Industry Sectors

Outlook for Housing the Middle Class

How can the real estate industry do a better job of meeting the needs of middle-income renters and buyers?

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How the New U.S. Tax Law Affects Community Development Projects

Important tax credits were preserved in the new federal tax law, but lower corporate rates shrink their value.

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KaDeWe: Operating on a Beating Heart in Berlin

Berlin’s landmark luxury shopping center is being refreshed at a price in the hundreds of millions and with Rem Koolhaas at the helm.

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Using Technology to Enhance Community Experiences in Multifamily

Panelists at a ULI Boston event in April said that a newfound purpose for technology is emerging in multifamily segments—fostering a sense of community within the buildings and their surrounding neighborhoods.

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Recent Articles

  • In Brief: Restaurants and Coffee Shops Lead International Retail Expansion

    May 29, 2018

    Restaurants and coffee-shop chains increased their lead as the most active retail category for international expansion, capitalizing on a global effort by landlords to make their shopping centers more inviting by adding more experiential, internet-proof uses, according to a new report from CBRE.

  • People-Driven Design: Planning for the Urban Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    May 24, 2018

    Just as a century ago, when the arrival of the personal automobile fundamentally changed our society, the advent of AVs as our main mode of transportation will trigger another shift in people’s lives. To ensure that the changes will enhance the urban experience, cities and their private sector partners need to start planning for this new world.

  • ULX: Open Spaces amid Density

    May 21, 2018

    The following ten projects in the Asia Pacific region—all completed during the past five years—include restored headlands, contaminated canals and marshes cleaned up to serve as wildlife habitats, and a row of parking spaces revamped as a piazza.

  • Office Landlords Increase Focus on Enhanced Workplace Experience to Retain Tenants

    A sea change is taking place in the way companies use office space design, amenities, and location to attract the most talented employees to their firms. Speaking at a ULI Boston event in May, panelists said that while lease flexibility is key to attracting desirable tenants, so is the user experience of the building itself.

  • Best Returns May Lie Out of the Spotlight for Hong Kong’s Value-Add Market

    While investment volumes in commercial real estate in Hong Kong were up strongly last year, flagship office buildings and prime development sites are beyond the reach of all but a handful of players. For most investors, more interesting opportunities lie in other, less-visible parts of the market. Rather than waiting for (and possibly missing) the next correction, investors who are willing to roll up their sleeves may find opportunities away from the spotlight.

  • Fighting for Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

    May 15, 2018

    The District’s government, a private developer, and community activists agree on the need to preserve affordable housing. But the details sparked a multiyear battle.

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