Author: Maryann Haggerty
Maryann Haggerty is a Washington, D.C.–based freelance journalist who writes about business, economics, and finance.
Articles by Maryann Haggerty
- Wegmans Grocer Anchors $715 Million City Ridge Mixed-Use Redevelopment in Washington, D.C.
Published on November 14, 2022 in Development
City Ridge will include 160,000 square feet (14,800 sq m) of office space; retail and restaurant space; and 690 rental apartments, including 56 affordable units.
- Preparing Buildings and Cities to Weather Climate Change
Published on October 28, 2022 in Sustainability
The real estate industry can help communities build the resilience to react to the changing climate, according to a panel of architects speaking at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Dallas. In doing so, they said, the industry can create value.
- Industry Titans and Tomorrow’s Leaders Look at the Past and Future of Real Estate
Published on October 26, 2022 in Development
A discussion at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas covered the legacy of working in a family company, as well as the challenges of leadership today, including how to lead a changing post-pandemic workforce and prepare for lean times.
- From SFDR to SEC, How Will Institutional Investors Use Regulatory-Driven, Investment-Grade Data?
Published on July 14, 2022 in Sustainability
As investors attempt to quantify the future effects of climate change on their assets and portfolios—estimates rise into the trillions of dollars— authorities around the world are moving to require more widespread, more comprehensive, and more auditable climate disclosure from companies, particularly companies that are publicly listed.
- Coordinated Commuter Rail Would Support Equitable Regional Growth in Washington, D.C., Panelists Say
Published on April 21, 2022 in Economy, Market & Trends
A coordinated regional commuter rail system envisioned for the national capital region could unlock opportunities and increase equity for residents and neighborhoods, panelists asserted during a session Thursday at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
- ULI District Councils Address Local Housing Challenges
Published on April 20, 2022 in Planning & Design
ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing is increasing its focus on work done at the district council level, Christopher Ptomey, the center’s executive director, said in introducing a panel Wednesday at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. The panel, titled “Attainable Housing for All: Replicable Best Practices from Local Housing Challenges,” presented work at the district council level in Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
- Talent and Tech, Not Just Buildings, Help Create Places That Succeed
Published on April 20, 2022 in Economy, Market & Trends
Developers that want to build momentum and lure users, especially for big projects, need to think beyond the walls of their buildings and instead create places that become nodes for innovation, panelists said at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. Economic clusters—places anchored by companies or institutions that attract other businesses and residents—are key, said panelists.
- Access to Capital Remains a Major Drawback for Black Developers
Published on February 17, 2022 in Capital Markets
Despite growing numbers of African Americans in its ranks, commercial real estate remains largely white and male. Today, African American business leaders point to remaining challenges, including access to capital. But they also underline the importance of the industry in broader conversations.
- Black History Month: Celebrating the History of African Americans in Commercial Real Estate
Published on February 16, 2022 in Economy, Market & Trends
Documenting the legacy and contributions of African Americans both now and in the past in building the United States as it is known today.
- U.S. Infrastructure Legislation Provides Generational Opportunity to Drive Equitable Development
Published on November 22, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
A recent ULI webinar provided an overview of U.S. infrastructure spending and the details of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. Then the panelists discussed projects in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., that demonstrate how infrastructure investment supports equitable and desirable development.
- ESG Is at the Center of Strategic Concerns for the Real Estate Industry, Top Execs Say
Published on October 14, 2021 in Sustainability
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters are increasingly core concerns for the real estate industry, according to top industry executives speaking during the “ESG: The Strategic Perspective” session Wednesday at the Fall Meeting.
- Multiple Keys to Equity in Developing 20-Minute Communities
Published on October 13, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
Successful development of 20-minute communities in Black and brown neighborhoods requires community involvement and ownership, according to panelists who explored the topic at ULI’s 2021 Fall Meeting.
- How eTODs Could Help Solve Chicago’s Affordable Housing Shortage
Published on October 12, 2021 in Sustainability
The success of Chicago’s push in recent years to support development near public transit had a problem, according to Charlton Hamer, senior vice president of local developer Habitat Affordable Group: The popularity of the new projects created inequity because many people could not afford to live in them.
- Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity Zones
Published on January 13, 2020 in Capital Markets
With tax rules clarified, will the program deliver the promise of increasing development in underserved areas?