Economy, Market & Trends

How Technology Allowed ULI to Push Forward

Decisions made years ago to invest in new technologies—and to continually upgrade existing platforms—allowed ULI to pivot rapidly to online delivery of vital member services.

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Prepping for Post-COVID: Accelerating Investments while Repositioning Lagging Sectors

While many businesses in the United States have been coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for a year or longer, the broader availability of vaccines and a rebounding global economy are cause for more optimism than skepticism across the real estate industry, said industry leaders participating in a recent ULI webinar. Industrial, self-storage, and single-family rentals have been some of the sectors surging, while laggard sectors are still betting on a burgeoning recovery. 

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Three Developers Greening the U.S. Housing Industry

Much of the United States is walking a fine line between providing much-needed housing and also meeting federal, state, and local sustainability goals. Three panelists shared how the seek to meet or exceed or exceed those goals at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in March.

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A Renewable Resource: Modernizing Toronto’s Apartment Towers

A half century or more into their service life, the need to retrofit and revitalize postwar apartments towers across Canada has never been more critical. Compounding the growing inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the purpose-built rental housing is in need of renewal. Retrofitting costs—as well as financing retrofits while maintaining housing affordability—continue to be a primary barrier.

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Recent Articles

  • Fact-Checking Claims about 5G Wireless Technology

    March 29, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Although it could be three to five years before the promise of 5G internet can be realized in offices and multifamily spaces, the real estate industry is starting to think about what kind of impact 5G will have inside the built environment.

  • Confronting the Acute Shortage of Attainable U.S. Homes

    March 22, 2021

    COVID-19 has exacerbated a crisis of middle-income households being unable to find attainable homes, with frontline workers faring particularly badly, according to a comprehensive data-informed study from the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

  • Outlook for Technology: Americas

    March 5, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Members of ULI’s Technology and Real Estate councils discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s shakeup of work/life patterns, how technologies enable new ways of working and living, technologies on the horizon that hold promise for the future, and other related trends.

  • Creating Models for a More Sustainable Future for Retail

    March 3, 2021

    A return to the “old normal” before the global coronavirus pandemic is neither possible nor desirable, a panel of retail leaders agreed at “Experience the Experience,” ULI Asia Pacific’s premier retail event of 2021.

  • Retail’s Not-So-Artificial Intelligence

    February 18, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Owning retail space has been challenging since the Great Recession. You likely know the reasons why: overbuilding, the internet, rapacious private equity, too many lackluster tenants. You also know that every move you make—every breath you take—is recorded by your mobile phone. This latter circumstance has allowed a clever company to develop possibly the most useful tool for commercial real estate since Hewlett Packard introduced the HP-12C financial calculator in 1981.

  • Paris Embracing the Compact Density of 15-Minute Neighborhoods

    The mayor of Paris is embracing the ville du quart d’heure—translated as 15-minute city—the first time that a leading politician in France’s largest city had backed the idea, particularly as a reelection strategy.

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