Author: Holly Dutton
Holly Dutton is a Brooklyn-based journalist who has reported on real estate for more than 10 years. A Texas native, she spent her early years in journalism covering local politics and photographing professional basketball for publications including the Houston Chronicle.
Articles by Holly Dutton
- More U.S. States Eyeing Flood Risk Disclosure Laws Amid Increasing Risk to Homeowners
Published on May 31, 2023 in
Most homeowners do not have flood insurance, and what’s worse, many buyers are unaware when purchasing a home of its flood history. Armed with new research on the steep costs of not disclosing flood history and claims, advocates are pushing states to strengthen or introduce new flood risk disclosure laws.
- Solving Development Challenges in Toronto amid Soaring Demand
Published on May 19, 2023 in Development
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and its population is growing rapidly. As a result, demand for more housing and office space has led to a staggering amount of new development. Over the last 10 years alone, the city added 27 million square feet (2.5 million sq m) of office space. But developing in the city is not easy, and panelists shared how they are dealing with the challenges of building in Toronto at the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting.
- The Real Estate Industry Is a Key Component of Hospital Design’s Evolution
Published on May 17, 2023 in
Hospitals and health care facilities play a critical role in cities and towns across the country, serving as an employer as well as meeting one of the community’s crucial needs. But over the past decade, that important role has begun to evolve. Spurred in part by requirements under the Affordable Care Act, enacted in 2010, hospitals are expanding their role to focus on health not just for the individual, but also for the wider community, panelists said during a session at the ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto.
- How the Lack of Moderate-Income Housing Affects Cities
Published on May 16, 2023 in Development
The problem of housing affordability affects more than just cities with staggeringly high costs like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The issue is one that has spread to become a crisis across the United States, exacerbated by high inflation, rising interest rates, and a lack of housing supply, said panelists at the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting.
- Weighing and Measuring Risks amid a Changing Climate: Q&A with Jessica Weyandt of Revantage
Published on April 14, 2023 in
To learn more about this crucially important topic, Urban Land reached out to Jessica Weyandt, senior associate, due diligence–engineering at Revantage, who will take part in a panel discussion on this subject at ULI’s upcoming 2023 Resilience Summit this May in Toronto.
- ULI Report: Why Retail Location Is Not Everything
Published on March 24, 2023 in
A ULI report says, in a post-pandemic retail world, location is indeed an important driver of success—arguably the key driver—but it is not the be-all and end-all.
- In Memory of Architect Gene Kohn
Published on March 13, 2023 in
Eugene "Gene" Kohn, one of the founding members of the global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), has died at 92 after a yearlong battle with cancer. In his long tenure with KPF, Kohn’s firm designed some of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, including New York City’s Hudson Yards development; the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.; 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago; London’s Covent Garden; the Shanghai World Financial Center; Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre; and most recently, the Manhattan office tower One Vanderbilt.
- 3D-Printed Housing Milestone in Houston Bodes Well for Future of Affordable Construction
Published on February 23, 2023 in
Using technology that is relatively new to North America, Alquist is constructing a two-story home in a neighborhood of Houston using a massive 3D printer.