Two Developers Leverage Art and Placemaking in Miami

Perhaps it is no coincidence that both Craig Robins, president and chief executive officer of real estate development company Dacra, and Kieran Bowers, president of Swire Properties, were schooled in the humanities before becoming real estate developers. Both spoke at the ULI Miami Investor Symposium about their careers and the influence of creative placemaking on their projects.

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Small Town, Big Need: Making Multifamily Projects Work in Rural Communities

Housing affordability has become one of the most talked-about land use issues in virtually every major urban center in North America. Less focus has been directed to the lack of affordable housing options in small towns and rural areas, despite a significant need that spans the demographic spectrum.

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Two Infrastructure Projects Hope to Reshape a Growing Miami

The ever-increasing traffic congestion in South Florida, a region that includes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, has not gone unnoticed by either local officials or private companies, both of which have been working on solutions to traffic woes for years. At ULI South Florida/Caribbean’s ULI Miami Investor Symposium in late October, two speakers—one from government and another from the private sector—laid out their plans to alleviate some of the congestion.

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The Developing Power of Big Data

The real estate industry traditionally has valued gut instinct and experience. But the ability to collect, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information could be the new competitive advantage.

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    October 22, 2018

    A new attitude toward growth—and a focus on waterfronts—woke up a sleepy Florida city.

  • Developers Need to Pay Better Attention to Age-Based Demographic Trends

    October 16, 2018

    From the increasing urbanization of emerging nations in Africa to the graying of the U.S. population, demographic shifts will have a major impact upon demand for various types of development over the next few decades, according to a demographic analyst who spoke at the ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.

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    October 11, 2018

    Though e-commerce has not signed the death warrant for brick-and-mortar retail, the retail landscape varies vastly by sector and market—even by block in urban settings—and landlords must be more flexible than ever, said panelists speaking at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting.

  • Panelists Compare Use of Public/Private Partnerships in the U.S., Canada, and Australia

    During a discussion about public/private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, panelists explored what types of infrastructure projects are likely to be best suited for the innovative tool in which public agencies can facilitate desired projects while shifting much of the development, financing, operating responsibility, and risk to private developers.

  • Addressing the “Missing Middle” in the Housing Market

    October 10, 2018

    Addressing the lack of affordable housing for the middle class is one of the biggest opportunities—and sources of frustration—for homebuilders, according to a panel of industry executives speaking during the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.

  • Walkability Now May Outweigh Transit Access in Valuing Location

    October 9, 2018

    Ride-hailing services and autonomous vehicles are already starting to change the economic formulas for transit-oriented development (TOD), a panel of developers and investors said during the ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.

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