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  • 10-01-20

    Responding to the Market: Q+A with KKR Real Estate Credit’s Matt Salem

    Commercial real estate finance participants navigated an unprecedented market environment in the early months of COVID-19, with many traditional lenders and capital markets players temporarily sidelined. As we near the end of a tumultuous year, many observers are beginning to see signs of cautious optimism. KKR’s head of Real Estate Credit answers a few questions about how this time is (or is not) different and his outlook on the road ahead.

  • September

  • 09-28-20

    Highlights of the Upcoming ULI Virtual Fall Meeting

    Registration is open for the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, being held October 13–15. An ambitious program is being offered, including tours and networking opportunities that will be facilitated online.

  • 09-28-20

    Interview: ULI Visionaries in Urban Development Laureate Anthony A. Williams

    Anthony “Tony” Williams, who served as the mayor of Washington, D.C., from 1999 to 2007, has been awarded the 2020 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.

  • 09-24-20

    Lessons from Asia: Five Takeaways on the Return to the Urban Office

    Office workers across the Asia Pacific region are returning to the office at varying paces, taking into consideration government directives and company policies. Though the permanent impact of remote working remains to be seen, landlords will need to innovate and adapt to a changed environment, said participants in ULI Asia Pacific’s latest FutuRE of Cities and Communities webinar.

  • 09-17-20

    ULI Releases Two Reports Recommending Expanding and Enhancing Park Space

    Two new ULI reports provide possibilities for expanding and enhancing parks through collaborative partnerships and the transformation of spaces for cars into places for people. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of community outdoor spaces. Parks, trails, streets closed to automobiles, and public plazas have been some of the only places that have allowed people to maintain physical distance while still being able to exercise, relax, play, gather in small groups, or make short trips safely—crucial activities for lowering stress levels, reducing symptoms of depression, and maintaining physical health.

  • 09-16-20

    Christina Contreras Selected as ULI/Martin Bucksbaum Senior Visiting Fellow

    Christina Contreras, principal and founder of Living Ecology Studio in Denver, has been selected as the ULI/Martin Bucksbaum Senior Visiting Fellow. During her one-year fellowship, Contreras will explore how privately owned and managed “third places” can better contribute to individual and community health and well-being, and will develop a “pattern book” for designers and developers to create welcoming and thriving privately owned “third places.”

  • 09-14-20

    In Memory of ULIF President J. Phillip Horne

    We are grieved to announce that Phillip Horne, ULI Foundation president and chief advancement officer, passed away unexpectedly in August. Horne is remembered by his ULI friends and staff as an individual of the highest caliber.

  • 09-10-20

    Confronting COVID-19: Creative Placemaking in the Time of Protests and the Pandemic

    The importance of creative placemaking—the process of intentionally integrating arts, culture, and community-engaged design into comprehensive community development—and the role that artists play in that process have been elevated by both the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests in the United States, as people seek places to socialize and connect with others outside their homes, according to participants in a recent ULI webinar.

  • 09-08-20

    Accelerating the Demand for Proptech in the Asia Pacific Region

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: The global COVID-19 pandemic promises to accelerate the adoption of property technology (proptech), which lies at the intersection of the roughly $230 trillion global property sector and the nearly $3.4 trillion global technology sector, speakers said in early September during the virtual ULI Asia Pacific REimagine conference.

  • 09-03-20

    Confronting COVID-19: New Modules for Healthy Building Certifications

    As more commercial properties work to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, independent healthy building certifications developed in response to the coronavirus are increasingly being sought by building owners, managers, and tenants seeking to assure building users that their spaces are safe to enter and occupy. The leading healthy building certification systems, WELL and Fitwel, have developed new certification modules.