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Addressing the “Missing Middle” in the Housing Market

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.

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Creating an Authentic Performance Space in Philadelphia through Adaptive Use

When events mega-company LiveNation approached Philadelphia design firm EwingCole about transforming the former Ajax Metal Company into a 3,000-person music venue and entertainment complex, it was a daunting proposition, said speakers at a recent ULI Philadelphia event which toured the site. Modeled off the iconic 1960s venue in San Francisco, Live Nation now operates six Fillmore-branded venues across the United States, with a seventh on the way in New Orleans.

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Financial Crisis Helped Highlight Advantages of Mixed-Use Development for Investors

A panel discussion at the recent ULI Europe Real Estate Forum in Dublin examined how investors are driving demand for and managing mixed-use districts and buildings. Speakers said that rather than many small and varied projects, they have concentrated on fewer and larger high-return projects.

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Keeping Housing Affordable as the Dallas/Fort Worth Region Continues to Grow

The city of Dallas’s first-ever comprehensive housing policy is drawing significant interest from real estate professionals, but building affordable housing in one of the nation’s most income-segregated cities remains a significant challenge. A group of housing experts gathered in September to discuss the policy and affordable housing opportunities at an event hosted by ULI North Texas.

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Recent Articles

  • In Brief: Six Midyear Trends in the U.S. Hotel Sector

    September 24, 2018

    According to research by Marcus & Millichap, the accelerating U.S. economy, supported by strong employment growth and rising confidence levels, bodes well for continued hotel property performance. Elevated consumer and business confidence levels will likely buoy room demand through the remainder of the year, keeping occupancy at a record high and supporting growth in revenue per available room.

  • A Mixed-Use Vertical Village Revives a Retail Ruin in Memphis

    September 17, 2018

    A former Sears, Roebuck & Company distribution center and retail location in the Crosstown neighborhood of Memphis with historic landmark status has evolved into a mixed-use project with retail, health and educational space, plus apartments.

  • Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood and Longwood Medical Area

    The area surrounding the historic baseball stadium has been transfigured by new residential skyscrapers where fast-food restaurants once stood, in addition to high-tech health companies and a market concept popular in Portugal.

  • In Brief: Investors Say Coworking Space Well Positioned for Potential Downturn

    September 7, 2018

    According to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield, flexibile office space could triple in size in the coming years, representing 5 to 10 percent of office inventory in many markets. Investors also believe coworking is well positioned to weather an economic downturn.

  • Smaller Floor Plans, Focus on Customer Experience Help Reinvent Retail in Denver

    September 4, 2018

    Retailers are focusing their physical presences on offering excellent customer service and curation of products, said panelists at a ULI Colorado event in Denver. The event itself was held at the Dairy Block, an example of new retail projects that are animating both commercial and public spaces with experimental and experiential places for people to shop, eat, drink, be entertained, and find community.

  • In Brief: U.S. Data Center Leasing on Pace for Record Year, Says CBRE

    August 31, 2018

    Demand from growing cloud-computing providers has set the U.S. data center market on pace to break 2017’s record leasing activity, according to CBRE’s latest U.S. Data Center Trends Report. Northern Virginia and Phoenix are also seeing significant new construction to meet demand.

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