©Robert Benson. Fiber-cement panels placed between sets of windows increase the horizontality of the buildings and articulate facades. Planters and stone walls above parking in the eastern courtyard create a niche for a gas barbecue and a dining table.

Putting Urban Housing into a Transforming Industrial Area

International developer Hines turns an old factory site into transit-oriented urban housing near the terminus of Boston’s Red Line.

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    July 5, 2017

    The Southeast region continues to generate steady gains in commercial real estate performance as positive employment momentum converges with generally limited development pipelines.

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    May 16, 2017

    At a ULI North Texas event in Dallas, panelists said that the renewed optimism among small business owners, strong consumer confidence, and a robust U.S. job market suggest that the next recession may be further away than predicted just a year ago. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is well-positioned for further gains, as 16 competed or under construction projects near DART stations are forecast to produce $2 billion in economic development.

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    March 13, 2017

    Les Docks Village is a ground-floor rehabilitation of the Docks, a historic and emblematic structure built in 1857 on the Marseille harbor and purchased by J.P. Morgan in 2007.

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    February 27, 2017

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    February 13, 2017

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  • Loosening the Restrictions on FHA Condo Finance

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  • From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

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