Author: Catherine Gregory

Articles by Catherine Gregory

  • ULI Europe Report Focuses on Successful Investing in Density
    Published on June 25, 2018 in Inside ULI
    A new report, Supporting Smart Urban Development: Successful Investing in Density, is the result of collaboration between a powerful group of innovative real estate investors and developers that are actively building the cities of the future. Collectively, this group owns or manages over US $300 billion worth of real estate assets worldwide.
  • Leveraging Placemaking, Anchor Institutions to Revive a Shrinking Polish City
    Published on March 19, 2018 in Planning & Design
    Gdynia, a small port city on the Bay of Gdańsk in Poland, is looking to reinvent itself. Gdynia boasts some of the happiest citizens in Poland, but its population is in decline. To help the city with its development strategy for the site, a panel of ULI members and urban experts convened in Gdynia in late February.
  • Envisioning More Compact, Vibrant Cities for Ireland
    Published on January 08, 2018 in Inside ULI
    Dublin and other cities in Ireland should embrace density to help combat the country’s housing challenges, according to a panel at the ULI Ireland Conference, held in Dublin. Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Cushman and Wakefield, said the country’s growing workforce is driving a huge need for accommodation that is not being met. Ireland should be building 38,000 housing units every year to keep up with demand, Finnegan said, but fewer than 15,000 units were built in 2016.
  • Preview: ULI Europe Conference 2018
    Published on January 08, 2018 in Inside ULI
    After more than 20 years in Paris, the ULI Europe Conference will rotate among other leading European cities. The first stop on this new journey will be Berlin, where top players in European real estate and beyond will gather for the conference on January 30 and 31. “Berlin is a leading example of urban and economic development, making it a perfect choice for our first conference outside of Paris,” says Lisette van Doorn, chief executive of ULI Europe.
  • Dining and Other Amenities Boosting the Modern Shopping Center
    Published on November 17, 2017 in Retail/Entertainment
    Trading Up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure have in supporting shopping centers as they adapt to retail sales moving online. This year, the research extends that topic to consider how the addition of community amenities is also emerging among shopping center owners.
  • Copenhagen, Madrid among Top European Cities for Investment in 2018
    Published on November 03, 2017 in Market Trends
    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.
  • Improving City Governance, Urban Quality of Life with Big Data
    Published on October 31, 2017 in Sustainability
    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.
  • ULI Europe: Shoppers Want Food, Beverage, and Leisure
    Published on January 23, 2017 in Market Trends
    A new report from ULI Europe and JLL finds that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure offerings are essential to the success and future competitiveness of shopping centers. The report finds that retail sales in a sample of shopping centers analyzed for the study increased by 6.2 percent in the previous 12 months with the addition of leisure and F&B, with retail sales per square meter growing by 1.2 percent over the same period.
  • ULI Research: Real Estate Industry Must Address Climate Change to Maintain Competitiveness
    Published on September 23, 2016 in Sustainability
    As world leaders gather at the United Nations to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, a new paper released by ULI argues that many real estate organizations are not adequately prepared for the implications of the agreement, which was made at last year’s 21st annual Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP-21).
  • Central and Eastern European Cities Are Unevenly Embracing Technology and Innovation
    Published on June 28, 2016 in Inside ULI
    Cities in central and eastern Europe (CEE) are at various stages of embracing new technologies and developing innovation-based economies, according to a panel at the CEE Summit.
  • Video: Trends in Leisure and Experience-Oriented Retail
    Published on February 12, 2016 in Market Trends
    Marije Braam-Mesken, head of EMEA retail research & strategy at CBRE Global Investors, looks at the role of leisure and experience-oriented retail in shopping centers, cities, and city centers is growing and enhancing city vibrancy at the ULI Europe Conference in Paris.
  • Will Popularity of On-Demand Office Providers Bring on “Peak Office”?
    Published on February 12, 2016 in Planning & Design
    Sustainability and social networks are transforming the way the real estate industry operates, according to Mark Gilbreath, CEO of LiquidSpace, predicting we will reach “peak office” in the next five years.
  • Density Is Critical for Cities to Realize Advantages and Avoid Decline
    Published on October 12, 2015 in Planning & Design
    Densification is the key to responding to population growth, economic changes, new lifestyle preferences, and the sustainability imperative in European cities, according to a new report by ULI and TH Real Estate. The Density Dividend: Solutions for Growing and Shrinking Cities draws from the experience of six European cities at various stages of population change and makes clear that many cities have little choice but to densify.
  • Frankfurt and Offenbach: A Future Model for Regional Cooperation
    Published on August 03, 2015 in Infrastructure
    Frankfurt and Offenbach make up the center of the Rhine-Main region along the River Main in southwestern Germany. Frankfurt’s global reputation, strong transport links, and burgeoning financial center provide a stark contrast to its quirky, isolated, and less affluent neighbor. But according to a ULI Advisory Services panel, the future of both cities depends on their ability and willingness to work together.
  • Curing the Modern Plague of Human Behavior
    Published on March 23, 2015 in Sustainability
    In the past decade, there has been a shift in the types of diseases affecting populations around the world, particularly in the more developed world. This shift requires new approaches to human health that extend beyond formal health care systems and include the built environment, says Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman of the National Health Service in England.