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  • 08-03-20

    Developing for Leisure: How to Relax in a New World

    ULI Member-only Content: Distinguished placemakers discuss how resort and recreation developments can adapt to consumers’ changing priorities.

  • 08-03-20

    How China’s Real Estate Industry Will Continue to Evolve Post-Pandemic

    Industry experts from around the world convened both online and in person at the 2020 ULI China Mainland Summer Meeting in July. While many speakers were bullish overall, opinions were mixed on traditional office and retail as the economy recovers from the global pandemic.

  • July

  • 07-27-20

    Using Data to Drive Modernization for Next-Level Portfolio and Asset Resilience in Commercial Real Estate

    Many owners have already picked off the low-hanging fruit of installing LEDs, and upgrading equipment where budgets allow. Modernization—and specifically, the ability to leverage tools to take a deeper, more granular dive and capture more operational data—is allowing owners to identify hidden inefficiencies, reduce energy use, and boost net operating income.

  • June

  • 06-23-20

    Rethinking Resilient Cities around the Globe

    Recently, ULI Europe conducted a webinar to discuss how city resilience should be redefined around the world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the rising tides threatening coastal cities, touching on research that ULI is contributing to on how five cities around the world are preparing for sea rise and other climate change impacts.

  • 06-22-20

    Life Sciences Continue to Be Driving Force in the Boston Metro Area’s Economy  

    While the various segments of the Greater Boston commercial real estate industry grapple with how to return to operations safely as the global pandemic persists, the region’s life science sector continues to thrive. Acquisition, development, and leasing of laboratory properties remain robust in Boston and Cambridge as well as in the submarkets, according to a panel of life science property owners recently assembled for a ULI Boston webinar.

  • 06-18-20

    Compounding Challenges: Communities Planning for Extreme Weather Events and COVID-19

    ULI’s Urban Resilience team interviewed several public leaders in June to identify how U.S. cities are preparing for natural disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. A key focus was how cities are providing resources to their most vulnerable residents, who are most at risk for both COVID-19 and climate emergencies.

  • 06-15-20

    Preparing for the “Big One”: Community Earthquake Resilience in Utah and Beyond

    The Salt Lake City area experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in March just days after national and state public emergencies were declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic; Los Angeles also experienced a similar-sized earthquake in June. To help municipalities in the Salt Lake City region create a more resilient and equitable disaster response to this and future earthquakes, ULI Utah—with the support of the Institute’s Urban Resilience Program—brought in local and national experts for a webinar on how Utah and other seismically vulnerable places can start preparing today for the “Big One” that could arrive any day.

  • 06-15-20

    ULI Members in Action: Housing Organizations Enter the Fight against COVID-19

    COVID-19 has hit many communities hard, often in disproportionate ways. Individuals and families who live in public and affordable housing are generally more at risk for contracting and dying from this disease due to previously inequitable social determinants of health conditions; they are also being affected economically. In Austin and Atlanta, ULI members are working to support these residents and help protect them from impacts of the pandemic.

  • 06-12-20

    Real Estate Community’s Role in Pushing Cities Forward on Climate Policy Despite COVID-19

    More than 70 cities worldwide have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050, with a wide range of policies addressing energy use and emissions in buildings under consideration. Even as COVID-19 upends daily life and business, communities including Columbus, Ohio, and St. Louis are passing new climate policies.

  • 06-09-20

    ULI Report Forecasts COVID-19 to Accelerate the Restructuring of Europe’s Retail Property Sector

    A new update from ULI to the Reshaping Retail report, which was published earlier this year prior to the coronavirus pandemic taking hold across Europe, forecasts that the impact of COVID-19 will accelerate the restructuring of the retail property sector, particularly in the United Kingdom. The need for stable cash flows has been identified as the main overall trigger point needed to spur the investment market.