Author: Mary Shanklin

Mary Shanklin is a reporter specializing in commercial and residential real estate.

Articles by Mary Shanklin

  • Tenant Curation Leads to Revived St. Petersburg, Florida, Retail District
    Published on March 23, 2020 in Market Trends
    At a ULI Central Florida event, panelists discussed their strategies for turning around a underperforming retail districts in nearby St. Petersburg, largely through the curation of a more specific tenant mix.
  • Considering the Potential for Telehealth to Reshape Office Needs, Access for Underserved Areas
    Published on March 16, 2020 in Development
    Telepresence robots are beginning to appear in intensive-care wards and patients increasingly get access to doctors by phone, mobile app, or computer. The rise of “telehealth” could further shrink or shift traditional office space demand, according to a speaker at ULI Central Florida’s Real Estate Trends 360° Conference.
  • Living with Water: How Coastal Developers Are Building for Rising Tides
    Published on March 02, 2020 in Sustainability
    Out of the rising tides of climate change have emerged nimble projects that embrace rising floodwaters and shifts in thinking about design and construction, according to panelists at the 2020 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in Miami.
  • New Models for Senior Living Challenge Past Assumptions
    Published on February 28, 2020 in Residential/Multifamily
    With the population of older residents fast outpacing the supply of units designed for them, panelists at the 2020 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in Miami shared how devolopers are working to address the misperceptions, changing financial considerations, and design trends for the sector.
  • Breaking Down Barriers to Create More Housing Options in Tampa
    Published on February 24, 2020 in Development
    Whether it’s evaluating the negative impacts of single-family zoning in cities or blending single-family rental communities with apartments, developers are working to create more housing by taking new approaches, said panelists during the 2020 ULI Tampa Trends event.
  • Tech Concepts Becoming Reality in New Developments
    Published on February 18, 2020 in Development
    Panelists at the 2020 ULI Tampa Trends event said that smart parking and traffic sensors are already being incorporated into large projects, and Microsoft is funding the use of artificial intelligence at the University of South Florida's medical school.
  • As Tampa Grows, Housing and Transportation Lead Agenda for New Mayor
    Published on February 10, 2020 in Market Trends
    Talk of a true urban “transformation” tends to carry more weight when it comes from a former police chief-turned-mayor speaking at a reinvented former trolley warehouse. The mayor of Tampa, Florida, Jane Castor, greeted attendees at a recent ULI Tampa Bay conference at the brick-walled Armature Works project.
  • How Mobility Ties into the Future of Urban Retail, Office, and Residential
    Published on July 15, 2019 in Market Trends
    At the 2019 ULI Florida Summit, futurist Greg Lindsay, a futurist and senior fellow with the NewCities nonprofit organization, detailed change agents of future development including the electric scooter mania, shops without checkouts, and “urban cabins.” Lindsay described broadly how the disruption of retail, office, residential, and transportation will continue around the globe—and, in some cases, increase.
  • Three Strategies to Keep Placemaking Efforts Organic and Dynamic
    Published on July 02, 2019 in Planning & Design
    As pop-up outdoor dining and alleyway murals become more commonplace, three speakers at 2019 ULI Florida Summit advocated for a more crafted approach to placemaking by infusing projects with local art and entertainment. Led by Carol Coletta, senior fellow with the Kresge Foundation, the session on creative placemaking examined what has—and has not—worked.
  • Bringing More Mixed Use and Multifamily to Central Florida
    Published on June 24, 2019 in Market Trends
    Three game-changing projects in central Florida were highlighted during the 2019 ULI Florida Summit, with each taking a long view of remaking historic spots while gauging next-generation needs, including education needs in the region and the shifting needs of retail and industrial uses.