Solution File: Courtyard Commons Creates Community

In its work for developer LCOR, Baltimore-based architecture firm Design Collective formulated urban design strategies for multiple-building residential development North Bethesda Center that illustrate a disciplinary, multi-pronged approach.

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South Florida Welcomes Newcomers, But How Long Can Cycle Last?

At the 2022 ULI Miami Symposium in April, panelists gave their assessments of South Florida’s economy, with an emphasis on housing. The region faces a number of challenges, including traffic congestion, in addition to problems that affect the United States as a whole, such as inflation

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COVID Accelerates Demand for Build-to-Rent Single-Family Housing

Increased supply continues to draw institutional investment to the space.

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Downtown San Diego Seeking That “Secret Sauce” to Become an Attractive Business District

Life sciences and technology firms have been flocking to the San Diego metro area for the past decade. Often located on the outskirts of downtown, consideration and efforts are underway to make the market’s urban area a destination for work, live and play. A panel featuring many players in San Diego business development and academics joined moderator Lisa Cholmondeley, Gensler, to discuss strategy in “San Diego’s Life-Sciences Ecosystem: A 21st-Century Transformation.”

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Recent Articles

  • Making Strides in Creating Middle-Income Housing in San Diego

    April 19, 2022

    With over half of California residents experiencing cost burdens for housing, the state is facing a shortage and is in search of solutions. A panel at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting titled “Legalize Housing: Innovative Housing Policies to Produce More Housing at All Income Levels” looked at what is working in the San Diego market.

  • San Diego County’s Urban Revival

    April 7, 2022

    Suburban greenfield projects fade away as stakeholders focus on connecting cities and reinvesting in areas with preexisting infrastructure and transit.

  • Condo Deconversions: Struggling Associations Look to Multifamily Investors

    March 23, 2022

    Investors who specialize in “deconverting” condo properties back into rentals are finding opportunities. But the deals take patience and fortitude.

  • Amazon Announces Transit-Oriented Housing Projects in Washington, D.C, and Seattle Areas

    March 18, 2022

    Amazon has announced plans to provide more than $124.4 million to build 1,060 affordable homes near four public transit sites while working in partnership with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Sound Transit to complete the developments. This is part of Amazon’s $300 million transit commitment from 2021 to create 3,000 new affordable homes in collaboration with the transit agencies in each region.

  • Building Small: A Pandemic Year of Rebuilding Equitably and at Human Scale

    March 15, 2022

    One year ago, Building Small: A Toolkit for Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Civic Leaders, and Great Communities was published by ULI. So with 12 months behind us, what has been the response to Building Small? “The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” says author Jim Heid.

  • Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in February

    March 10, 2022

    The Dodge Momentum Index, a leading indicator for U.S. commercial real estate activity, increased 4 percent in February to 158.2, from the revised January reading of 151.9. In February, institutional planning rose 9 percent, and commercial planning moved 1 percent higher.

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