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  • 02-18-21

    Retail’s Not-So-Artificial Intelligence

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Owning retail space has been challenging since the Great Recession. You likely know the reasons why: overbuilding, the internet, rapacious private equity, too many lackluster tenants. You also know that every move you make—every breath you take—is recorded by your mobile phone. This latter circumstance has allowed a clever company to develop possibly the most useful tool for commercial real estate since Hewlett Packard introduced the HP-12C financial calculator in 1981.

  • 02-18-21

    Paris Embracing the Compact Density of 15-Minute Neighborhoods

    The mayor of Paris is embracing the ville du quart d’heure—translated as 15-minute city—the first time that a leading politician in France’s largest city had backed the idea, particularly as a reelection strategy.

  • 02-16-21

    A Fractured Picture: Europe’s Governments, Populations Shift as Economic Output Remains Muted

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: In an opening session of the 2021 ULI Europe Virtual Conference in February, experts said that many had been warning about the possibility of a global pandemic, but the lack of preparation and early detection added to its toll.

  • 02-05-21

    Encouraging City of Tampa to Be Bold in Efforts on Attainable Housing

    A recent ULI panel of development professionals partnered with the city of Tampa, Florida, to advise on the city’s major initiative to increase the availability of attainable housing throughout the community.

  • January

  • 01-25-21

    In Brief: “The Great Real Estate Reset”

    ULI full member Christopher Coes has jointly published a multimedia essay through the Brookings Institution titled “The Great Real Estate Reset,” which cites the cyclical nature of the U.S. real estate industry as a whole and the opportunity to think differently in the year ahead given the current economic situation.

  • 01-15-21

    In Brief: 2020 Ends with Record-Setting Quarter for U.S. Industrial Sector

    The U.S. industrial real estate market finished 2020 with a remarkably strong quarter, much of its resilience hinging on the acceleration of e-commerce, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield. The fourth quarter was the strongest for absorption ever, accounting for 89.8 million square feet (83.4 million sq m).

  • 01-12-21

    Kansas City, Missouri, Chosen as 2021 ULI Hines Student Competition Study Site

    The East Village neighborhood in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, has been selected as the study site for the Institute’s 19th annual ULI Hines Student Competition.

  • 01-08-21

    Unlocking a Citywide ADU Policy in Chicago

    A ULI Chicago task force has been working to expand housing options in the Chicagoland area by addressing regulatory barriers to the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

  • 01-04-21

    In Brief: Preserving the Past While Creating the Office Spaces of the Future

    Over the last 100 years, more than 4,200 buildings have been converted into office space through adaptive use across the United States, according to a report from data provider Yardi’s Commercial Search. Primarily, those conversions were from industrial space (61 percent), followed by retail (19 percent) and residential (5 percent).

  • December

  • 12-17-20

    Don’t Write Off the Office: Key Takeaways from Industry Leaders in Asia Pacific’s Top Markets

    Though working from home has moved higher on the occupier agenda as the Asia Pacific region copes with the ongoing global pandemic, office space is adapting to the changing environment.