Industry Sectors

In Brief: Four Demographic Trends Spurring an Overhaul of the U.S. Food and Beverage Industry

A CBRE analysis of U.S. consumer spending and demographic patterns suggests significant changes for food-and-beverage operators and the real estate they occupy, including a greater push for convenient, prepared foods; a growing millennial influence; and the emergence of inner-ring suburbs as the industry’s hottest market.

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What Do CRE Tenants Want? Workplaces as Customizable Tools

The commercial real estate sector must adjust to a trend in which corporate tenants increasingly see buildings as tools to recruit and retain talent and boost workforce productivity, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. Real estate developers need to focus on designing innovative, customized spaces and offering amenities that help their tenants meet their strategic goals concerning human capital.

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“Attainable Housing” May Trade Space and Luxury for Quality and Community

Homeownership is still the American dream, but the home Americans are dreaming about does not look like yesterday’s traditional house with its formal living and dining rooms, large yard, and price that is out of reach for many people. A panel of industry experts addressed the U.S. shortage of housing during the ULI Spring Meeting, prompted by a new report, Attainable Housing: Challenges, Perceptions, and Solutions, from ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and RCLCO.

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Building on the Potential of Seven Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

ULI Los Angeles, together with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), engaged the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Society to study seven half-mile (0.8 km) transit station areas in Los Angeles County in order to determine the positive effects that more development near transit might have on transit ridership, as well as on sustainability, economic development, health, and quality of life in Los Angeles.

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Recent Articles

  • Hotels That Spin Their Own Tales

    April 1, 2019

    Nashville’s new boutique hotels capitalize on a sometimes bawdy history, art and artifacts—and even a fictional persona.

  • Backing China’s Big Bet on Smart Cities

    March 15, 2019

    China’s largest insurer is backing the nation’s ambitious smart city program with investment in technology, panelists said during the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, held in Shenzhen, China.

  • Bringing More Mixed-Use Residential to Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    In 2018, downtown Fort Lauderdale added just over 1,000 residential units. An additional 3,000 units have already come to market so far in 2019, with more underway. While speakers at ULI Southeast Florida’s “Fort Lauderdale Emerges” event acknowledged the risk of overbuilding, they were also confident that a blockbuster mixed-use project will attract interest for decades to come.

  • Revisiting the Open-Office Revolution with Top Tech Employers

    March 14, 2019

    The conversion to primarily open-office floor plans over the past decade is now reaching adolescence, and like many revolutions has created problems as well as possibilities, panelists said at a ULI New York event in February.

  • Impact of Opportunity Zones on Affordable Housing Not Yet Clear

    February 14, 2019

    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. More than a year after the program was established, there is still confusion over regulations and implementation, they said.

  • 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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