Author: Dean Schwanke

Dean Schwanke is a senior vice president of ULI for Case Studies and Publications.

Articles by Dean Schwanke

  • ULI Case Study: Chophouse Row—Seattle
    Published on April 03, 2017 in Planning & Design
    Completed in spring 2015, Chophouse Row is a 44,000-square-foot (4,000 sq m) mixed-use project in the Pike-Pine neighborhood of Seattle, less than one mile (1.6 km) from downtown, that combines loft office space, retail space, and three apartments. The development combines a circa-1924 industrial building with a new seven-story office tower, a through-block pedestrian alley/mews, and a midblock courtyard that links Chophouse Row with the developer’s other properties on the block, collectively known as 12th Avenue Marketplace.
  • ULI Case Study: Avalon—Alpharetta, Georgia
    Published on January 30, 2017 in Development
    Avalon is a mixed-use town center that, in its first phase, includes retail, restaurant, multifamily rental housing, single-family for-sale housing, and office uses surrounding a main street and a central plaza. A second phase will add a hotel and conference center as well as additional retail, multifamily rental housing, and office space. The 2.3 million-square-foot (213,676 meters) project is located in an affluent northern suburb of Atlanta.
  • ULI Case Studies: Mercantile Place, Dallas, Texas
    Published on August 16, 2016 in Development
    Mercantile Place is a rental apartment community in downtown Dallas consisting of four separate and diverse buildings with a total of 704 apartments. Two of the apartment buildings were converted from office buildings, one of which was historic; the third is a renovated historic apartment building previously converted from office space; and the fourth is a new 15-story apartment building. Though the buildings are located on three separate blocks, they share amenities and parking, and the four buildings have been positioned and marketed together as one residential community.
  • ULI Case Study: Trinity Groves, Dallas, Texas
    Published on June 13, 2016 in Development
    Trinity Groves is a multiphase redevelopment of a former warehouse and light-industrial site that began with a 10.3-acre restaurant/specialty food incubator and destination.
  • ULI Case Study: Oslo–Shared Housing in the U.S. Capital
    Published on February 22, 2016 in Planning & Design
    The sharing economy is a hot topic; Zipcar, Uber, Airbnb, bike sharing, and shared workspaces are just a few of the brands and concepts in this space. With Oslo, Ditto Residential, a boutique residential developer in Washington, D.C., has reconceived and updated another time-tested sharing idea, house sharing—or in this case, apartment sharing, sometimes known as group living.
  • ULI Case Study: Market Square in San Francisco
    Published on September 21, 2015 in Development
    An edgy neighborhood is now home to tech giant Twitter.
  • ULI Case Study: BG Group Place, Houston, Texas
    Published on April 30, 2015 in Planning & Design
    Hines is known for developing iconic buildings in Houston—notably One Shell Plaza, Pennzoil Place, and the Houston Galleria—and around the world. But when the company first proposed developing a new office building on a blighted block in downtown Houston, many in the Houston real estate community scratched their heads.
  • ULI Case Study: CityCentre in Houston
    Published on April 24, 2015 in Planning & Design
    A mixed-use urban district in the Houston suburbs has created a much-needed pedestrian-friendly setting for office tenants, apartment dwellers, hotel guests, and retail/restaurant patrons.
  • ULI Case Study: Riverfront Park of Denver, Colorado
    Published on March 16, 2015 in Planning & Design
    A transformative residential development capitalized on old rail-yard land in the heart of the city.
  • Harper Court Partnership Transforms Hyde Park Site and Neighborhood
    Published on November 12, 2013 in Mixed-Use
    Located on a 3.18-acre (1.3 ha) one-block site in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, Harper Court is a mixed-use project initiated by the city of Chicago and the University of Chicago.
  • Sullivan Center: Restoration and Transformation of a Landmark
    Published on November 01, 2013 in Development
    Sullivan Center is a complex of nine historic structures in downtown Chicago that have been renovated and repositioned for modern uses.
  • Commercial Property Prices: What Trajectory?
    Published on November 05, 2010 in Market Trends
    What are the latest trends in commercial property values and prices in the U.S, and what is the trajectory for values/prices going forward? A review of four U.S. property price/value indices reveals that investment grade commercial property values and prices were either down 3.3 percent, flat, up 1.61 percent, or up 5.48 percent in the most recent reporting periods. What is the prevailing trend?