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  • 01-21-21

    ESG in Focus: Looking Ahead at a More Sustainable Industry in 2021

    The ULI Sustainability Outlook 2021, a new report from the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, highlights the commercial real estate industry’s increasingly focused view of environmental, social, and governance strategies in 2021.

  • 01-19-21

    Highlighting Best Practices for Climate Resilience from Five Global Cities

    A new publication from ULI and Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities calls on cities worldwide to recognize their common challenges in building climate resilience. It sets out a strategy for mobilizing individuals—whether in business, government, or civic organizations, or as residents—to act as global citizens and take steps toward making their cities more climate resilient.

  • 01-15-21

    New U.S. Administration’s Climate Plan Would Propel Innovation in Sustainability

    The climate plan outlined by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration is significant in that it reaffirms a commitment to addressing climate challenges, said panelists participating in a recent webinar hosted by the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. The plan would also provide considerable resources to support and propel innovation throughout the real estate industry in key areas such as energy efficiency, carbon emission mitigation, and climate change resilience.

  • 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).

  • 01-14-21

    Top Takeaways from the Allen Matkins/ULI Capital Markets Roundtable

    In fall 2020, Allen Matkins and the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate held a roundtable discussion, in two parts, featuring several industry leaders. Each speaker shared insights regarding the effect that COVID-19 has had on capital markets, mainly in real estate, as well as their forecasts for the coming year.

  • 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.

  • 01-11-21

    As REITs Form in China, Investors Look for Growth

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Real estate investors gathered for a panel at the ULI China Real Estate Investment Summit said they are optimistic about continued opportunities in China across a broadening group of sectors and product types, a position echoed by a second panel featuring Chinese developers. The summit was held in December with both virtual and in-person participants, as well as tours in Shanghai.

  • 01-11-21

    In Brief: Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities for 2020

    The Villages, a retiree-focused community northwest of Orlando, in 2020 once again topped RCLCO’s listing of the 50 top-selling U.S. master-planned communities. Total new home sales among the communities were 20 percent higher in 2020 than the previous year, RCLCO reported.

  • 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).

  • 01-05-21

    Housing Sector Continues to Drive Growth as China Recovers Entering 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: With recovery from the global pandemic well underway, China has areas of stability and opportunity it can capitalize on as it enters the new year, panelists said at the ULI China Real Estate Investment Summit in December. China is expected to be the only G20 economy to have seen economic growth in 2020.