Author: Sibley Fleming

Sibley Fleming is editor in chief of Urban Land.

Articles by Sibley Fleming

  • Safe, Affordable, Attainable: Policies and Strategies to Address the Housing and Climate Crises
    Published on May 16, 2023 in Sustainability
    ULI’s fourth annual Resilience Summit in Toronto featured a panel of affordable housing and climate crisis experts offering solutions in the face of sobering odds.
  • UL Interview: Industry Executive Collete English Dixon Speaks Candidly about the State of Diversity and Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate
    Published on April 10, 2023 in
    Urban Land magazine sat down with Collete English Dixon, executive director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, and administrative chair, real estate, at the Heller College of Business at Roosevelt University in Chicago for a wide-ranging conversation on diversity and inclusion, how far the industry has come, and what the future paths to success could look like in a diverse industry.
  • HKS, UNStudio, and Gehl Team Selected to Create Systemwide Architecture and Urban Design for Austin’s Light Rail
    Published on March 06, 2023 in
    The Austin Transit Partnership announced a partnership with an international design team led by HKS, UNStudio, and Gehl to create systemwide architecture and urban design for the light-rail program of Project Connect, a major expansion of Austin’s public transit system. Project Connect is a transformative, voter-approved investment that includes light rail, expanded bus routes, and more services across the city.
  • UL Interview: New York City CRE Owner Leslie Himmel on Finding “Brave Money” in a Down Cycle
    Published on November 28, 2022 in Economy, Market & Trends
    When Urban Land last spoke to New York City landlord Leslie Himmel of Himmel + Meringoff Properties in March, vacancy within the nation’s largest office market was hovering just below 10 percent. While that still registers below the market’s peak of 11.7 percent in 2010, according to Moody’s, that rate has continued to drift upwards since March. Urban Land recently sat down with Himmel for a lively discussion about doing business in a recessionary market amid rising interest rates, and her ongoing search for what she calls “brave money.”
  • UL Interview: Jeanne Gang
    Published on September 22, 2022 in Planning & Design
    Internationally acclaimed Chicago architect and Studio Gang founder, known for bringing a sustainable approach to tall buildings, to receive the prestigious ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.
  • UL Interview: Executive Search Firm CEO on the Shifting Mind-set of Employees
    Published on May 10, 2022 in
    Gemma Burgess, the incoming CEO of Ferguson Partners, a global executive search firm focused on the real assets industries, was in high demand as a speaker during ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego. Urban Land sat down with Burgess, who is also a member of the Institute’s Office Development Product Council, to learn, among other insights, where real estate employees went after they resigned and why.
  • UL Interview: Leslie Himmel on New York City’s Recovery, Revitalization, and Rebuilding
    Published on May 06, 2022 in
    Despite ominous national headlines about New York City office, the vacancy rate is at 9.7 precent in the first quarter of 2022, a full 140 basis points above pre-pandemic levels, according to Moody’s. And, on the ground, New York City office landlords like Leslie Himmel, founder and co–managing partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties, are doubling down on the city.
  • The Five Mind-Sets of Innovation
    Published on April 22, 2022 in
    Self-proclaimed “creative troublemaker” Josh Linkner, founder and chief executive officer of five tech companies that sold for a combined $200 million, delivered the keynote for the Closing General Session of the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
  • Dr. Parag Khanna on Climate Migration and Future Population Centers 
    Published on April 20, 2022 in
    Yesterday’s general session titled “Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure, and Logistics” was delivered by Dr. Parag Khanna, managing partner of FutureMap and author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Civilization.
  • Net Zero Aspirations: How Developers Can Help Achieve Citywide Sustainability Goals
    Published on April 19, 2022 in
    A session spotlighting the city of Los Angeles’s goal for all new buildings to reach net-zero-carbon by 2030 and 100 percent of buildings to be net-zero carbon by 2050, drew a standing-room-only crowd, and prompted an engaging conversation during a panel titled "Commitment to Action: How Developers Can Help Achieve Citywide Sustainability Goals" on Tuesday at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
  • UL Interview: San Diego Architect-Developer Jonathan Segal Talks About Experimentation in Design
    Published on April 14, 2022 in
    Urban Land’s Spring 2022 cover depicts a groundbreaking micro-housing project in the heart of downtown at 320 West Cedar Street in San Diego’s Little Italy, designed, developed, owned, and managed by local architect Jonathan Segal. We spoke with Segal about The Continental and his innovative approach to projects that push the envelope of possibilities. 
  • UL Editor’s Desk: The Best of William P. Macht’s Solution File
    Published on April 11, 2022 in
    The spring 2020 issue marks William P. Macht’s last as author of Urban Land’s widely popular column, Solution File. While the column will continue under other expert bylines, we wanted to take a moment to honor Macht’s past 20 years of contributions to the magazine and to industry thought leadership.
  • The Goldie Initiative: Prestigious Scholarship Program Prepares Women for Leadership Roles
    Published on January 27, 2022 in
    Founded by Goldie B. Wolfe Miller in 2007 to give back to the industry and help young women in the real estate field find their way to the C-suite, the Goldie Initiative has assisted more than 100 scholars from 16 top real estate graduate schools across the United States, with a record 28 scholars named in 2021.
  • How Employer/Employee Negotiations Could Shape the Future of Office
    Published on October 26, 2021 in
    Urban Land sat down with Project Management Advisors president and CEO Roger McCarron during the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago to talk about the employer/employee return-to-office “negotiations.”
  • Inside the ULI Foundation: Q&A with ULI Foundation Chair Faron A. Hill
    Published on October 22, 2021 in
    Urban Land sat down with Faron Hill for a wide-ranging conversation to learn more about his work at ULI, how he decided on a career in commercial real estate, and what his plans and priorities are over the next two years in his role as Foundation chair.