Development

Small-Developer Challenge: How to Acquire the Building Site

ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: An excerpt from Building Small: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders, and Great Communities.

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Rising from the Wreckage in the U.S. Virgin Islands

ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: After a pair of hurricanes pummeled the Virgin Islands’ aging public housing in 2017, a public/private partnership used advice from ULI panels to develop a resilient, sustainable replacement.

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Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What’s Next for Office Development?

To win the war for talent in a post-pandemic environment, employers and landlords will seek to provide highly amenitized spaces that will lure workers away from their homes. But it remains to be seen how that expense will be paid for—and whether lenders will give due credit to those amenities when determining property values, a panel of four experts in U.S. office markets concluded during the ULI Virtual Spring Meeting.

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Low-Density Rental Housing Addresses Rising Demand Despite Barriers

Though developers are finding strong demand for single-family-rental housing, they are facing challenges both from communities unfamiliar with the product and from high costs for land and construction.

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Recent Articles

  • Meeting the Challenges of Building during the Pandemic

    May 11, 2021

    Four developers based in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area discussed the “invisible threat” that the COVID-19 pandemic posed to real estate, recounting a volatile year and how it has affected the industry.

  • Promise and Perils: Assessing the Prospects for Adaptive Use

    May 7, 2021

    As attention turns to what real estate markets may be like once the COVID-19 pandemic has wound down, the outlook for office properties is particularly hazy. More than a year of home-based work left office spaces idle, and it remains unknown how many people will resume their daily commutes once health conditions and local regulations permit.

  • With Inventory Near Record Lows, When Could the U.S. Housing Market Decelerate?

    April 5, 2021

    Speaking at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference, Ali Wolf, chief economist with Zonda, formerly Meyers Research, said that the homebuilding industry has been a bright spot in the U.S. economy over the last year. But rising mortgage rates and limited inventory are among the issues that may hamper that growth in 2021.

  • Prepping for Post-COVID: Six Projects in the Fast-Growing Carolinas Near Completion

    March 17, 2021

    At the 2021 ULI Carolinas meeting, held as a virtual/in-person hybrid event in March, the annual Crane Watch session showcased projects under construction in North and South Carolina that use innovative planning and design in their placemaking efforts, creating iconic projects that help shape the neighborhoods that surround them. The projects this year included a historic storefront restoration, a shipping container–based food yard, and a massive nine-block development.

  • Outlook for Technology: Asia Pacific

    March 15, 2021

    Members of ULI’s Asia Pacific Tech Council discuss the potential long-term impact of the corona­virus pandemic on the real estate industry.

  • Making It in Real Estate: Winter Is Coming

    March 11, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: ULI full member John McNellis considers how real estate professionals have survived financial winters of the past and present.

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