Economy, Market & Trends

In Brief: Mixed Signals for Downtown Office in Washington, D.C.

The economic recovery in Washington, D.C., continued through the close of the third quarter of 2021.  Office leasing activity is ongoing, though at a slower pace than years past, while asking rents are rising (up 2.1 percent from 2020 according to Newmark). The overall D.C. vacancy rate is just over 18 percent, according to CBRE.

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UL Interview: Jonathan F.P. Rose

Longtime ULI Trustee Jonathan F.P. Rose has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Rose recently spoke with Urban Land about his holistic approach to building communities of opportunity.

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U.S. Infrastructure Legislation Provides Generational Opportunity to Drive Equitable Development

A recent ULI webinar provided an overview of U.S. infrastructure spending and the details of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Then the panelists discussed projects in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., that demonstrate how infrastructure investment supports equitable and desirable development.

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Master-Planned Communities Embracing Next Generation of White-Labeled Mobile Apps

One company is building mobile applications to bring a deeper sense of community and communication to master-planned communities.

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Recent Articles

  • Next Generation of Leaders in Asia Pacific Embrace Change and Innovation

    November 9, 2021

    A focus on technology, diversity, and the impact of the post-COVID world are key for the next generation of ULI Asia Pacific member leaders, said panelists at the ULI Asia Pacific REImagine event. The second day of the virtual conference featured some of the brightest young leaders in real estate in the region, talking about their priorities, their ambitions, and their recipes for success.

  • Outlook for Urban Revitalization

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: How can urban cores rebound from the pandemic? Members of ULI’s Urban Revitalization councils discuss the pandemic’s potential long-term effects on development in urban cores, opportunities for creative redevelopment, steps municipalities can take, ways to enhance resilience in urban cores, and other trends.

  • Cybernetics Expert Advocates for Systems-Led Thought Process and Balancing Risk with Innovation

    November 4, 2021

    Technology, cybernetics, and the importance of innovation were at the heart of the final day of ULI Asia Pacific’s REImagine virtual conference. Keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Ball spoke about the importance of innovation and using systems-led thinking in order to build better cities and spaces.

  • Life Sciences Sector Attracts Top Talent with Modern Lab Space

    October 29, 2021

    The life sciences industry is booming, and recruiting and retaining talent is the top concern for the leaders of life sciences companies, according to a panel of four Chicago-based experts who spoke at a concurrent session during the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting.

  • JP Morgan Chase Commits More Than $13 Billion to Closing Racial Wealth Gap

    In October 2020, JPMorgan Chase announced a $30 billion Racial Equity Commitment to help close the racial wealth gap among Black, Hispanic and Latino communities. In the last year, JPMorgan Chase has deployed or committed more than $13 billion of its $30 billion goal largely driven by affordable rental housing preservation and homeownership refinance, which were existing products and processes where the firm took prompt action to do more. 

  • How Employer/Employee Negotiations Could Shape the Future of Office

    October 26, 2021

    Urban Land sat down with Project Management Advisors president and CEO Roger McCarron during the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago to talk about the employer/employee return-to-office “negotiations.”

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