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  • 02-14-19

    Impact of Opportunity Zones on Affordable Housing Not Yet Clear

    A diverse group of experts presented a stark analysis of the rollout of federal Opportunity Zones during the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference in Newport Beach, California. More than a year after the program was established, there is still confusion over regulations and implementation, they said.

  • 02-14-19

    Addressing the U.S. Affordable Housing Issue at the State and Local Levels

    Panelists at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference said that while the data paint a bleak picture of America’s housing affordability, the spending priorities of California’s new governor may be a sign of positive policy changes at a more local level.

  • 02-08-19

    Urban Employers Looking at Solutions for Providing Housing

    Recent moves by companies like tech giant Microsoft and health care provider Kaiser Permanente to invest in housing initiatives represent a form of “enlightened self-interest,” said panelists during the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference in Newport Beach, California.

  • 02-08-19

    In Brief: Minneapolis, San Diego Are Top U.S. Multifamily Markets for 2019

    According to a forecast by Marcus & Millichap, Minneapolis/St. Paul climbed two spots to head this year’s National Multifamily Index, as sustained apartment demand kept vacancy persistently tight, allowing for steady rent growth. San Diego also inched up two notches on solid rent growth to claim second place.

  • 02-07-19

    Preserving and Incentivizing Affordable Housing for California

    With rental rates skyrocketing in many U.S. cities, more states are exploring ways to protect tenants and address the mounting issues of affordable housing, without wading into the controversial morass of rent control, said panelists during the ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference.

  • January

  • 01-28-19

    Steel Modules Speed Construction

    A San Francisco developer imports Chinese steel modules to install 22 units of graduate student housing in only four days.

  • 01-22-19

    A Policy Context for Addressing the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis

    A shortage of affordable housing is only one component of a broader community development crisis.

  • 01-11-19

    In Brief: The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2018

    The 50 top-selling U.S. master-planned communities (MPCs) during 2018 surpassed their sales totals for the previous year by an average of 5 percent, according to data from RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. The top two communities were both in Florida: the Villages, with 2,134 home sales, is once again the top-selling community in the country, followed by Sarasota, Florida’s Lakewood Ranch.

  • December

  • 12-18-18

    Changing the Narrative on Affordable Housing in the Twin Cities

    Stakeholders who have worked to push for more affordable housing know firsthand that it can often be a contentious issue. But what if there were a way to avoid strategies that “backfire” and instead leverage more effective messaging to build public will and get people excited about providing high-quality housing for everyone? Advocates for more affordable housing described what methods are working for them, including the recent zoning changes in Minneapolis, at a recent ULI Minnesota event.

  • 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).