Author: ULI Staff

Articles by ULI Staff

  • In Brief: WeWork Goes Public as Co-Working Bounces Back
    Published on October 22, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Coworking giant WeWork began trading on the New York Stock Exchange last week, going public via a merger with special acquisition company BowX Acquisition nearly two years after a pulled initial public offering.
  • ULI Fall Meeting Tour 2021: Chicago’s Evolving Chinatown
    Published on October 13, 2021 in Development
    Fall meeting attendees toured on foot this dynamic and exciting community in Chicago that is evolving differently than any other Chinatown in America. A neighborhood rich with historic and award-winning contemporary architecture, this proud community is fighting gentrification while retaining its cultural significance.
  • In Conversation with the 2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development Laureate Jonathan Rose
    Published on October 12, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Jonathan Rose, center, in conversation with Commissioner of the Chicago Department Planning and Development Maurice Cox, and Rebuild Foundation executive director Theaster Gates Jr. Rose, a long-time ULI Trustee, is founder and president of New York-based Jonathan Rose Companies, a national mission-driven real estate development, planning and investment firm. Rose Companies has long been a leader in green building practices, and enhancing the social, health and educational opportunities for residents through its Communities of Opportunity programming.
  • ULI Fall Meeting Tour 2021: Coolest Neighborhoods in the World–Chicago’s Uptown
    Published on October 12, 2021 in Fall Meeting
    Voted one of TimeOut magazine’s “Coolest 40 Neighborhoods in the World”, ULI Fall Meeting attendees toured this diverse community on the north side of Chicago. Uptown offers spectacular lake side views, a growing entertainment district, and a thriving food and cultural scene.
  • ULI Fall Meeting 2021 Tour: Play Ball! Wrigley Field’s Redevelopment Story
    Published on October 11, 2021 in Fall Meeting
    This morning, 2021 ULI Fall meeting attendees toured the area surrounding one of the oldest professional ballparks in the United States, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which has been home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team for more than a century. When the Ricketts family took over Cubs ownership in 2009, it decided not only to rehabilitate the aging stadium, but also to turn a former parking lot next door into a mixed-use entertainment district bringing office, retail, and hotel uses to the area, as well as much-needed open space called Gallagher Way.
  • ULI Fall Meeting 2021 Tour: Chicago Titans
    Published on October 11, 2021 in Fall Meeting
    This morning in Chicago’s South Loop, ULI members were treated to a tour of two historic and iconic buildings that have recently undergone major redevelopment and renovation: The Willis Tower and the Old Post Office.
  • In Brief: Senior Housing Occupancy Bouncing Back
    Published on October 07, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Senior housing occupancy increased in the third quarter of 2021 to 80.1 percent according to new National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care data. A significant rebound in demand and modest increase in supply contributed to the occupancy rate increase.
  • Expanded Javits Center Includes Working Farm and Rooftop Solar
    Published on September 30, 2021 in Sustainability
    The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation announced the completion of the Javits Center’s new rooftop event space as part of its $1.5 billion expansion project on Manhattan’s West Side. The farm and event space, along with several other sustainable upgrades, builds on the success of the convention center’s robust sustainability program.
  • ULI Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift in Effort to Decarbonize Cities
    Published on September 17, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Owen Thomas, CEO of Boston Properties Inc. and former Global Chair of ULI, is donating $1 million to launch the Net Zero Imperative, which will convene Institute members to develop ideas and strategies for decarbonizing the built environment.
  • Remembering 9/11 in Urban Land
    Published on September 10, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., Urban Land is highlighting the redevelopment of lower Manhattan. 
  • ULI Greenprint Report Finds Four Times Reduction in Carbon Emissions from Buildings During Pandemic Year
    Published on September 09, 2021 in Sustainability
    ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance’s annual report found a 12.4 percent reduction in carbon emissions in 2020 compared with an average 3.5 percent fall in previous years.  In addition, the report found that real estate owners took advantage of reduced occupancy during the pandemic to double the implementation of energy efficiency projects.
  • Swig Company Certifies Office Portfolio with WELL
    Published on September 02, 2021 in Sustainability
    The San Francisco-based Swig Company has announced that it has obtained WELL Health-Safety Ratings through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for the majority of its U.S. portfolio of multitenant office buildings. This means the WELL rating is now a feature in almost eight million square feet of office space in New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  
  • Environmental Justice Considerations are Integral to Equity and ESG in Real Estate, New ULI Publication Says
    Published on September 02, 2021 in Sustainability
    Environmental justice is increasingly recognized as a key lens for ensuring a more equitable built environment. This is the conclusion of a new interview-based publication from ULI, Environmental Justice and Real Estate: Perspectives from Leading Community-Based and Advocacy Organizations.
  • New ULI Report Investigates Intersection of Broadband Infrastructure and Real Estate
    Published on August 27, 2021 in Economy, Market & Trends
    The real estate industry can simultaneously combat inequality and boost property values by improving broadband access, according to a new ULI report. Broadband and Real Estate: Understanding the Opportunity, from the Institute’s Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, makes clear that high-speed internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity for participating in society and the economy.
  • In Brief: Leading Voices on Climate Change
    Published on August 25, 2021 in Sustainability
    First launched in 2017, the podcast Leading Voices in Real Estate (LVRE) recently celebrated it's 100th episode. The podcast is hosted by Terra Search managing partner and founder Matt Slepin and has featured many of ULI’s leaders including ULI CEO Ed Walter. Slepin recently hosted a two-part discussion of the challenges facing the commercial real estate industry tackling climate change.
  • Hawaii High Schools Take First and Third in UrbanPlan National Championships
    Published on August 06, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi recognized teams from ‘Iolani School and Kalani High School for taking first and third place, respectively, in the ULI UrbanPlan National Championships. The competition was held virtually over Zoom in June with 12 student teams from across the United States participating. ‘Iolani, Kalani, and California’s Berkeley High advanced to the final round, and in a close competition, ‘Iolani won first place.
  • Finalists Announced for Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award
    Published on July 27, 2021 in Planning & Design
    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced 16 finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, which honor exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. The award recognizes efforts by the development community to increase the supply of housing affordable to households earning less than 120 percent of the area median income.
  • Finalists Selected for Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award
    Published on July 26, 2021 in Inside ULI
    Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of Alexandria, Virginia; Houston; and Minneapolis have been selected as finalists for the 2021 ULI Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The annual award, presented by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis.
  • ULI to Advise Vancouver on Worker-Focused Housing
    Published on June 28, 2021 in Inside ULI
    A group of renowned urban planning and real estate experts representing ULI will be making recommendations this week to the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, on creating safe, sustainable housing for workers who are engaged full time in employment or training, focusing specifically on the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver—which is a unique challenge unto itself that has only intensified as a result of the global pandemic.
  • Interactive ULI Report Shares Best Practices to Combat Oversupply of Parking
    Published on June 28, 2021 in Sustainability
    ULI has launched a first-of-its-kind central resource cataloging innovative parking policy reforms intended to promote more efficient use of land and creation of healthier neighborhoods.
  • ULI’s Real Estate Economic Forecast for Asia Pacific Sees Strong Economic Rebound in 2021
    Published on June 07, 2021 in Capital Markets
    The Asia Pacific region’s key real estate markets are likely to witness a sustainable and resilient recovery in the next three years, bouncing back from recent weakness triggered by the spread of COVID-19, according to the inaugural ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast report for the region.
  • Introducing ULI Foundation President Janice P. Periquet
    Published on May 03, 2021 in Inside ULI
    In January, the ULI Foundation welcomed Janice P. Periquet as its new president. Periquet will manage and oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s comprehensive fundraising strategy and execution. In her most recent position, she was vice president of development at RepresentUs, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to democracy reform.
  • Focus on Long-Term Returns Essential to Unlocking Increased Investment in Social Value, ULI Report Says
    Published on March 15, 2021 in Inside ULI
    ULI has launched a new report, Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A Road Map for Social Value in Real Estate, to guide the industry on incorporating social value into corporate strategy, business practices, and even investment theory.
  • Transparency Lagging Behind Opportunity in Europe’s Life Sciences Real Estate
    Published on March 08, 2021 in Development
    European life sciences real estate remains a maturing segment of the market, but there are compelling and immediate opportunities for development and investment, according to a new ULI research paper.
  • Environmental Justice Series: Catalyst Miami
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    Catalyst Miami (CM) envisions a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive. Since 1996, CM has helped thousands of Miami-Dade residents become financially secure and civically engaged through our dual service-delivery and organizing model. CM recognizes that health and wealth are part of an overall continuum—without well-being in those areas, the capacity of individuals and families to effect change through leadership, community involvement, and network participation is limited. But without leadership, involvement, and participation, Miami’s communities will be unable to address the broader structural causes of poverty and inequity.
  • Environmental Justice Series: The Greenlining Institute
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    The Greenlining Institute wants to build a community-centered economic system that is cooperative, regenerative, democratic, non-exploitative, and inclusive
  • Environmental Justice Series: Fifth Avenue Committee
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    Nonprofit comprehensive community development organization and NeighborWorks American member founded in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future.
  • Environmental Justice Series: Initiative for Energy Justice
    Published on December 10, 2020 in Sustainability
    The Initiative for Energy Justice aims to: (1) contribute to a bottom-up movement of energy justice, originating in frontline communities, by arming movement and base-building organizations in the environmental, racial, and economic justice spaces with well-supported policy research and workable transactional models for operationalizing a just transition to renewable energy; and (2) provide city and state policymakers with concrete energy policy frameworks and best practice tools that foreground equity in the transition to renewable energy, drawing on the best available data collected from frontline advocates, existing energy policies, and frameworks designed by our team.
  • Highlights of the Upcoming ULI Virtual Fall Meeting
    Published on September 28, 2020 in Inside ULI
    Registration is open for the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, being held October 13–15. An ambitious program is being offered, including tours and networking opportunities that will be facilitated online.
  • In Remembrance of Gerald D. Hines
    Published on August 31, 2020 in Inside ULI
    Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the Houston-based global real estate firm Hines, passed away at home on August 23. A ULI Life Trustee and benefactor, Hines was an avid supporter of the Institute for more than 60 years.
  • Recommended Reads during COVID-19: A Curated List of News and Information of Interest to Land Use Professionals
    Published on April 20, 2020 in COVID-19: Industry Insights
    In the face of the current environment, we are committed to providing timely, practical guidance; best practices; and global insights—whether developed by ULI or curated from respected third-party sources as we have done here.
  • Addressing the Impact of COVID-19: A Roundup of Available ULI Resources
    Published on April 02, 2020 in COVID-19: Industry Insights
    Make the most of your ULI membership in these uncertain times by leveraging your Institute network and accessing the wealth of member insights available, including these online resources.
  • Stay Connected and Engaged: Upcoming and On-Demand ULI Webinars
    Published on March 31, 2020 in COVID-19: Industry Insights
    Access lessons learned and best practices from ULI members and other industry leaders around the globe. Register for upcoming ULI webinars and see what is available on demand.
  • Confronting COVID-19: Social Distancing, Buildings, and Lessons from Asia
    Published on March 16, 2020 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Communities around the world are racing to control the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease that it causes, COVID-19. Increasingly, that means implementing aggressive social distancing measures, which can inhibit the spread of the virus and flatten the transmission curve. Given what is known about the virus so far, using building strategies to help slow the spread of the disease makes sense to help protect those who must work in an office or commercial setting and in multifamily settings.