ULI Tampa Bay recently hosted experts in planning, design, technology, and development to discuss how technological advances and innovative ideas can help developers turn the parking challenge into a parking opportunity.
Younger principals incorporate new technology and design ideas. The next generation of firms has the opportunity to remake the urban realm. The ten firms profiled here, led by principals in their 30s and 40s, show inventive yet context-sensitive design solutions that engage with their surroundings.
Former Host Hotels and Resorts executive will lead implementation of the Global Strategic Plan. Walter brings to ULI more than 35 years of management experience in real estate across a variety of disciplines, including hotels, multifamily housing, and land development, with a strong emphasis on capital markets and investments.
In early August, a ULI Advisory Services Panel spent a week touring the neighborhoods and development projects of Erie, Pennslyvania, a city which has lost 30 percent of its population since 1960. The 11-person panel—chaired by ULI Trustee Richard Reynolds, president of a real estate consulting firm in Boston—focused on Erie’s downtown revitalization and working within the city’s current economic and cultural environment.
ULI Health Leaders were asked to reflect on when they first grasped that the built environment and the design of communities play a significant role in the ability to make healthy choices and live healthy lives. This group of professionals—which includes architects, real estate experts, urban planners, health experts, and community developers—presented a range of these “a-ha moments”: some realized it early in life while others made connections later through their professional experiences.
Austin-based Kasita wants to hit the developer market with small, precision-built turnkey homes.
Developers are snatching up aging golf course properties—many closed or losing money—with an eye toward combining housing with other uses while often trying to preserve at least some of the greenery for community use.
Implementing strategies at the building, development, and community levels can preserve functionality despite extreme weather.
Can vacant theaters, banks, schools, libraries, churches, apartment buildings, and storefronts that once were mainstays of Detroit neighborhoods be preserved while also providing an economic boost? That was the issue facing a ULI Advisory Services panel that gathered in the Motor City in late July.
The Dodge Momentum Index, a leading indicator for construction spending for nonresidential buildings, moved 1.4 percent higher in July to 169.8 from the revised June reading of 167.3. The commercial component of the Momentum Index grew by 3.3 percent, while the institutional component fell 1.5 percent.