San Antonio region is faring versus other cities in Texas in attracting talented workers and corporate office tenants and where it can improve compared to cities of a similar size.

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