Industry Sectors

Soundstage Design Is Getting Modern and Vertical in New Streaming Era

Hollywood and the film industry has changed dramatically over the last several decades, especially in recent years with the rise of streaming networks.

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Affordability and Accessibility: From Bad to Worse in a Tight U.S. Housing Market

Many Americans are considered severely rent-burdened, as they spend more than 50 percent of their earnings on housing. For people with disabilities and the elderly, there is a triple whammy—prices are soaring, their incomes are not keeping pace, and only a fraction of housing is built to accommodate those with limited mobility.

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$2 Billion in New HUD Funds Available for Decarbonization, Resilience in Multifamily Buildings

The Green and Resilient Retrofit Program, a new program, has made funds available from the Inflation Reduction Act to support decarbonization and resilience upgrades.

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Outlook for Housing Attainability

Experts discuss the growing crisis of housing attainability for lower- and middle-income households across the United States, including ways the private and public sectors could help increase housing production, preserve existing affordable housing, and give more people access to housing; strategies for encouraging communities to accept more housing construction; and other related trends.

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Recent Articles

  • Scaling Growth across India and the Broader Office Sector in Asia Pacific

    July 10, 2023

    The second half of 2020 through to the following year was probably the busiest investment period in the two decades at Brookfield in the Asia Pacific region, according to the investment management firm managing partner and chief investment officer Lowell Baron. Baron spoke at a fireside chat session at the 2023 ULI Asia Pacific Summit opposite moderator Radha Dhir, JLL’s CEO and country head for India.

  • Multifamily Reckoning: Repricing Risk amid Higher Interest Rates

    June 30, 2023

    The next era of multifamily real estate will be led by managers that have the ability to produce alpha. The 2010s were defined by a seemingly never-ending bull market. The next cycle will remind investors of the importance of partnering with managers that apply an appropriate risk-reward analysis and have the skill and experience to add value at the real estate level to generate alpha. 

  • What Placemaking Means Today and into the Future

    June 18, 2023

    Curating and creating great spaces is at the heart of what industry players in the built environment sector do every day. Placemaking is the “art and science” of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

  • High Housing Costs and Shifting Attitudes Making Build-to-Rent More Viable in Asia Pacific

    June 5, 2023

    ULI Asia Pacific Young Leaders hosted a forum on housing attainability in May with a focus on Australia, China, and Singapore. The event started with a short presentation by Ken Rhee, Senior Director of ULI China and the primary author of the newly released 2023 ULI Asia Pacific Home Attainability Index.

  • One Environment: Infrastructure Strategies Bringing Nature Back to Cities

    Nature and water are often “hidden” in certain parts of cities, within confined structures or swamp ecosystems. The March ULI InfraXchange featured Michael Van Valkenburg Associate-led project Waterloo Greenway Waller Creek in Austin, Henning Larsen’s project with Jurong Lakeside Garden in Singapore, and ULI Philadelphia’s North Broad Renaissance Initiative, a ULI Curtis Infrastructure TAP project.

  • The Mall’s Metamorphosis: Toronto’s Final Urban Frontier

    May 17, 2023

    Shopping malls, the once-bustling hubs of commerce and community, are now facing an uncertain future in light of relentless urbanization and population growth. But as the city evolves, so too must these giants. At the 2023 ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto, industry leaders tackled this very question in the panel titled “Reimagining the Mall: The Final Urban Frontier.”

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