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  • 11-20-19

    Working to Keep Charlotte Affordable as the Region Expects Rapid Growth

    With a series of recent high-profile economic development wins, Charlotte, North Carolina, has affirmed its status as a market to…

  • 11-20-19

    As Economists Forecast for 2020, Some Already Thinking Past the Next Recession

    “Economists generally expect [the United States] will experience a downturn . . . over the course of 2020 or early 2021,” says Sam Chandan, a trained economist, an associate dean of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, and a host of the Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Radio. Chandan presented his “2020 Economic Forecast” at a ULI New York event in November.

  • 11-20-19

    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 (TEOP).

  • 11-18-19

    Expect 5G to Slow Its Roll as It Enters Buildings

    Commercial structures could be a formidable barrier to 5G wireless.

  • 11-18-19

    Involve the Public in Data Collection for Better Results

    Principles for making cities smart—for the people in them.

  • 11-18-19

    Capital Markets Roundtable: Where Investors Say the Market Is Headed

    The ULI/Allen Matkins Capital Markets Roundtable, now in its fifth year, brings together investors, developers, lenders, managers, and intermediaries at the ULI Fall Meeting to share insights and perspectives on the current and future outlook for real estate capital markets. Panelists discussed what is working for their firms.

  • 11-15-19

    Singapore, Tokyo Are Top Investment Markets in the Asia Pacific Region for 2020

    After several years of steady growth, Asia Pacific real estate continues to produce strong returns, but caution is increasingly embedded into investor strategies, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® Asia Pacific 2020, an annual real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC. Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, and Melbourne are ranked as four of the top five markets for investment prospects, reflecting investor preference for regional markets that are large, liquid, and defensive.

  • 11-15-19

    Halfway There: After Making Progress in Operational Efficiency, Buildings Must Now Consider Embodied Carbon

    Embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with manufacturing, transportation, and construction of building materials, as well as building disposal. As buildings become more efficient and emit less carbon during their operational lifetime, embodied carbon will become the majority share of building-related carbon emissions.

  • 11-11-19

    How to Implement a Smart Building

    A nervous system capable of collecting data and a brain that is able to make use of it are vital to a system that meets the needs of stakeholders—and society.

  • 11-08-19

    In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Moved Higher in October

    The Dodge Momentum Index, a monthly measure of the initial report for U.S. nonresidential building projects in planning, rose 6.9 percent month over month in October. The increase was due to a recovery in institutional planning projects, which had stepped back over the previous few months. Institutional planning moved 22.8 percent higher in the month while commercial planning lost 0.5 percent.