New Developments

  • In Brief: Seattle, Los Angeles Are Top Multifamily Markets for 2018

    February 20, 2018
    The top two markets for the multifamily sector from last year trade places for 2018, according to Marcus & Millichap’s 2018 Multifamily North American Investment Forecast. Driven by robust employment in the tech sector and soaring home prices that keep rental demand ahead of elevated deliveries, Seattle-Tacoma ranks first on the chart. The metro area outperforms last year’s leader, Los Angeles, which slid one spot
  • In Brief: Residential and Mixed-Use Developments Continue to Drive High Crane Counts in Toronto, Seattle

    February 6, 2018
    The North American tower crane tally is holding relatively steady as of the first half of 2018, according to Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index. A total of 383 cranes were counted in January of 2018, up two from July 2017, a 0.5 percent increase.

New Developments

  • In Brief: Seattle, Los Angeles Are Top Multifamily Markets for 2018

    February 20, 2018
    The top two markets for the multifamily sector from last year trade places for 2018, according to Marcus & Millichap’s 2018 Multifamily North American Investment Forecast. Driven by robust employment in the tech sector and soaring home prices that keep rental demand ahead of elevated deliveries, Seattle-Tacoma ranks first on the chart. The metro area outperforms last year’s leader, Los Angeles, which slid one spot
  • In Brief: Residential and Mixed-Use Developments Continue to Drive High Crane Counts in Toronto, Seattle

    February 6, 2018
    The North American tower crane tally is holding relatively steady as of the first half of 2018, according to Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index. A total of 383 cranes were counted in January of 2018, up two from July 2017, a 0.5 percent increase.

Recent Articles

  • Final Four Teams Announced for ULI Hines Student Competition

    February 23, 2018

    A graduate student team from Cornell University, two teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a team from the University of Maryland have been selected as the four finalists for the 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for an actual, large-scale site in an urban area. The competition, which began in January, is designed to simulate an actual urban planning and development scenario, and reflects developments being considered as part of the city of Toronto’s vision for reviving the neighborhoods east of its historic downtown.

  • ULI Product Council Launches Webinar Series Highlighting Business Case for Investment in Renewables

    February 22, 2018

    The ULI Responsible Property Investment Council (RPIC) in January kicked off a webinar series that will run through 2018 highlighting the business case for renewable energy investments in real estate.

    The inaugural webinar, “Here Comes the Sun,” provided an in-depth look at the project economics of a pilot solar retrofit project developed by Ginkgo Residential, a development and property management company operating in southern Virginia and the Carolinas.

  • How the Sharing Economy, Artificial Intelligence, and 3-D Printing Are Altering the Built Environment

    February 20, 2018

    In a number of sessions at the ULI Europe Conference in Berlin, investment and development leaders shared their thoughts on the tech issues that they think hold the most promise to disrupt the industry—and the ones that keep them up at night.

  • As Toronto Grows, Adding Resilience through Floodproofing and Restoring Older Apartments

    February 20, 2018

    Speaking at a ULI event in February, Toronto’s chief resilience officer said the two issues he is most keen to address in his role are the renewal of the 1,189 apartment towers in Toronto that were built before 1985 and safeguarding the city against a catastrophic flood.

  • In Brief: Seattle, Los Angeles Are Top Multifamily Markets for 2018

    February 20, 2018

    The top two markets for the multifamily sector from last year trade places for 2018, according to Marcus & Millichap’s 2018 Multifamily North American Investment Forecast. Driven by robust employment in the tech sector and soaring home prices that keep rental demand ahead of elevated deliveries, Seattle-Tacoma ranks first on the chart. The metro area outperforms last year’s leader, Los Angeles, which slid one spot

  • Rebuilding Charity: Officials Hope ULI Study Jump-Starts Redevelopment of Shuttered New Orleans Hospital

    February 14, 2018

    Rising above Tulane Avenue on the edge of downtown New Orleans, the historic Charity Hospital building has stood dormant for a dozen years since it was flooded.

  • As Art Revitalizes Urban Neighborhoods, Maintaining Affordability Remains a Challenge

    February 14, 2018

    In February, ULI South Florida/Caribbean gathered a panel of researchers, real estate developers, and economic development agencies at the new Arts & Entertainment District—the latest neighborhood to emerge as a cultural destination for city residents.

  • Despite Brexit and Central Bank Shifts, Global Economic Forecast Remains Largely Upbeat

    February 12, 2018

    Whether the current economic cycle has peaked was a constant question at the 2018 ULI Europe Conference in Berlin. In the discussions at the event in late January, real estate and investment experts were feeling bullish on Asia, generally enthusiastic about continental Europe, while cautious about Brexit.

  • Future-Proofing Retail by Creating Destinations, Embracing Smaller Stores

    February 12, 2018

    At the 2018 ULI Europe Conference in Berlin, a number of discussions on the future of the retail business looked at the changing shopping center ecosystems and what developers could be doing better.

  • Low Cost of Living, Cultural Assets Could Draw Millennials to Cleveland

    February 12, 2018

    Relatively low-cost housing combined with cultural amenities such as arts institutions and regional parks in and around Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as broader affordability and livability compared with other cities, are helping spark a wave of millennial migration to northeast Ohio. In addition, two aging malls in the region are being recast as distribution centers for Amazon, said speakers at a ULI Cleveland event in February.

  • Regional Spotlight: Office and Mixed-Use Projects Drive Growth in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic

    February 9, 2018

    After years of planning, the first phase of one of Washington, D.C.’s most ambitious projects, the Wharf, opened in October. The Wharf is but one of the ambitious real estate developments planned, under construction, or recently completed along waterfronts in America’s Mid-Atlantic region, including D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

  • In Brief: Residential and Mixed-Use Developments Continue to Drive High Crane Counts in Toronto, Seattle

    February 6, 2018

    The North American tower crane tally is holding relatively steady as of the first half of 2018, according to Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index. A total of 383 cranes were counted in January of 2018, up two from July 2017, a 0.5 percent increase.

  • Driving Hard to Secure Last-Mile Logistics

    February 5, 2018

    With e-commerce players remaking the retail sector, industrial real estate developers are hustling to provide the infrastructure needed to get packages to doorsteps in hours instead of days.

  • Mixing a Boutique Hotel and Rentals in Nashville’s Midtown

    February 2, 2018

    Imagine arriving home after a long day at the office and calling room service to have a chef-prepared meal delivered to your door. For residents of Nashville’s new, innovatively designed Aertson Midtown building, that is not wishful thinking. They simply place an order with the signature restaurant of the Kimpton hotel that shares their apartment building.

  • Demographic Shifts Keeping Kansas City Suburbs and Urban Core Viable

    February 2, 2018

    Kansas City’s suburbs have fueled population growth in the metropolitan area over the last 70 years, a post–World War II pattern common across most large cities in the United States, and it does not appear that expansion is slowing anytime soon, even as parts of Kansas City’s urban core are also enjoying a resurgence, said panelists at a recent ULI event in Overland Park, Kansas.

  • “There Is Never Not a Story”: Peggy Noonan Reflects on the Trump Administration, One Year In

    February 2, 2018

    Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan shared her take on Trump’s first year in office during a speech to the ULI global governing trustees, who were in Washington, D.C., for the Midwinter Trustees Meeting at the Institute’s global headquarters. As Noonan put it on the same day Congress voted to end a three-day government shutdown, triggered by an impasse over the federal budget: “However you feel about him, you have to say, ‘Whoa, this has been an interesting year.’”

  • Use of PACE Financing for Renovations, Construction Growing for Commercial Buildings

    February 2, 2018

    Commercial property owners received hundreds of millions of dollars in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing in 2017—more than twice the total amount of deals closed in 2016. It is now possible to arrange PACE financing in more than half the states in the United States. Also, as more property owners learn how to use this complicated financing tool, deals are becoming larger.

  • Survey: U.S. Tax Reform Could Provide Modest Boost to Growth

    January 31, 2018

    The Winter/Spring 2018 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey reflects the favorable changes to the commercial real estate market caused by the recent federal tax overhaul. Survey participants predict that it will cause moderate though uneven growth.

  • Stadium Hosting Super Bowl Helped Kick Off Urban Renewal in Minneapolis

    January 29, 2018

    Millions of people will be watching this year’s Super Bowl. But for the host city of Minneapolis, the event is also a chance to showcase its newest sports venue and the urban revitalization that has come with it.

  • In Brief: CBRE Foresees Continued U.S. Office Market Expansion in 2018

    January 29, 2018

    Improved U.S. office market fundamentals should continue, downtown markets will receive a disproportionate amount of new supply, the tech sector likely will remain a primary demand driver, and occupiers will pursue space efficiency and agility this year, according to a CBRE report.

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