Innovations in sensors, digital tech, and the “internet of things” (IoT) have created connected buildings that are becoming standard fare today. That evolution in building tech is generating more operating efficiencies—and opening the door to bigger cyber security risks.
Copenhagen and Madrid will join the ranks of Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich as the top cities for real estate investment and development in 2018, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2018.
New technologies and methods of data collection can lead to drastic improvements in city governance, says Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and governor of Maryland, and now a senior fellow and advisory council chair for MetroLab Network.
The 2018 edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, released at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting, names Seattle as the top U.S. market for investment and development, thanks to its job opportunities, diverse economy, and educated workforce. The city, which was ranked fourth in the 2017 edition, ends the streak of Texas cities taking first place for the past three years.
Two small-scale developers detailed at ULI’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles how the story arc of an imaginative building can be full of drama, setbacks, and plot twists.
Most hotels in the United States operate under the umbrella of large hospitality chains such as Hilton or Marriott. But today’s hotel owners and investors are increasingly flying solo, eschewing big-brand affiliations to create their own independent identities.
NBA champion and dedicated urban developer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is targeting a new prize—infrastructure. “If you look at infrastructure in America, it’s old,” he told the audience at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.
Modular units, virtual reality, rental homes, data-driven marketing—and even autonomous flying passenger vehicles—will transform master-planned communities in the coming years, a group of developers and marketers said during a panel discussion at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles.
For any participant in the U.S. real estate market, failing to understand and interact with capital from the Asia Pacific region is not a viable strategy, Marc Renard of global firm Cushman & Wakefield said during a forum at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.
With consumers increasingly expecting to tap their smartphones and find a product on their doorstep within hours, e-commerce is creating an ever more intense demand for industrial real estate near population centers that can used for last-mile logistics, according to panelists at ULI’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles.