ULI Member Perspective: Buffalo Bayou and Resilience in Houston (Video)

How can a park protect a city from extreme flooding? Houston’s 160-acre (65 ha) Buffalo Bayou Park demonstrated resilience during Hurricane Harvey, surviving the storm with minimal damage and providing critical green infrastructure to the city during the peak event. In this video, learn about the park’s design and development first hand from members of ULI’s Houston district council.

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Manage Your Physical Presence to Enhance Confidence and Authority, Says Author Amy Cuddy

In the closing address at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, social psychologist and best-selling author Amy Cuddy urged audience members to alter their physical posture, speak more slowly, and use expansive breathing to feel more powerful and open to communicating with others.

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Retail Revamps to Meet E-Commerce Challenges

Though e-commerce has not signed the death warrant for brick-and-mortar retail, the retail landscape varies vastly by sector and market—even by block in urban settings—and landlords must be more flexible than ever, said panelists speaking at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting.

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Radical Tech Transformation Coming to Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate sector is poised to undergo a radical technological transformation in which it will be as quick and easy to buy or sell a home as it is to order a new iPhone, in which blockchain and digital tokens will allow commercial real estate assets to be split into tiny shares that can be easily traded, and in which construction companies will deploy autonomous bulldozers to grade sites and make up for a shortage of skilled labor. Those were just some of the transformative innovations described by venture capitalist Brad Greiwe in a session on technological change at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.

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  • ULI Global CEO Ed Walter: “Together, We Can Ensure a Bright Future for Our Organization”

    October 11, 2018

    ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter provided highlights of the Institute’s Global Strategic Plan, which will help strengthen member engagement and impact, during remarks at the 2018 Fall Meeting’s closing general session.

  • Author Scott Galloway Urges Breakup of Consumer Tech Giants

    Best-selling author, entrepreneur, and New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway issued an impassioned call for the government breakup of Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, telling attendees at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting that the four giants of the digital-age economy have grown too large and powerful.

  • ULI Forecast Highlights Bifurcated Retail Sector, Strength in Industrial

    October 1, 2018

    Results from the fall ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast show a rise in economic expansion in 2018, with growth tapering in 2019 and 2020. Tax reform is largely credited with the economic bounce that has occurred this year, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth that jumped from 2.2 percent in 2017 to an expected 3 percent this year, according to the survey conducted by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.

  • In Brief: Six Midyear Trends in the U.S. Hotel Sector

    September 24, 2018

    According to research by Marcus & Millichap, the accelerating U.S. economy, supported by strong employment growth and rising confidence levels, bodes well for continued hotel property performance. Elevated consumer and business confidence levels will likely buoy room demand through the remainder of the year, keeping occupancy at a record high and supporting growth in revenue per available room.

  • In Brief: Singapore Retakes Lead as Asia’s Largest Outbound Investor, Says CBRE

    September 17, 2018

    Asian outbound capital deployment remains robust amid a recent slowdown of Chinese outbound real estate investment. In the first half of 2018, outbound investment activity totaled US$25.3 billion, led by Singaporean capital, which accounted for 36 percent of the region’s total, according to recent data compiled by CBRE.

  • Video: Social Psychologist and Author Amy Cuddy to Speak at ULI Fall Meeting

    September 10, 2018

    Social psychologist and bestselling author Amy Cuddy will give a keynote at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting. Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Cuddy, who teaches leadership at Harvard, earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University. Her book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges is a bestseller and has been published in 30 languages.

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