Market Trends

The Broker Whisper Price and Uncertainty in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Sellers of commercial real estate in today’s hypercompetitive market are focused on a number of objectives, including maximizing sales prices and ensuring that a selected buyer will close a transaction. On the other hand, prospective buyers are looking for any competitive advantage that will result in a successful acquisition. New research quantifies the effect of trusted relationships—and the price of doubt.

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Final Four Teams Announced for ULI Hines Student Competition

A graduate student team from Cornell University, two teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a team from the University of Maryland have been selected as the four finalists for the 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area.

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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 2018 ULI Europe 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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Recent Articles

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

    February 12, 2018

    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.

  • Demographic Shifts Keeping Kansas City Suburbs and Urban Core Viable

    February 2, 2018

    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.

  • 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.

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