Mixed-Use

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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Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • Urbanizing the Town Center of Columbia, Maryland

    March 12, 2018

    James Rouse’s visionary development is 50 years old. The process of urbanizing its town center may create a model for other suburban developments.

  • The $3 Billion Project Transforming Downtown Tampa

    February 28, 2018

    With roughly 58,000 people moving to the city of Tampa in 2016 alone, the region stands out as an example of accelerating U.S. growth. Water Street Tampa will give an urban facelift to Tampa’s skyline and double the downtown area in size.

  • Costs, Resistance to Denser Development Holding Markets Like San Diego Back

    January 22, 2018

    In many ways, San Diego illustrates the challenges facing many attractive U.S. cities, including the demand for affordable housing, struggling retail, and the need for more senior housing. At the top of the list is a strong community wariness of any new development, which has made it difficult to build meaningful mixed-use projects, said speakers during a January panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana.

  • Public/Private Partnerships Driving Growth in Cincinnati

    January 2, 2018

    At a recent ULI Cincinnati event, panelists agreed that a midsize market like Cincinnati needs cooperation between the public and private sectors to move things forward.

  • Pearl Mixed-Use Development: A San Antonio Gem

    December 22, 2017

    When three national magazines — U.S. News & World Report, Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure — give you glowing reviews, you must be doing something right. Such is the case with Hotel Emma, a 146-room luxury hotel that’s one of the numerous fascinating facets of San Antonio’s mixed-use Pearl complex, which rose from the historic but neglected Pearl Brewery.

  • From Brownfields to a New Transit-Oriented Downtown

    December 11, 2017

    Public/private partnerships build a mixed-use, urban-scaled community in Union City, California.

  • Playa Vista: From Spruce Goose to Google

    October 23, 2017

    The enormous mixed-use development on Los Angeles’s Westside is a tech and media hub. After decades of debate and false starts, Playa Vista is now home to more than 10,000 people.

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