Market Trends

How the Sharing Economy, Artificial Intelligence, and 3-D Printing Are Altering the Built Environment

In a number of sessions at the ULI Europe Conference in Berlin, investment and development leaders shared their thoughts on the tech issues that they think hold the most promise to disrupt the industry—and the ones that keep them up at night.

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Future-Proofing Retail by Creating Destinations, Embracing Smaller Stores

At the ULI Europe 2018 Conference in Berlin, a number of discussions on the future of the retail business looked at the changing shopping center ecosystems and what developers could be doing better.

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Low Cost of Living, Cultural Assets Could Draw Millennials to Cleveland

Relatively low-cost housing combined with cultural amenities such as arts institutions and regional parks in and around Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as broader affordability and livability compared with other cities, are helping spark a wave of millennial migration to northeast Ohio. In addition, two aging malls in the region are being recast as distribution centers for Amazon, said speakers at a ULI Cleveland event in February.

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Demographic Shifts Keeping Kansas City Suburbs and Urban Core Viable

Kansas City’s suburbs have fueled population growth in the metropolitan area over the last 70 years, a post–World War II pattern common across most large cities in the United States, and it does not appear that expansion is slowing anytime soon, even as parts of Kansas City’s urban core are also enjoying a resurgence, said panelists at a recent ULI event in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Recent Articles

  • Survey: U.S. Tax Reform Could Provide Modest Boost to Growth

    January 31, 2018

    The Winter/Spring 2018 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey reflects the favorable changes to the commercial real estate market caused by the recent federal tax overhaul. Survey participants predict that it will cause moderate though uneven growth.

  • Warsaw Spire: The Long Road to Poland’s Tallest Office Building

    January 26, 2018

    A forgotten area in the Polish capital now sports a 49-story tower lauded for high design and public spaces.

  • After the Storms: How 2017 Storms Affected Forecasts for Texas, Florida, and Elsewhere

    January 22, 2018

    The surveys and interviews for the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report were complete; the data had been compiled, and the reports had been written. Then, for some of the major U.S. Sun Belt cities, everything changed. Historic storms raged across the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, destroying property and lives and upending all the forecasts and predictions for property markets in the Southeast. Investors and developers were sent scrambling to reassess their analysis and financial models.

  • Costs, Resistance to Denser Development Holding Markets Like San Diego Back

    In many ways, San Diego illustrates the challenges facing many attractive U.S. cities, including the demand for affordable housing, struggling retail, and the need for more senior housing. At the top of the list is a strong community wariness of any new development, which has made it difficult to build meaningful mixed-use projects, said speakers during a January panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana.

  • Greece: Glimmers of Life

    January 18, 2018

    Hines, which recently opened operations in Athens, offers its view of prospects for an economic recovery following nearly a decade of austerity.

  • Dallas Fed Chair Sees Demographic, Financial Challenges Down the Road

    January 12, 2018

    With the Texas economy firing on all cylinders, 2018 looks to be another good year for many industries, including residential real estate and both the energy and industrial sectors. But key demographic changes could challenge the future prosperity of Texas and other states, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank president for the region speaking at a ULI event in Dallas.

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