Development

Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity Zones

With tax rules clarified, will the program deliver the promise of increasing development in underserved areas?

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Data-Driven Physical Real Estate Still Wins with China’s Retail Consumers

When e-commerce first became entrenched in China, it seemed to sound the death knell for traditional retail. Sporting venues and other cultural attractions are helping bring foot traffic to the experiential retail of the future, said panelists at a ULI event in Shanghai.

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How Mall Developers in Asia Are Using Data to Drive Higher Rents and Revenue

Singapore-based developer CapitaLand is harvesting data to boost the revenues of its retail tenants and to help it locate future malls. Speaking at the ULI Asia Pacific Convivium, Chris Chong, managing director at CapitaLand Retail, said that the company uses data to boost both footfall and spending for tenants in its malls, which will ultimately benefit the landlord.

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Northwood Investors’ $1.2 Billion Bet on a North Carolina Office Park

In 2017, the New York–based Northwood Investors spent $1.2 billion to purchase Ballantyne Corporate Park, a highly successful office property in Charlotte—the single-largest real estate transaction in North Carolina’s history at the time.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Advisory Panel Charts Path for More Equitable Kansas City Parks System

    December 11, 2019

    The 125-year-old parks system in Kansas City, Missouri, is a source of much civic pride. But the system also played a role in creating divisions in the community. A century later, these effects still reverberate in the parks system as development trends, zoning policies, and financial challenges have perpetuated inequity, according to panelists speaking at a ULI Advisory Services presentation in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Opportunities and Advantages: Looking Back on a Real Estate Career with Bob Lowe

    November 27, 2019

    In 2018, Los Angeles-based real estate firm LOWE, sold its hotel operating subsidiary to Hyatt Hotels for $480 million. That kind of exit was not part of some original projection, said Robert “Bob” S. Lowe Sr., the company’s founder and a ULI Foundation Governor, speaking at a ULI event in South Carolina
    in mid-November.

  • Working to Keep Charlotte Affordable as the Region Continues Pattern of Rapid Growth

    November 20, 2019

    Panelists at a recent ULI Charlotte event acknowledged that the city has much to be thankful for as it heads into 2020, but they also noted the need to protect the region’s quality of life and relative affordability, which have been key to attracting economic development and outside investment.

  • Paris Seen as Europe’s Top City for 2020 Real Estate Investment and Development

    November 7, 2019

    Despite the political uncertainty across Europe and around the world, European real estate remains a desirable asset for investors globally. That is the bottom line of the new Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2020 report released by the Urban Land Institute with PwC in Brussels. The coming 2024 Olympic Games were cited as a big draw for Paris, but the Grand Paris project was also mentioned many times by panelists.

  • Adding Density and Mixed Use to One of New York City’s Outer Suburbs

    November 4, 2019

    By the end of 2019, the first families will move into new, million-dollar townhouses at Edge-on-Hudson, a $1 billion development that will eventually bring more than a thousand new residences to Sleepy Hollow, New York.

  • Regional Spotlight: Metro New York, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic

    October 28, 2019

    Hudson Yards, Schuylkill Yards, and Port Covington are just three examples of real estate development driven by expanding and diversifying economies in the country’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Economic sectors such as technology, education and medicine, financial services, and media are thriving and gobbling up space in major markets.

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