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Impact of Opportunity Zones on Affordable Housing Not Yet Clear

A diverse group of experts presented a stark analysis of the rollout of federal Opportunity Zones during the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference in Newport Beach, California. Two years after the program was established, there is still confusion over regulations and implementation, they said.

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Addressing the U.S. Affordable Housing Issue at the State and Local Levels

Panelists at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference said that while the data paint a bleak picture of America’s housing affordability, the spending priorities of California’s new governor may be a sign of positive policy changes at a more local level.

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Urban Employers Looking at Solutions for Providing Housing

Recent moves by companies like tech giant Microsoft and health care provider Kaiser Permanente to invest in housing initiatives represent a form of “enlightened self-interest,” said panelists during the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference in Newport Beach, California.

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In Brief: Minneapolis, San Diego Are Top U.S. Multifamily Markets for 2019

According to a forecast by Marcus & Millichap, Minneapolis/St. Paul climbed two spots to head this year’s National Multifamily Index, as sustained apartment demand kept vacancy persistently tight, allowing for steady rent growth. San Diego also inched up two notches on solid rent growth to claim second place.

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Recent Articles

  • Preserving and Incentivizing Affordable Housing for California

    February 7, 2019

    With rental rates skyrocketing in many U.S. cities, more states are exploring ways to protect tenants and address the mounting issues of affordable housing, without wading into the controversial morass of rent control, said panelists during the ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference.

  • Steel Modules Speed Construction

    January 28, 2019

    A San Francisco developer imports Chinese steel modules to install 22 graduate student housing units in only four days.

  • A Policy Context for Addressing the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis

    January 22, 2019

    A shortage of affordable housing is only one component of a broader community development crisis.

  • ULX: Multifaceted Mixed Use

    January 14, 2019

    Ten projects create synergy among different uses.

  • In Brief: The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2018

    January 11, 2019

    The 50 top-selling U.S. master-planned communities (MPCs) during 2018 surpassed their sales totals for the previous year by an average of 5 percent, according to data from RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. The top two communities were both in Florida: the Villages, with 2,134 home sales, is once again the top-selling community in the country, followed by Sarasota, Florida’s Lakewood Ranch.

  • Maximizing the Value of Your Property through Your Cellular Antenna Leases

    January 9, 2019

    Sponsored Content: This article is brought to you by Crescendo Capital Partners. Many real estate professionals are facing or will face the opportunities and challenges that cellular leases present. Cellular leases—whether on a tower, rooftop, water tank, or billboard—can offer tremendous revenue potential when properly managed.

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