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  • 05-12-21

    Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What’s Next for Office Development?

    To win the war for talent in a post-pandemic environment, employers and landlords will seek to provide highly amenitized spaces that will lure workers away from their homes. But it remains to be seen how that expense will be paid for—and whether lenders will give due credit to those amenities when determining property values, a panel of four experts in U.S. office markets concluded during the ULI Virtual Spring Meeting.

  • 05-12-21

    WLI Session Examines Actionable Strategies to Build Reputation and Influence

    In an engaging session, organizational psychologist Alison Fragale and Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Americas chair Kelly Nagel probed the topics of networking, allyship, and frameworks for raising the visibility of underrepresented groups in work environments.

  • 05-12-21

    Three Rules to Break in Retail Mixed-Use Design

    Much discussion has taken place in recent years about the do’s and don’ts of design for development of mixed-use projects, but the global pandemic has changed the ballgame. In a concurrent session at the 2021 ULI Virtual Spring Meeting, experts at CallisonRTKL and industry-leading voices explored the rules to break when designing for a new consumer mind-set.

  • 05-12-21

    What’s Ahead in the Global Economy?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, warns of the danger of significant inflation and calls for a more comprehensive policy approach that speaks to both the supply and demand sides of the economy.

  • 05-11-21

    A Post-Pandemic Workforce and Its Impact on the Workplace

    An “urban exodus” may be a myth, but a hybrid of office-based and non-office workplaces may become a norm, say panelists Richard Florida of the University of Toronto, Diane Hoskins of Gensler, and Mark Grinis of EY.

  • 05-11-21

    Partnerships among Community, Government, and Business Are the Only Way to a Truly Triple Bottom Line

    In a 2021 ULI Virtual Spring Meeting session, participants from different parts of the United States discussed what it takes for stakeholders to achieve a triple bottom line in real estate development, and what they see in the years ahead for the industry.

  • 05-11-21

    How Authenticity Drives Innovation

    Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John stressed the importance of individualism and authenticity when discussing innovation in the corporate and social spheres.

  • 05-11-21

    Meeting the Challenges of Building during the Pandemic

    Four developers based in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area discussed the “invisible threat” that the COVID-19 pandemic posed to real estate, recounting a volatile year and how it has affected the industry.

  • 05-11-21

    DEI Programs Are a Series of Marathons, Not a Singular Sprint, Say ULI Panelists

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are not a one-time program that companies must create to check a box, but should be an ongoing commitment that spans years. That is what participants heard during the 2021 ULI Virtual Spring Meeting session, “The Corporate Journey toward Enhanced Diversity and Inclusion.”

  • 05-10-21

    Global Capital Flows in Unprecedented Times

    Peter Ballon, global head of real estate for CPPIB Investments, kicked off the 2021 ULI Virtual Spring Meeting with a keynote panel of industry leaders from Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and the Americas discussing global capital flows.