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ULI Fall Meeting Recaps

Artist, Planner Theaster Gates Is 2018 Recipient of ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

Internationally acclaimed artist and urban planner Theaster Gates was awarded the prize during the opening general session of the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting. Read More

ULI Global Chairman Tom Toomey: New Strategic Plan Supports the Capturing and Communicating of ULI Members’ Impact

ULI Global Chairman Thomas W. Toomey welcomed Fall Meeting attendees by pointing to the Institute’s long history of leadership in Boston: ULI’s first real estate education conference—a precursor to the Fall Meeting—was held in Boston in 1941; and the last Fall Meeting in Boston was in 2001, less than a month after 9/11. “Due to the leadership of ULI Boston, that [2001] meeting turned out to be especially meaningful in terms of being together and sharing ideas on the future of cities. That same desire for fellowship and to share knowledge is very much evident at the meeting this week,” Toomey said. Read More

Talent, Economic Diversity Connect Top Markets for Investment, Development: Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2019

The presence of a talented workforce and economic diversity are the main characteristics of this year’s top cities in the latest version of the ULI/PwC report. Read More

ULI Global CEO Ed Walter: “Together, We Can Ensure a Bright Future for Our Organization”

ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter provided highlights of the Institute’s Global Strategic Plan, which will help strengthen member engagement and impact, during remarks at the 2018 Fall Meeting’s closing general session. Read More

Recent Articles

  • ULI Member Perspective: Buffalo Bayou and Resilience in Houston (Video)

    2018-10-12 09:49:59 How can a park protect a city from extreme flooding? Houston’s 160-acre (65 ha) Buffalo Bayou Park demonstrated resilience during Hurricane Harvey, surviving the storm with minimal damage and providing critical green infrastructure to the city during the peak event. In this video, learn about the park’s design and development first hand from members of ULI’s Houston district council.
  • Manage Your Physical Presence to Enhance Confidence and Authority, Says Author Amy Cuddy

    2018-10-11 17:04:06 In the closing address at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, social psychologist and best-selling author Amy Cuddy urged audience members to alter their physical posture, speak more slowly, and use expansive breathing to feel more powerful and open to communicating with others.
  • Retail Revamps to Meet E-Commerce Challenges

    2018-10-11 16:00:14 Though e-commerce has not signed the death warrant for brick-and-mortar retail, the retail landscape varies vastly by sector and market—even by block in urban settings—and landlords must be more flexible than ever, said panelists speaking at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting.
  • Radical Tech Transformation Coming to Commercial Real Estate

    2018-10-11 15:30:28 The commercial real estate sector is poised to undergo a radical technological transformation in which it will be as quick and easy to buy or sell a home as it is to order a new iPhone, in which blockchain and digital tokens will allow commercial real estate assets to be split into tiny shares that can be easily traded, and in which construction companies will deploy autonomous bulldozers to grade sites and make up for a shortage of skilled labor. Those were just some of the transformative innovations described by venture capitalist Brad Greiwe in a session on technological change at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.
  • Talent, Economic Diversity Connect Top Markets for Investment, Development: Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2019

    2018-10-11 15:01:21 The presence of a talented workforce and economic diversity are the main characteristics of this year’s top cities in the latest version of the ULI/PwC report.
  • ULI Global CEO Ed Walter: “Together, We Can Ensure a Bright Future for Our Organization”

    2018-10-11 14:31:23 ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter provided highlights of the Institute’s Global Strategic Plan, which will help strengthen member engagement and impact, during remarks at the 2018 Fall Meeting’s closing general session.
  • Panelists Compare Use of Public/Private Partnerships in the U.S., Canada, and Australia

    2018-10-11 14:26:53 During a discussion about public/private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, panelists explored what types of infrastructure projects are likely to be best suited for the innovative tool in which public agencies can facilitate desired projects while shifting much of the development, financing, operating responsibility, and risk to private developers.
  • Author Scott Galloway Urges Breakup of Consumer Tech Giants

    2018-10-11 14:08:16 Best-selling author, entrepreneur, and New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway issued an impassioned call for the government breakup of Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, telling attendees at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting that the four giants of the digital-age economy have grown too large and powerful.
  • Addressing the “Missing Middle” in the Housing Market

    2018-10-10 18:53:28 Addressing the lack of affordable housing for the middle class is one of the biggest opportunities—and sources of frustration—for homebuilders, according to a panel of industry executives speaking during the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.
  • Online Investing in Real Estate through Crowdfunding Expected to Grow

    2018-10-10 18:08:16 Crowdfunding has captured the imagination—and money—of investors throughout the United States. While it is used for everything from charitable campaigns to launching startup businesses or paying legal fees, commercial real estate may be the largest online investment opportunity for crowdfunding to date, according to a panel at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.
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