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The 2020 ULI Annual Report: Successfully Navigating a Rapidly Changing World

This report shows how ULI—through our members—is continuing to make a positive, lasting difference in communities around the world.

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UDR’s Pacific City: When You’re Here, You’re on Vacation

SPONSORED POST: The Residences at Pacific City is an award-winning, LEED Silver–certified, 516-home community developed by UDR and situated in a prime location off the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California. It is one of over 20 UDR communities that have obtained sustainability certifications, and a portion of its development was funded through the capital raised in UDR’s initial Green Bond offering.

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With Record-Breaking Class Size, ULI/REAP 2020 Fall Academy Building Real-Life Connections in Commercial Real Estate

In mid-December, Project REAP and ULI held a ceremony celebrating the 190 graduates who completed the ULI/REAP Online Academy in 2020. But this year’s graduating class is unique—not only by being the largest single cohort in the program’s 22-year history, but also by being conducted virtually from start to finish, which allowed for a broader geographic pool of participants.

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Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Takes Center Stage

Supported in part by the Urban Land Institute, the Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Virtual Summit brought together more than 450 attendees in November. The focus of this year’s summit was diversifying the commercial real estate industry from the executive leadership and entrepreneurial perspective. In past years, the summit drew primarily from the greater New York City area, but by going virtual it was able to attract a larger pool of attendees and speakers.

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Recent Articles

  • CRE Executive Survey: How Sponsors Are Planning for Lean, Agile Growth in 2021

    December 7, 2020

    SPONSORED POST: To better understand how real estate investment managers are planning for the year ahead, Juniper Square recently conducted a survey of 45 principals, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs representing a mix of regional and nationwide sponsors of varying sizes.

  • Confronting COVID-19: The Rising Imperative of Integrating Health and Social Equity into Development

    December 2, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice have spurred the real estate community to more fully factor health and social equity into all aspects of urban planning, design, and development, according to participants in a webinar hosted in mid-November by ULI. The event focused on two new ULI publications, Health and Social Equity in Real Estate: State of the Market and Health and Social Equity in Real Estate: Examples from the Field.

  • 2020 Allen Matkins’ View from the Top: Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Trends

    November 30, 2020

    The annual Allen Matkins “View from the Top” event looked a little different this year, having gone virtual for the first time in its 13-year history. But that didn’t stop nearly 1,700 attendees from gathering online to hear panels of the country’s top industry leaders—including economists, investors, developers, owners, and brokers—discuss the latest trends in commercial real estate, how the pandemic has had, and will have, an impact the industry, and what’s in store for 2021 and beyond.

  • The ULI Foundation: 50 Years of Giving Back

    November 23, 2020

    As a charitable 501(c)3 organization that supports the Institute’s mission-driven programs—from district councils enacting change on a local level to UrbanPlan introducing the concepts of real estate and planning to the next generation of developers—the ULI Foundation is dedicated to supporting ULI’s mission of improving cities around the globe.

  • By Going Virtual, ULI/REAP Fall Academy Draws from Broader Pool of Talent

    November 19, 2020

    The ULI/REAP Virtual Fall Academy launched with more than 150 candidates enrolled in the live and on-demand programming running through graduation in mid-December. Participants were also invited to ULI’s Fall Meeting and provided with ULI memberships to jump-start their professional transition.

  • ULI Launches Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, Promoting Solutions in Cities Worldwide

    November 10, 2020

    ULI has announced the launch of the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, a multiyear initiative to identify and promote infrastructure solutions to create equitable, resilient cities and enhance long-term community value. The initiative aims to provide research and practical tools to help ULI members advance infrastructure investment and identify new solutions to local infrastructure issues, as well as directly support member engagement at the local level through the Institute’s 52 district councils.

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