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

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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Retail Revamps to Meet E-Commerce Challenges

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.

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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.

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Addressing the “Missing Middle” in the Housing Market

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.

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Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • Two Developers Share Their Path to Transformational Projects

    October 5, 2018

    A pair of developers and ULI leaders, one trained as a lawyer and the other as a scientist, shared the paths that led them to become developers and help transform their respective cities during a recent ULI Kansas City event.

  • Creating an Authentic Performance Space in Philadelphia through Adaptive Use

    When events mega-company LiveNation approached Philadelphia design firm EwingCole about transforming the former Ajax Metal Company into a 3,000-person music venue and entertainment complex, it was a daunting proposition, said speakers at a recent ULI Philadelphia event which toured the site. Modeled off the iconic 1960s venue in San Francisco, Live Nation now operates six Fillmore-branded venues across the United States, with a seventh on the way in New Orleans.

  • Real Estate Economists Remain Positive on U.S. Economy and CRE Industry

    September 24, 2018

    Real estate economists continue to have a generally bullish outlook for the U.S. economy, capital markets, and real estate fundamentals. These results are based on the semiannual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. Overall, expectations have improved since the prior forecast in March 2018, and the strong second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 4.2 percent was fresh in forecasters’ minds as they weighed in on future years.

  • Redeveloping a Historic Boston Sports Venue: The Hub on Causeway

    The Hub on Causeway—one of the most ambitious mixed-use developments in the Northeast—opens its first phase on the former Boston Garden site this fall.

  • How Hines and Other Developers Are Future-Proofing Their Projects

    September 17, 2018

    A panel discussion at the ULI Europe Real Estate Forum 2018 in Dublin focused on a key question facing the development industry: how to future-proof urban redevelopment in an era of constant change by including open space and housing while embracing walkability.

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