Market Trends

Repurposing Flexible Spaces Helping Singapore Developers Recover

Panelists at this year’s ULI Singapore Conference, held virtually for the first time, discussed the challenges they face as developers with recent workplace disruptions, how to allow for working remotely while catering to the needs of stakeholders, and the lasting impact the pandemic will have on the office and commercial real estate as a whole.

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Drawing High-End Consumers Back to Mixed-Use Retail

In a discussion of the ongoing transformation of U.S. retail, panelists participating in the ULI Spring Webinar Series agreed that the authenticity, differentiation, and transparency creating a sense of place in mixed-use retail spaces are likely to be what consumers seek in the future. Single-use spaces are about convenience, but that is only half of what consumers say they are looking for.

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In Brief: Where the Residential Growth Has Been in U.S. Neighborhoods

RCLCO’s Neighborhood Atlas framework initially examined the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country to classify each of their suburbs into one of five categories. RCLCO has expanded its analysis to cover six different types of urban neighborhoods as well, expanding to 100 of America’s largest metropolitan areas.

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Sidewalk Labs Planning Its Next Steps for Urban Innovation

Sidewalk Labs recently announced that it would withdraw from a proposed smart city project in Toronto. But Sidewalk is already in talks to repurpose those innovations, said participants in ULI’s Spring Meeting Webinar Series.

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Recent Articles

  • In Brief: London and Hong Kong Remain the Most Expensive Cities for Construction

    May 11, 2020

    New York and San Francisco are the most expensive cities in the United States for construction, according to Arcadis’s 2020 International Construction Cost Index, produced by international design and consultancy firm Arcadis. Both are in the top five internationally, with London, Hong Kong, and Geneva leading the list overall.

  • Owners and Tenants Adjusting to a New World for Multifamily

    April 1, 2020

    Multifamily property managers in the United States are developing a new playbook to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. The primary focus for apartment owners and managers is making sure their residents and employees are safe. At the same time, the industry is very much in the customer service business.

  • Audio: Leading Voices in Real Estate

    March 30, 2020

    ULI Los Angeles recently hosted a recording of Leading Voices in Real Estate, a podcast hosted by Matt Slepin, founder managing partner of Terra Search and a ULI Foundation Governor. Now in its third year, this podcast also recently featured Spencer Levy, chairman of Americas Research and senior economic advisor for CBRE, talking about COVID-19 and the early signs of impact on the commercial real estate market.

  • Insights for Real Estate Leaders on Public Health and the Built Environment

    March 27, 2020

    The global impact on human health and economic stability resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to quickly and dramatically elevate health and wellness as key factors influencing urban design and development as well as building management and operations, according to industry experts convened by ULI for a webinar on the impacts of the pandemic. The event was the first of a series of webinars being offered to explore how various aspects of the real estate industry are being affected by the virus and the industry’s response.

  • Activated Spaces Are Key to the Designs of the Future of Office, Residential, and Retail

    March 23, 2020

    Panelists at the 2020 ULI Arizona Trends Day discussed how they are reducing the focus on abundant parking to provide more walkable open space which can be activated. One transit-oriented development in Tempe is billing itself as “car free” as it emphasizes bike lanes, walking, and access to light rail.

  • Tenant Curation Leads to Revived St. Petersburg, Florida, Retail District

    At a ULI Central Florida event, panelists discussed their strategies for turning around a underperforming retail districts in nearby St. Petersburg, largely through the curation of a more specific tenant mix.

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