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  • 10-28-11

    Reports of the Death of GSEs May Be Greatly Exaggerated

    In light of predictions of the death of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), panelists at ULI’s Fall Meeting were asked to predict what they thought might replace the business currently handled by GSEs like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and what impact that shift might have for the market. Read more to learn what industry insiders expect to see happen with the GSEs over the next two to five years.

  • 10-28-11

    Recovery in the U.S. economy is well underway—but continued unemployment and the European debt crisis are leaving a “global stagnation cloud”

    At the ULI 2011 Fall Meeting, a panel of real estate experts reported some good news: The U.S. economy has rebounded, and there are few signs at present of a double-dip recession. Nonetheless, there are clear signs of stagnation and underperformance, growth has been uneven, and the European debt crisis and the politically uncertain environment still threaten the economic recovery.

  • 10-28-11

    You Say You Want a (Food) Revolution—Count Me In

    Local food is a hot topic. From community gardens that provide healthy food and a place for neighbors to meet, to resorts and tourist attractions that feature regular farmers markets and restaurants with farm-to-table dinners, the popularity of food and its source is driving real estate development in not-so-subtle ways. Read more to learn what some developers are doing to capitalize on this trend.

  • 10-26-11

    ULI’s “What’s Next?” Report: Real Estate in the New Economy

    A new ULI report, “What’s Next? Real Estate in the New Economy,” highlights a number of trends poised to alter urban planning, design, and development through 2020. The report covers six major categories—Work, Live, Connect, Renew, Move, and Invest—and reflects the input, insight, and participation of ULI trustees, members, and staff.

  • 10-26-11

    Slow, Long Climb Out, Says ULI’s Annual Emerging Trends Outlook

    In the 33rd edition of Emerging Trends, one of the most highly regarded industry outlook reports published, the opinions of 950 investors, developers, lenders, consultants, and property company representatives point to a rather glum outlook for 2012: the climb out of the real estate depression will be a long and slow one for all but one market sector. Read more to learn why and to learn how cities have improved over a year ago.

  • 10-26-11

    Entrepreneurs Beat the Recession with Niche Infill Developments

    Despite the deepest economic recession since the 1930s, small-scale entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to develop and finance both commercial and residential real estate projects—and occasionally even make money. Find out what two such entrepreneurs told the audience at a recent ULI 2011 Fall Meeting session titled “Small-Scale Development: Entrepreneurship in the Post–Credit Crunch World.”

  • 10-26-11

    Sovereign Debt

    Uncertainty about the fate of the euro, and whether some of the continent’s weaker economies will be able to maintain it as their currency, is already an impediment to investment, said one panelist at a session on the implications of the debt crisis for Europe at ULI’s Fall Meeting. Read more to learn why the European sovereign debt problem is seen as being as serious as 2008’s financial crisis.

  • 10-18-11

    Uneven Landscape

    The southern California real estate and development scene may be showing signs of life, with a renewed focus on infrastructure and the underlying attractiveness of the area to new residents providing some of the bright spots. Read about two sectors that are ripe for development, and what industry leaders see as a particular driver for future growth.

  • 10-18-11

    Pasadena TOD Projects Set the Stage for Denser, More Walkable Development

    The ULI Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Summit 2011 was held in early June in Pasadena, California. Read how rail transit is rejoining buses and cars as part of the state’s overall transportation mix, and how TOD projects at rail stations like those in Pasadena are setting the stage for a new pattern of denser, more walkable development that also helps cut greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 10-11-11

    Design/Build Project Elevates California Sports Park to Peak Efficiency

    Arlington Heights Sports Park, a new 35-acre (14-ha) public venue for sports and a community amenity in Riverside, California, shows how innovative approaches to project delivery can yield positive results. Read about the advantages a design/build process brought to the project, and the special considerations that must be addressed when designing a field to accommodate several sports.