For Owners of Older Commercial Buildings, the Time to Upgrade Your Air Filtration System Is Now

A ULI member from the San Francisco Bay Area weighs the pros and cons of converting the HVAC system of a 1960s-era office building given the current economics and tenant needs.

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  • Life Sciences Continue to Be Driving Force in the Boston Metro Area’s Economy  

    June 22, 2020

    While the various segments of the Greater Boston commercial real estate industry grapple with how to return to operations safely as the global pandemic persists, the region’s life science sector continues to thrive. Acquisition, development, and leasing of laboratory properties remain robust in Boston and Cambridge as well as in the submarkets, according to a panel of life science property owners recently assembled for a ULI Boston webinar.

  • Building Highly Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Workplaces: Tenant and Owner Perspectives

    November 20, 2019

    Greening the workplace beyond the existing building code requirements requires both tenants and owners to prioritize investing in and tracking sustainability. Two panels of experts, one composed of tenant representatives and the other of property owner representatives, discussed their challenges and solutions at “Beyond Code for a Greener Bay Area: Owner and Tenant Solutions for Sustainable Buildouts,” an event organized by ULI San Francisco and ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program.

  • In Brief: Tech Employment Growth Spilling Over to Less Established Markets

    August 19, 2019

    Tightening availability of tech talent in leading markets has spurred hiring momentum in smaller and upstart markets in the United States and Canada—such as Tucson, Arizona, and Waterloo, Ontario—as expanding tech employers seek additional labor pools, according to CBRE’s annual Scoring Tech Talent report.

  • Empowering Tenants to Build Out Sustainably with the Tenant Energy Optimization Program

    July 23, 2019

    No introduction required for the Empire State Building, likely the most famous office building in the world. Already an icon and a historic landmark, it is also becoming a symbol of the future, thanks to a showcase renovation that overhauled the bones of the 88-year-old structure, and ongoing efforts to implement ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP), the focus of a half-day event in that building in July.

  • Sensor-Driven “Internet of Things” Is Crucial to Sustainability and Building Management

    July 11, 2019

    A technology expert speaking at ULI Europe’s Real Estate Forum in Copenhagen in June described the evolving best practices for using sensors to enhance building management and tenant satisfaction.

  • More Flexible Leases, Changes to Common Spaces Driving Future of Workplaces

    June 21, 2019

    The evolution of the workplace is being driven by changing demands and the power of big data, said speakers representing developers, designers, futurists, and millennials at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai.

  • As Texas Grows, Large Employers Often Target Space outside CBDs

    May 13, 2019

    As shown by high-profile developments in metro areas like Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is redefining the notion of the central business district (CBD), said the president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corp. speaking at the ULI Texas Forum in Austin. Companies will maintain urban footprints, he said, but a number of major employers in the Austin area are expanding away from the downtown.

  • What Do CRE Tenants Want? Workplaces as Customizable Tools

    April 22, 2019

    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.

  • 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.

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