Market Trends

Hospitality and Coworking Seen as Bright Spots for Investors in Asia

Japan’s hospitality sector, coworking across Asia’s cities, and core assets in Australia were picked as positive investment stories for the Asia Pacific region by a wide-ranging panel of experts at the ULI China Mainland Winter Meeting in Shanghai.

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Changing the Narrative on Affordable Housing in the Twin Cities

Stakeholders who have worked to push for more affordable housing know firsthand that it can often be a contentious issue. But what if there was a way to avoid strategies that “backfire” and instead leverage more effective messaging to build public will and get people excited about providing high-quality housing for everyone? Advocates for more affordable housing described what methods are working for them, including the recent zoning changes in Minneapolis, at a recent ULI Minnesota event.

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Urban Land‘s Most Popular Articles of 2018

As we close the books on 2018, we look back on the topics that resonated most with the online readers of Urban Land in the past year. Thank you to all of ULI’s members who contributed their expertise to many of these articles.

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As Pittsburgh’s Downtown Booms, Developers Look to Suburbs Again

Panelists at a recent ULI event talked about the region’s labor market and how rehabbing the suburbs to include more mixed-use amenities can drive retail transformation and denser development patterns.

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Recent Articles

  • Japan’s Retail, Banking Sectors Reacting to Disruptive Technologies

    December 10, 2018

    As part of a wide-ranging panel on adapting development to new technologies, held at the ULI Japan Fall Conference in Tokyo in November, industry leaders discussed using e-commerce data to drive development decisions, adapting Japan’s traditional banking sector for the future, and creating a more innovative startup culture.

  • Coworking Spaces Seen as Key Tenant for Houston Office

    December 7, 2018

    Coworking reigns as a core strategy, rather than a craze, against the backdrop of commercial real estate evolving from a space-leasing business to a service-delivery business, said speakers at a ULI Houston luncheon in November.

  • Melbourne, Singapore Are Top Cities in Emerging Trends in Real Estate®Asia Pacific 2019

    November 26, 2018

    Emerging Trends in Real Estate®Asia Pacific 2019, a real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC, has Melbourne and Singapore as the top cities for investment in the region, followed by Sydney, Tokyo, and Osaka. The report, which is being released at a series of events across Asia over the next several weeks, provides an outlook on Asia Pacific real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, and trends by property sector and metropolitan area.

  • In Brief: Dodge Momentum Index Declines in October

    The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.2 percent lower in October to 150.5 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 157.0. The index is a monthly measure of the initial report for North American nonresidential building projects in planning, published by analytics and workflow provider for the construction industry Dodge Data & Analytics, which has been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. October’s decline was the third-consecutive monthly decline.

  • Hospitality Market in Japan Increasingly Bifurcated between High- and Low-End Options

    The hotel industry in Japan is evolving, with new lodging models emerging, some of which incorporate elements of the burgeoning sharing economy. A panel of real estate and hotel experts at the ULI Japan Fall Conference, held in Tokyo in November, discussed the “capsule hotel” and other models in Japan.

  • In Brief: Costs Rising but U.S. Office Vacancy Stable in Third Quarter

    November 13, 2018

    The overall availability rate for U.S. office space was unchanged as of the end of the third quarter of 2018, remaining at 18.1 percent, according to the latest Savills Studley Report: National Office Sector from commercial services firm Savills Studley. San Francisco remains the tightest market in the country, with an availability rate of 9 percent, followed by Boston/Suffolk County, 9.7 percent; New York City, 11.6 percent; and Austin, 12.8 percent.

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