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  • 12-14-20

    Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Takes Center Stage

    Supported in part by the Urban Land Institute, the Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Virtual Summit brought together more than 450 attendees in November. The focus of this year’s summit was diversifying the commercial real estate industry from the executive leadership and entrepreneurial perspective. In past years, the summit drew primarily from the greater New York City area, but by going virtual it was able to attract a larger pool of attendees and speakers.

  • 12-11-20

    A Tipping Point for Green Bonds? Opening Up Global Capital to Sustainable Investing

    The appetite for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing continues to soar, with record inflows amid the pandemic. “Green bonds” in particular have risen in popularity dramatically over the decade, from what ULI considered an emerging trend a few years ago to a mainstream investment opportunity in 2020.

  • 12-10-20

    Exploring Issues of Environmental Justice and Land Use

    Real estate practitioners can drive meaningful advances in equity by learning about, and partnering with, community-based organizations committed to change.

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: Catalyst Miami

    Catalyst Miami (CM) envisions a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive. Since 1996, CM has helped thousands of Miami-Dade residents become financially secure and civically engaged through our dual service-delivery and organizing model. CM recognizes that health and wealth are part of an overall continuum—without well-being in those areas, the capacity of individuals and families to effect change through leadership, community involvement, and network participation is limited. But without leadership, involvement, and participation, Miami’s communities will be unable to address the broader structural causes of poverty and inequity.

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: The Greenlining Institute

    The Greenlining Institute wants to build a community-centered economic system that is cooperative, regenerative, democratic, non-exploitative, and inclusive

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: Fifth Avenue Committee

    Nonprofit comprehensive community development organization and NeighborWorks American member founded in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future.

  • 12-10-20

    Environmental Justice Series: Initiative for Energy Justice

    The Initiative for Energy Justice aims to: (1) contribute to a bottom-up movement of energy justice, originating in frontline communities, by arming movement and base-building organizations in the environmental, racial, and economic justice spaces with well-supported policy research and workable transactional models for operationalizing a just transition to renewable energy; and (2) provide city and state policymakers with concrete energy policy frameworks and best practice tools that foreground equity in the transition to renewable energy, drawing on the best available data collected from frontline advocates, existing energy policies, and frameworks designed by our team.

  • 12-07-20

    Real Estate Art: Advocating for Better Use of the Industry’s Support for Artist Communities

    Smarter investments in art could benefit real estate developers and the communities in which they invest. In the long term, a well-designed art intervention will add value to the property and create impact.

  • 12-07-20

    Using Pull Planning to Improve Construction Outcomes in Multifamily

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: A ULI Houston member shares how the multifamily construction industry is using “pull planning” to boost productivity and efficiency as costs rise.

  • 12-07-20

    In Brief: Why Investors Are Shifting Focus to Life Sciences Real Estate

    Real estate investors are increasingly targeting the life sciences sector, according to JLL, a bet that the critical role it has been playing during the pandemic is set to continue.