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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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  • Inside the Office Space Revolution

    October 26, 2017

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

  • From Mill City to Innovation Hub: Relocating a Global Headquarters Outside Boston

    September 20, 2017

    Lowell, Massachusetts, received a major boost in ongoing efforts to transform into a center of innovation when Kronos—a homegrown Massachusetts workforce management software and services company—decided to relocate its global headquarters, taking a half-million square feet (46,500 sq m) close to the city’s revitalized downtown.

  • San Antonio Focusing on Revitalizing Downtown with Office, Residential, and Green Space

    August 10, 2017

    Ten years ago, San Antonio’s bond program dedicated a mere $10 million to downtown improvements. By 2012, that number had jumped to $90 million, and the most recent bond initiative, passed in May, earmarks $170 million for downtown projects.

  • Making the Case for Health: Insights from the First WELL Projects

    With a handful of WELL-certified projects now in operation and hundreds in the certification pipeline, real estate owners and developers are starting to take a hard look at the business case for healthy building certification.

  • Design Convergence: The Built Environment Reflects the Work/Life Blur

    July 31, 2017

    With portable electronic devices allowing people to work from anywhere and at any time, the lines dividing office, hospitality, and home design are blurring.

  • Bringing Coworking Concepts and Other Office Concepts to Japan

    June 27, 2017

    Delegates at ULI Japan’s recent Spring Conference, held in Tokyo, heard from a number of landlords operating a number of different models for office occupation about how their operations worked and their thoughts on the future.

  • In Brief: Global Prime Office Rents Rise 1.9 Percent Year-over-Year

    June 26, 2017

    Central Hong Kong and London’s West End topped the latest list of prime office occupancy costs, according to CBRE Research’s latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report. “The global top ten list reflects the ongoing strength of global gateway cities in attracting and maintaining a successful occupier base,” said Richard Barkham, global chief economist at CBRE.

  • Industrial REITs Post Soft Performance Despite Surging Demand

    May 22, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Office REITs Face Oversupply in Key Markets, Shift to Secondary Markets Elsewhere

    May 15, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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