Content Creation by Influencers Adding to Demand for Studio Space
Americans are voraciously consuming digital content. The Consumer Technology Association estimates that consumers will spend $151 billion on technology services (the category for video, gaming, audio, and apps) in 2023, marking five consecutive years of growth. Entertainment companies are hurriedly working to meet this demand by ramping up television and film production.
Turning Malls into Neighborhoods
From apartment buildings rising in shopping center parking lots to the redevelopment of dead-mall sites as housing, retail-to-residential conversions are an increasing trend.
Russell Innovation Center CEO Jay Bailey on How Real Estate Can Help Close the Racial Wealth Gap
Jay Bailey, president and CEO of the Atlanta-based Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs, or RICE, is committed to championing Black entrepreneurs and creating unparalleled opportunities. Urban Land recently interviewed Bailey on the subject of how commercial real estate can be used to help close the racial wealth gap.
Commercial-to-Multifamily Conversion Shows Promise across a Broad Range of Markets, Says ULI and NMHC Report
Repurposing commercial properties into multifamily housing is growing more common across a variety of real estate markets and can provide a critical source of housing where shortages persist, according to a new report from ULI and the National Multifamily Housing Council Research Foundation.
Emerging Trends 2023: Returning to the Office and ESG Investing in New York City
In mid-January, ULI New York convened three panels of top real estate experts to unpack local real estate trends for 2023.
The Morning after Declaring a State of Emergency: Confronting the Realities of L.A. Homelessness
To be successful and sustainable, fighting homelessness in Los Angeles requires crisis intervention on two fronts: First, we must build more permanent housing and much more of it needs to be affordable. Second, we must build more transitional shelter of every type—more quickly and much, much more affordably. But shelter is not enough.
Don Peebles and Daryl Carter on Building Affordable Housing
Affordable housing in California has become increasingly difficult to develop in recent years in a state where there is a significant lack of it. Two developers speak to the barriers to development in Southern California.
Bringing a Growing Employer to a Former General Electric Site in Indiana
After nearly eight years, workers are returning to a former General Electric factory in Fort Wayne. A complex financial package helped create a new home for one of Indiana’s largest employers at this postindustrial site in the U.S. Midwest.
In Brief: U.S. Convenience Store Count Inched Up in 2023, Breaking Four-Year Decline
There are 150,174 convenience stores operating in the United States, a 1.5 percent increase from a year earlier, reversing a four-year decline, according to the 2023 NACS/NielsenIQ Convenience Industry Store Count.
UL Interview: A Deep Dive on Deepblocks, Bringing Demographic Data to Pro Forma Modeling
Deepblocks brings together the core components of the real estate development process—zoning, brokerage, architecture, design, construction, and so on—into one single process guided by artificial intelligence.