New Developments

  • 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.
  • Midtown Miami Chosen as Site for 2020 ULI Hines Student Competition

    January 13, 2020
    An area in Midtown Miami, split between the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods, will be the study site for the 18th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. This education initiative, open to graduate-level students, is an exercise to encourage innovative ideas and cross-disciplinary collaboration and gives students with an opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for an actual large-scale urban site. This year, 124 teams representing 56 universities in the United States and Canada registered to compete. The team with the winning proposal will receive $50,000, of which $5,000 goes to the university or universities the team represents.
  • Development

    How Mall Developers in Asia Are Using Data to Drive Higher Rents and Revenue

    Singapore-based developer CapitaLand is harvesting data to boost the revenues of its retail tenants and to help it locate future malls. Speaking at the ULI Asia Pacific Convivium, Chris Chong, managing director at CapitaLand Retail, said that the company uses data to boost both footfall and spending for tenants in its malls, which will ultimately benefit the landlord.

  • Development

    ULI Advisory Panel Charts Path for More Equitable Kansas City Parks System

    The 125-year-old parks system in Kansas City, Missouri, is a source of much civic pride. But the system also played a role in creating divisions in the community. A century later, these effects still reverberate in the parks system as development trends, zoning policies, and financial challenges have perpetuated inequity, according to panelists speaking at a ULI Advisory Services presentation in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Market Trends

    Ongoing Demand for Apartments, Strong Job Growth Keeping Philadelphia Optimistic for 2020

    Positive news for Greater Philadelphia going into 2020 includes job growth, a growing population of young people, strong demand for apartments, and a booming, new biotechnology business, said panelists at a ULI Philadelphia event.

  • Sustainability

    Building Highly Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Workplaces: Tenant and Owner Perspectives

    Greening the workplace beyond the existing building code requirements requires both tenants and owners to prioritize investing in and tracking sustainability. Two panels of experts, one composed of tenant representatives and the other of property owner representatives, discussed their challenges and solutions at “Beyond Code for a Greener Bay Area: Owner and Tenant Solutions for Sustainable Buildouts,” an event organized by ULI San Francisco and ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program.

New Developments

  • 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.
  • Midtown Miami Chosen as Site for 2020 ULI Hines Student Competition

    January 13, 2020
    An area in Midtown Miami, split between the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods, will be the study site for the 18th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. This education initiative, open to graduate-level students, is an exercise to encourage innovative ideas and cross-disciplinary collaboration and gives students with an opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for an actual large-scale urban site. This year, 124 teams representing 56 universities in the United States and Canada registered to compete. The team with the winning proposal will receive $50,000, of which $5,000 goes to the university or universities the team represents.

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  • 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.

  • Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity Zones

    January 13, 2020

    With tax rules clarified, will the program deliver the promise of increasing development in underserved areas?

  • Innovating in Retail and Hospitality for China’s Billion-Strong “Digital-First” Network

    January 13, 2020

    China is a nation of more than 1 billion “digital-first” consumers, Jeffrey Towson, managing partner at Towson Group and a Peking University professor, said at a recent ULI event in Shanghai. Because these consumers are starting to act like an interconnected network—influencing each other and generating fresh ways of doing transactions—they are shaping how almost all companies do business.

  • Midtown Miami Chosen as Site for 2020 ULI Hines Student Competition

    January 13, 2020

    An area in Midtown Miami, split between the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods, will be the study site for the 18th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. This education initiative, open to graduate-level students, is an exercise to encourage innovative ideas and cross-disciplinary collaboration and gives students with an opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for an actual large-scale urban site. This year, 124 teams representing 56 universities in the United States and Canada registered to compete. The team with the winning proposal will receive $50,000, of which $5,000 goes to the university or universities the team represents.

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

    January 10, 2020

    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.

  • Rethinking Real Estate: What the Past Teaches Us about the Future of Land Use

    January 6, 2020

    Speaking at an event in New York City, Dror Poleg, a former real estate and technology executive and co-chair of ULI New York’s Technology and Innovation Council, said shifts in real estate often result from overlooked factors that alter its value, beginning in the faraway emergence of landlord-tenant relations out of feudalism and stretching to the innovations of today.

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

    January 6, 2020

    Some of the best minds in commercial real estate seemed a lot less worried at the 26nd annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, held in December in New York City. Although proceedings of this invitation-only event are not attributable to participants, McCoy and some participants agreed to share key takeaways. Their 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.

  • Linking Connectivity to Livability and Better-Planned Cities

    January 3, 2020

    Improved connectivity leads to better cities and more profitable buildings, and data can play a crucial role in analyzing that connectivity and planning to maximize it, said a keynote speaker at the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium in Singapore.

  • Data-Driven Physical Real Estate Still Wins with China’s Retail Consumers

    January 3, 2020

    When e-commerce first became entrenched in China, it seemed to sound the death knell for traditional retail. Sporting venues and other cultural attractions are helping bring foot traffic to the experiential retail of the future, said panelists at a ULI event in Shanghai.

  • Industry Outlook for Property Technology: Americas

    December 16, 2019

    Members of ULI’s Technology and Real Estate Council discuss the value of property technologies for real estate developers and investors—technologies that offer the most for building tenants, ways of sorting out the hype surrounding property technologies, promising technologies still in the process of being realized, and other related trends.

  • Industry Outlook for Property Technology: Asia Pacific

    December 16, 2019

    Members of ULI’s Asia Pacific Tech Council discuss the new council’s areas of focus, the interface between technology startups and the real estate industry, the challenges of incorporating rapidly evolving technologies, the promise of big data, and related trends.

  • Industry Outlook for Property Technology: Europe

    December 16, 2019

    Members of ULI Europe’s Technology and Real Estate Product Council discuss the new council’s areas of focus, approaches to evaluating and implementing new technologies, ways to improve understanding between technology startups and the real estate industry, promising current and future technologies, and related trends.

  • How Mall Developers in Asia Are Using Data to Drive Higher Rents and Revenue

    December 13, 2019

    Singapore-based developer CapitaLand is harvesting data to boost the revenues of its retail tenants and to help it locate future malls. Speaking at the ULI Asia Pacific Convivium, Chris Chong, managing director at CapitaLand Retail, said that the company uses data to boost both footfall and spending for tenants in its malls, which will ultimately benefit the landlord.

  • Northwood Investors’ $1.2 Billion Bet on a North Carolina Office Park

    December 11, 2019

    In 2017, the New York–based Northwood Investors spent $1.2 billion to purchase Ballantyne Corporate Park, a highly successful office property in Charlotte—the single-largest real estate transaction in North Carolina’s history at the time.

  • ULI Advisory Panel Charts Path for More Equitable Kansas City Parks System

    December 11, 2019

    The 125-year-old parks system in Kansas City, Missouri, is a source of much civic pride. But the system also played a role in creating divisions in the community. A century later, these effects still reverberate in the parks system as development trends, zoning policies, and financial challenges have perpetuated inequity, according to panelists speaking at a ULI Advisory Services presentation in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Tech Takeaways

    December 9, 2019

    Technology and innovation were hot topics at the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. These are some of the insights that speakers and attendees shared.

  • Integrating Data Streams Will Produce New Insights for CRE

    December 9, 2019

    Whereas the commercial sector increasingly is abandoning its old analog ways and shifting to property technology, or proptech, the buzzword for building-related applications, the real revolution will come when commercial real estate companies not only have amassed large amounts of data, but also have figured out how to combine information from different apps and turn that data into actionable intelligence, said panelists speaking at the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting.

  • Three Private-Sector Approaches to Preserving Affordable Housing in the Carolinas

    December 9, 2019

    At ULI South Carolina’s Capital Markets Conference, panelists outlined strategies that are leveraging the strengths of the private sector to create and preserve affordable housing in areas experiencing rapid growth.

  • Food Security Starts with Affordable Housing for Farmworkers

    December 9, 2019

    Affordable housing challenges are not limited to urban centers or technology hubs. Smaller towns often struggle to house their workforces and—perhaps less noticeably, but no less acutely—so do agricultural operations. Agriculture employs 11 percent of the U.S. workforce, while also contributing to manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing. The sector is also suffering from a dire labor shortage that has the potential to disrupt the entire food chain.

  • Leveraging Data and Automation at One of the World’s Largest Casinos

    December 3, 2019

    Ian Wilson, senior vice president of nongaming operations and chief operating officer, Marina Bay Sands, addressed the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, explaining how the resort-casino operator uses data in its operations.

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