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  • Retailers Focusing on Customer Experience with an Eye on E-commerce

    December 11, 2017
    With e-commerce’s stake in U.S. retail at less than 10 percent, suggestions of a “retail apocalypse” of brick-and-mortar stores is greatly exaggerated, panelists said during a ULI North Texas event on the retail sector. Still, panelists at an event in Dallas said the industry has to find new ways to reinvent itself and connect with customers in order to thrive.
  • In Brief: Hong Kong Becomes World’s Priciest Office Location

    December 11, 2017
    Hong Kong has surpassed London’s West End as the world’s most expensive office market, according to new research from Cushman & Wakefield. Using proprietary data, the report ranks occupancy costs per workstation as well as workplace densities for newly developed or refurbished office space globally. At a global level, the average annual cost per workstation rose by 1.5 percent over the past 12 months.
  • Development

    How Three D.C. Landlords Are Attracting Tech Tenants

    The Washington, D.C., region is shedding its reputation as a stodgy government town and emerging as a forward-thinking mecca for technology firms and young professionals. With eyes on attracting projects such as Amazon’s second headquarters, area landlords, brokers, architects, and economic development organizations are teaming up to ink leases with both high-profile and homegrown tech firms.

  • Inside ULI

    In Memory of Architectural Historian Vincent Scully

    Internationally acclaimed architecture professor and architectural historian Vincent Scully, 2003 recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, died November 30 at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 97.

  • Development

    CEO Succession Planning: A Collaboration with the Board

    Two out of five chief executive officers fail in the role within their first 18 months and cost, on average, $6 million to $18 million to replace. Yet, nearly 39 percent of companies have zero viable internal candidates for the role. Here are five steps to ensure a smooth transition.

New Developments

  • Retailers Focusing on Customer Experience with an Eye on E-commerce

    December 11, 2017
    With e-commerce’s stake in U.S. retail at less than 10 percent, suggestions of a “retail apocalypse” of brick-and-mortar stores is greatly exaggerated, panelists said during a ULI North Texas event on the retail sector. Still, panelists at an event in Dallas said the industry has to find new ways to reinvent itself and connect with customers in order to thrive.
  • In Brief: Hong Kong Becomes World’s Priciest Office Location

    December 11, 2017
    Hong Kong has surpassed London’s West End as the world’s most expensive office market, according to new research from Cushman & Wakefield. Using proprietary data, the report ranks occupancy costs per workstation as well as workplace densities for newly developed or refurbished office space globally. At a global level, the average annual cost per workstation rose by 1.5 percent over the past 12 months.

Recent Articles

  • Retailers Focusing on Customer Experience with an Eye on E-commerce

    December 11, 2017

    With e-commerce’s stake in U.S. retail at less than 10 percent, suggestions of a “retail apocalypse” of brick-and-mortar stores is greatly exaggerated, panelists said during a ULI North Texas event on the retail sector. Still, panelists at an event in Dallas said the industry has to find new ways to reinvent itself and connect with customers in order to thrive.

  • How Three D.C. Landlords Are Attracting Tech Tenants

    December 11, 2017

    The Washington, D.C., region is shedding its reputation as a stodgy government town and emerging as a forward-thinking mecca for technology firms and young professionals. With eyes on attracting projects such as Amazon’s second headquarters, area landlords, brokers, architects, and economic development organizations are teaming up to ink leases with both high-profile and homegrown tech firms.

  • In Brief: Hong Kong Becomes World’s Priciest Office Location

    December 11, 2017

    Hong Kong has surpassed London’s West End as the world’s most expensive office market, according to new research from Cushman & Wakefield. Using proprietary data, the report ranks occupancy costs per workstation as well as workplace densities for newly developed or refurbished office space globally. At a global level, the average annual cost per workstation rose by 1.5 percent over the past 12 months.

  • From Brownfields to a New Transit-Oriented Downtown

    December 11, 2017

    Public/private partnerships build a mixed-use, urban-scaled community in Union City, California.

  • Fitting Smaller-Scale Developments, Diversity of Product into Japan’s Future

    December 4, 2017

    While Japanese cities are often known for large-scale development projects, such as Roppongi Hills or Tokyo Midtown, architects and smaller developers are keen to build on a more human scale. At ULI Japan’s fall conference, which took place in Tokyo in November, two discussion panels considered how the Japanese market will develop over the next two decades.

  • In Memory of Architectural Historian Vincent Scully

    December 4, 2017

    Internationally acclaimed architecture professor and architectural historian Vincent Scully, 2003 recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, died November 30 at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 97.

  • Designing for Collaboration: BCG’s “Collision Coefficient”

    December 4, 2017

    Four takeaways on the use of data science to measure professionals’ interactions in new office designs based on the new Boston Consulting Group workplace at New York City’s 10 Hudson Yards.

  • Finding the Right Mix for Ten New Product Councils

    December 4, 2017

    In response to growing interest in the Institute’s product councils, ULI is expanding the program, adding five brand-new councils and five new flights of existing councils in 2018. Two of the new council chairs share what makes the council experience unique and what makes a good candidate to join a council.

  • ULI Product Council Outlook on Transit-Oriented Development

    December 4, 2017

    How can the public and private sectors work together to encourage more development around public transportation networks?

  • Video: Agrihoods, Food Halls, and the Connection Between Food and Real Estate

    December 1, 2017

    Agrihoods are single-family, multifamily, or mixed-use communities built with a working farm or a community garden as a focus. This video explores how agrihoods can foster a sense of community and increase access to healthy foods while supporting a developer’s bottom line by differentiating projects such as Rancho Mission Viejo in Orange County, California; Aria Denver in Denver; and the Cannery, in Davis, California.

  • In Brief: London’s New Bond Street Ranked Third Most Expensive for Retail Rents

    November 29, 2017

    Soaring rents have seen London’s New Bond Street rise to become the world’s third most expensive retail street, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield. The annual Main Streets Across The World report, now in its 29th edition, tracks 451 of the top retail streets around the globe and ranks the most expensive in 68 countries by prime rental value using proprietary data.

  • Creating Streets People Can Identify With

    November 27, 2017

    Developers and planners rediscover the elements that made yesteryear’s Main Streets thrive.

  • CEO Succession Planning: A Collaboration with the Board

    November 27, 2017

    Two out of five chief executive officers fail in the role within their first 18 months and cost, on average, $6 million to $18 million to replace. Yet, nearly 39 percent of companies have zero viable internal candidates for the role. Here are five steps to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Lending Environment, Institutional Interest Benefiting Japan

    November 27, 2017

    Japan’s investment market is set fair for the future, with “the world’s most favorable borrowing environment” and increasing institutional demand for real estate. A panel of international investors discussed the 20-year outlook at the ULI Japan Fall Conference, which took place in Tokyo in November.

  • Sydney, Melbourne Top Emerging Trends Asia Pacific’s Cities for 2018

    November 21, 2017

    The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2018 report highlights the continued existence of excess liquidity in the region, with competition to buy prime assets in major Asian markets reaching “unprecedented levels.”

  • ULI Celebrates 20 Years in an Evolving Japan

    November 20, 2017

    In many ways, ULI’s history in Japan is the history of that nation’s institutional real estate market, setting up shop in 1997, following the first opportunity funds that came to buy nonperforming loans in the 1990s and has grown to the present day, when a new wave of foreign core funds have begun to invest in Asia’s largest real estate market.

  • Preserving a Critical Tool for U.S. Public/Private Development

    November 20, 2017

    While the $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is widely seen as beneficial for commercial real estate, one provision would eliminate a municipal financing tool that has been essential for housing, infrastructure, and industrial development investment for decades.

  • Developing for a Cause: College Dropout Builds Two Schools in Uganda

    November 20, 2017

    Philanthropist Annabelle Chauncy operates two schools in Uganda and in 2015 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for the charity she founded, School for Life. As she shared with attendees of a recent ULI Australia event in Sydney, the project had its fair share of obstacles.

  • Greenprint Report Shows Real Estate Industry Continues to Reduce Energy Consumption, Carbon Emissions, Water Use

    November 20, 2017

    A new report from the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that several of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and water use in their buildings, demonstrating a 3.4 percent reduction in energy consumption, a 3.3 percent reduction in carbon emissions, and a 4.3 percent reduction in water use between 2015 and 2016.

  • Dining and Other Amenities Boosting the Modern Shopping Center

    November 17, 2017

    Trading Up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure have in supporting shopping centers as they adapt to retail sales moving online. This year, the research extends that topic to consider how the addition of community amenities is also emerging among shopping center owners.

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