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    December

  • 12-10-18

    Driving Office Redevelopment in the U.S. Northeast

    A number of cities in the U.S. Northeast are supplanting outdated office product with new thanks to strong, diversified economies; vigorous job creation; and increasing formation of businesses. Further driving development in the Northeast—New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey—is continuing demand from the education and medicine (“eds and meds”) and technology sectors, among others.

  • 12-07-18

    Coworking Spaces Seen as Key Tenant for Houston Office

    Coworking reigns as a core strategy, rather than a craze, against the backdrop of commercial real estate evolving from a space-leasing business to a service-delivery business, said speakers at a ULI Houston luncheon in November.

  • 12-03-18

    In Brief: New U.S. Apartments Are Getting Smaller and More Expensive

    According to data from Yardi Matrix, the average size of a new U.S. apartment has shrunk 5 percent over the last 10 years, while the average price has risen 28 percent. The average floor plan of a new apartment measures 941 square feet (87.4 sq m), but that is still larger than the overall average of 882 square feet (82 sq m).

  • November

  • 11-26-18

    A New Rental Housing Model for Asia

    With rising demand for small co-housing units, Asia developers embrace the for-rent market.

  • 11-26-18

    Hospitality Market in Japan Increasingly Bifurcated between High- and Low-End Options

    The hotel industry in Japan is evolving, with new lodging models emerging, some of which incorporate elements of the burgeoning sharing economy. A panel of real estate and hotel experts at the ULI Japan Fall Conference, held in Tokyo in November, discussed the “capsule hotel” and other models in Japan.

  • 11-21-18

    Building Workplaces to Drive Innovation over Pure Productivity in Shenzhen

    The workplace of the future needs to provide flexibility and wellness in order to drive innovation, said a design expert giving a keynote at the 2018 ULI Japan Fall Conference in Tokyo.

  • 11-19-18

    A Mass Timber Tower Rises in Portland

    A novel condo development incorporates fully robotic parking and direct access to high-end units.

  • 11-13-18

    In Brief: Costs Rising but U.S. Office Vacancy Stable in Third Quarter

    The overall availability rate for U.S. office space was unchanged as of the end of the third quarter of 2018, remaining at 18.1 percent, according to the latest Savills Studley Report: National Office Sector from commercial services firm Savills Studley. San Francisco remains the tightest market in the country, with an availability rate of 9 percent, followed by Boston/Suffolk County, 9.7 percent; New York City, 11.6 percent; and Austin, 12.8 percent.

  • 11-12-18

    Planning for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Sacramento

    A ULI Advisory Services panel toured South Sacramento, California, in September, meeting with more than 75 city and county officials, local business leaders, residents, and other stakeholders. The four sponsors—Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Council of Governments, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District—asked the ULI advisory panel to outline a plan for kick-starting a retrofit of the two transit-adjacent neighborhoods into transit-oriented neighborhoods. Their goals were to promote equitable, healthy, and inclusive community development that fosters job and income growth, housing options, and healthy neighborhood amenities with more convenient access to transit, retail, and services.

  • 11-05-18

    Small Town, Big Need: Making Multifamily Projects Work in Rural Communities

    Housing affordability has become one of the most talked-about land use issues in virtually every major urban center in North America. Less focus has been directed to the lack of affordable housing options in small towns and rural areas, despite a significant need that spans the demographic spectrum.