Author: Kerry Curry
Articles by Kerry Curry
- Getting the Dallas/Fort Worth Region Ready for Future Tech Employers
Published on March 22, 2019 in Economy, Market & Trends
While the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) region has been highly successful in drawing corporate relocations to the area, city leaders, speaking at a ULI North Texas event, said that the main weakness in Amazon’s eye for the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters (HQ2) was an insufficient amount of existing and available talent.
- U.S. Commercial Real Estate Lenders Expect a Strong 2019
Published on March 18, 2019 in Capital Markets
Alternative lenders increased their market share in the commercial real estate debt sector in 2018, panelists said at a ULI North Texas event in March. That trend is likely to continue this year as competition among all types of debt providers heats up capital markets.
- Promoting Inclusive Urban Growth in Three U.S. Cities
Published on February 25, 2019 in Development
The booming economy in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, fueled by corporate relocations, business expansions, and in-migration, can mask some of the region’s heady challenges: rising home prices, a high poverty rate, and long-term racial and economic segregation. A new study of three U.S. cities, which was released at an event cosponsored by ULI North Texas, looks at mitigating inequality without stalling development.
- Creating More Opportunities for Walkable Developments in Fast-Growing Dallas/Fort Worth
Published on January 28, 2019 in Development
Dallas/Fort Worth has the best outlook of any U.S. real estate market, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, published jointly by ULI and PwC. However, the region is near the bottom of the pack among similar-sized metro areas for walkable urban development. Researchers spoke at a ULI North Texas event about the opportunities in changing that dynamic.
- Keeping Housing Affordable as the Dallas/Fort Worth Region Continues to Grow
Published on October 01, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
The city of Dallas’s first-ever comprehensive housing policy is drawing significant interest from real estate professionals, but building affordable housing in one of the nation’s most income-segregated cities remains a significant challenge. A group of housing experts gathered in September to discuss the policy and affordable housing opportunities at an event hosted by ULI North Texas.
- Meeting the Demand for Walkable Development in Dallas/Fort Worth
Published on May 10, 2018 in Planning & Design
While it is estimated that 98 percent of the Dallas/Fort Worth region’s land mass is suburban-style development requiring the day-to-day use of a car, panelists speaking at a recent ULI North Texas event say most of what has been built in the current cycle has favored walkable urban places, whether in the downtown areas or in suburban corridors.
- Outlook for Industrial and Multifamily Still Strong among North Texas Investors
Published on April 02, 2018 in Capital Markets
Strong economic fundamentals, a favorable regulatory environment, and plenty of capital to deploy bode well for real estate investments, acquisitions, and development in 2018.
- Dallas Fed Chair Sees Demographic, Financial Challenges Down the Road
Published on January 12, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
With the Texas economy firing on all cylinders, 2018 looks to be another good year for many industries, including residential real estate and both the energy and industrial sectors. But key demographic changes could challenge the future prosperity of Texas and other states, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank president for the region speaking at a ULI event in Dallas.
- Retailers Focusing on Customer Experience with an Eye on E-commerce
Published on December 11, 2017 in Economy, Market & Trends
With e-commerce’s stake in U.S. retail at less than 10 percent, suggestions of a “retail apocalypse” of brick-and-mortar stores is greatly exaggerated, panelists said during a ULI North Texas event on the retail sector. Still, panelists at an event in Dallas said the industry has to find new ways to reinvent itself and connect with customers in order to thrive.
- Texas Multifamily Investors Focused on Dallas, Tertiary Markets
Published on September 05, 2017 in Development
Texas markets are meeting a healthy demand for multifamily housing from millennials who are reaching renting age and baby boomers who are downsizing, while attracting investment from around the United States. At a recent conference, speakers said that fundamentals were generally strong with higher cap rates possible in tertiary markets such as Midland-Odessa, Waco, and Lubbock.
- Transitioning Building Design to a Future of Compact, Driverless Cars
Published on August 21, 2017 in Planning & Design
As soon as 2030, the trend toward fewer and smaller cars will mean a reduced need for wide roads and parking, reshaping cities and how people interact. Experts explored the implications at a recent interdisciplinary parking symposium in Arlington, Texas, co-sponsored by ULI North Texas.
- Dallas/Fort Worth Region Considering Options for a Flexible Future of Parking
Published on August 09, 2017 in Development
Parking is a big issue in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, an area that 3.4 million more people are expected to call home between now and 2040, raising the total population to 10.6 million while adding 2.3 million more cars to clogged roadways. At an event in Dallas, land-use experts considered several solutions for a flexible future.
- Rebounding Energy Sector Plus $2 Billion in TOD Buoy Development in Dallas
Published on May 16, 2017 in Development
At a ULI North Texas event in Dallas, panelists said that the renewed optimism among small business owners, strong consumer confidence, and a robust U.S. job market suggest that the next recession may be further away than predicted just a year ago. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is well-positioned for further gains, as 16 competed or under construction projects near DART stations are forecast to produce $2 billion in economic development.
- Investors Going Long on Dallas/Fort Worth Office Market
Published on March 24, 2017 in Capital Markets
Both banks and alternative lenders increasingly see the Dallas/Fort Worth market as an attractive place to deploy capital in the commercial real estate sector and remain generally bullish on the region, said panelists speaking at a ULI North Texas event focused on capital markets.