From left to right: Rients Dijkstra, professor of urban design, Delft University; Phillip Bouteiller, CEO of TXL Berlin; and  Katrina Sichel speaking at the 2017 ULI Netherlands Conference.

Creating Offices and Housing from Berlin’s Aging Airport

For more than 20 million passengers annually, Tegel Airport is the gateway to Berlin. As a new international airport is being built, an ambitious project is intended to transform Tegel into an “urban tech republic.”

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Attendees of ULI's Florida Summit on a tour of Pascoe County, north of Tampa.

Drawing Buyers of All Ages to Florida’s Walkable Suburban Downtowns

For years, Florida was considered a sunny retirement community, a haven for northerners looking to escape harsh winters. But as the state’s university system has grown, industry has expanded and drawn more corporations to Florida’s largest cities. The influx of professional opportunities has drawn younger generations to settle or remain in Florida, prompting an interesting demographic shift for real estate developers.

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©Robert Benson. Fiber-cement panels placed between sets of windows increase the horizontality of the buildings and articulate facades. Planters and stone walls above parking in the eastern courtyard create a niche for a gas barbecue and a dining table.

Putting Urban Housing into a Transforming Industrial Area

International developer Hines turns an old factory site into transit-oriented urban housing near the terminus of Boston’s Red Line.

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©Cooper Carry. Atlanta-based architecture firm Cooper Carry designed Riverwood 200, a 320,000-square-foot (30,000 sq m) multitenant office building in the Cumberland/Vinings neighborhood of Atlanta for Highwoods Properties and Seven Oaks Company, a private real estate firm based in the city. The building opened in the first quarter of 2017.

Employment and Affordability Driving Growth in the U.S. Southeast

The Southeast region continues to generate steady gains in commercial real estate performance as positive employment momentum converges with generally limited development pipelines.

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    June 27, 2017

    A rising class of government officials and developers across Florida, attuned to the acute challenges limiting urban infill development, are attempting to remedy these obstacles and have found some success. They shared their insights during a discussion at the recent ULI Florida Summit, held in Tampa.

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  • Bringing a Mixed-Use Mentality to Rehab of Philadelphia’s Century-Old Divine Lorraine

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