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  • 11-12-18

    Reshaping Atlanta’s Future with More Transit, Maintaining Affordability

    While the Atlanta region has grown dramatically in the last decade, the issue of traffic and mobility issue hung over much of the discussion at a recent ULI Atlanta event, which also touched on the findings from Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019.

  • 11-12-18

    Planning for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Sacramento

    A ULI Advisory Services panel toured South Sacramento, California, in September, meeting with more than 75 city and county officials, local business leaders, residents, and other stakeholders. The four sponsors—Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Council of Governments, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District—asked the ULI advisory panel to outline a plan for kick-starting a retrofit of the two transit-adjacent neighborhoods into transit-oriented neighborhoods. Their goals were to promote equitable, healthy, and inclusive community development that fosters job and income growth, housing options, and healthy neighborhood amenities with more convenient access to transit, retail, and services.

  • 11-12-18

    Investors Looking for Healthy Occupier Markets and New Asset Classes in Europe

    The hunt for secure long-term income is driving European real estate investment as the industry hedges against potential interest rate increases and an uncertain geopolitical backdrop, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2019. The annual report, published jointly by ULI and PwC, is based on the opinions of over 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, and advisers.

  • 11-12-18

    ULI Announces Hiring of Chief Advancement Officer of ULI Foundation

    ULI has named J. Phillip Horne, former chief development officer of George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, as the chief advancement officer for the Urban Land Institute Foundation. The ULI Foundation, now in its 48th year, provides philanthropic support for ULI’s mission-focused programs, such as activities from its Terwilliger Center for Housing, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, ULI’s Advisory Services program, and UrbanPlan.

  • 11-08-18

    ULI Survey: D.C.’s Millennial Cohort Both Earning and Owning More

    Millennials living in the nation’s capital and its close-in suburbs can be characterized as “committed urbanists,” according to a just-released ULI Washington survey. This new study, which updated a 2015 survey, included more households with children—an increase from 12 to 20 percent. Almost half (49 percent) of respondents are married or partnered—up from 39 percent in 2015. Homeownership has increased from 28 to 33 percent. And median income has increased over 11 percent, exceeding the national growth rate.

  • 11-08-18

    Solutions for America’s Crisis in Nonluxury Housing: ULI Product Councils Collaborate to Move the Needle

    A first-time gathering of ULI product council members—drawing attendees from councils focused on multifamily housing and affordable and workforce housing—convened at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston to marshal ideas from some of the industry’s leading minds. For near-term action, participants sounded a call for creating a national playbook for local and state-level implementation, a compendium of strategies employed successfully in jurisdictions across the United States that could be adopted elsewhere.

  • 11-06-18

    Two Developers Leverage Art and Placemaking in Miami

    Perhaps it is no coincidence that both Craig Robins, president and chief executive officer of real estate development company Dacra, and Kieran Bowers, president of Swire Properties, were schooled in the humanities before becoming real estate developers. Both spoke at the ULI Miami Investor Symposium about their careers and the influence of creative placemaking on their projects.

  • 11-05-18

    Small Town, Big Need: Making Multifamily Projects Work in Rural Communities

    Housing affordability has become one of the most talked-about land use issues in virtually every major urban center in North America. Less focus has been directed to the lack of affordable housing options in small towns and rural areas, despite a significant need that spans the demographic spectrum.

  • 11-05-18

    U.S. Tax Reform Sparks Renewed Interest from Latin American Investors

    Immigration-based investment programs are drawing investors and high-net-worth individuals from South and Central America to countries such as Portugal, Spain, and Cyprus, experts said during a panel discussion at the ULI Latin America Conference, held in Miami during September. U.S. tax reforms are also leading potential investors to take another look at markets in Nevada and Florida, they said.

  • 11-05-18

    ULX: Technological Ingenuity

    Ten projects enhance buildings with technologies that add versatility and conserve resources.