Industry Sectors

Preserving a Critical Tool for U.S. Public/Private Development

While the $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is widely seen as beneficial for commercial real estate, one provision would eliminate a municipal financing tool that has been essential for housing, infrastructure, and industrial development investment for decades.

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Dining and Other Amenities Boosting the Modern Shopping Center

Trading Up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure have in supporting shopping centers as they adapt to retail sales moving online. This year, the research extends that topic to consider how the addition of community amenities is also emerging among shopping center owners.

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ULX: Public Transit Architecture

Ten facilities—all completed during the past five years—raise public transit’s profile with architectural flair while smoothing the way for commuters and travelers.

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How Small Commercial Projects Can Become Innovation Hubs

Two small-scale developers detailed at ULI’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles how the story arc of an imaginative building can be full of drama, setbacks, and plot twists.

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Recent Articles

  • Flying Flagless in the Hospitality Industry

    October 26, 2017

    Most hotels in the United States operate under the umbrella of large hospitality chains such as Hilton or Marriott. But today’s hotel owners and investors are increasingly flying solo, eschewing big-brand affiliations to create their own independent identities.

  • “Magic” Johnson Is Setting His Sights on Infrastructure Deals

    NBA champion and dedicated urban developer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is targeting a new prize—infrastructure. “If you look at infrastructure in America, it’s old,” he told the audience at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.

  • Coming to Master-Planned Communities: Data-Driven Marketing, Renters—and Flying Uber Rides

    Modular units, virtual reality, rental homes, data-driven marketing—and even autonomous flying passenger vehicles—will transform master-planned communities in the coming years, a group of developers and marketers said during a panel discussion at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles.

  • Fulfillment Centers Spur Competition for Industrial Real Estate

    With consumers increasingly expecting to tap their smartphones and find a product on their doorstep within hours, e-commerce is creating an ever more intense demand for industrial real estate near population centers that can used for last-mile logistics, according to panelists at ULI’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles.

  • Inside the Office Space Revolution

    The transformation of office space continues, with collaborative, shared spaces replacing traditional private offices and cubicles.

  • Property Managers See No End to Industrial Sector Boom

    October 25, 2017

    Driven by an e-commerce boom, industrial real estate is in the midst of a golden age that shows no signs of waning, despite lingering concerns about the long-term health of traditional retailers, a group of industrial property managers said during a panel discussion at the 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles.

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