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  • 01-18-18

    Hilton Rolls Out Mobile-Centric “Connected Room” Technology

    U.S.-based hotel chains continually aim to one-up the competition in order to attract customers—particularly younger ones—to their properties and loyalty programs. Now Hilton is surging ahead with its “Connected Room” concept, which allows guests to personalize and control every aspect of their experience using their smartphones.

  • 01-18-18

    Greece: Glimmers of Life

    Hines, which recently opened operations in Athens, offers its view of prospects for an economic recovery following nearly a decade of austerity.

  • 01-17-18

    Toronto Selected as Host City for 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

    An area along the Eastern side of the Don River in Toronto has been selected as the study site for the 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • 01-17-18

    Moody’s: Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Could Affect Cities’ Bond Ratings

    In December, Moody’s Investors Service issued a report encouraging cities to invest in climate adaptation and mitigation. Cities will be evaluated in the future at least in part on how they prepare for both short-term climate “shocks” and longer-term trends associated with climate change. Moody’s is the largest credit rating agency to date to publicly outline how it evaluates climate change risk and integrates it into its credit rating assessments.

  • 01-16-18

    Hines Gift to ULI Will Support WLI Grants

    ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership.

  • 01-16-18

    ULX: Ten European Performing Arts Venues

    The following ten theater buildings and concert halls—all erected during the past five years—play key roles in the urban fabric.

  • 01-12-18

    Dallas Fed Chair Sees Demographic, Financial Challenges Down the Road

    With the Texas economy firing on all cylinders, 2018 looks to be another good year for many industries, including residential real estate and both the energy and industrial sectors. But key demographic changes could challenge the future prosperity of Texas and other states, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank president for the region speaking at a ULI event in Dallas.

  • 01-11-18

    Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs

    E-commerce’s explosive growth, an emphasis on speeding up supply chain fulfillment, and robust leasing demand among traditional warehouse users are dramatically influencing the industrial property market. Several quarters of healthy absorption and strong rent growth across most U.S. markets not only have turned the cavernous boxes into commercial real estate darlings, but also are driving a warehouse construction boom that is churning out larger buildings designed to enhance rapid delivery.

  • 01-11-18

    Reinvent, Create, Thrive: Detroit to Host 2018 ULI Spring Meeting

    ULI will hold its 2018 Spring Meeting May 1–3 at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit. A major focus for the 2018 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses and are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

  • 01-09-18

    Middle-Income Renters See Persistent Housing Cost Burdens

    While the latest Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) report on the state of rental housing in the United States. shows some positive signs for inventory, the overall trend persists that low- to moderate-income renters face significant cost burdens in most markets.