In Brief: Nontraditional Investors Eye Hotel Assets, Driving Optimism for 2021

Though investor interest in the hospital sector was muted for most of 2020 in response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and global travel, the lodging industry is poised to rebound in 2021, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality’s annual Hotel Investment Outlook.

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In Brief: U.S. Multifamily Industry Likely Owed More Than $11 Billion

A study by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia showed that tenants who lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic may have already amassed $11 billion in rental arrears. Procedures for evictions and foreclosures may be failing the most vulnerable tenants and landlords.

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Honoring the Winners of the 2021 Urban Land Institute European Leadership Awards

ULI has announced the two winners of the 2021 ULI European Leadership Awards as part of its ULI Virtual Europe Conference.

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In Brief: New Home Lot Supply Drops to Cycle Lows

According to data provider Zonda, the U.S. New Home Lot Supply Index came in at 63.5 for the third quarter of 2020, representing an 8.9 percent drop year over year. Hear more about trends in U.S. housing policy and development at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference.

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Recent Articles

  • In Brief: “The Great Real Estate Reset”

    January 25, 2021

    ULI full member Christopher Coes has jointly published a multimedia essay through the Brookings Institution titled “The Great Real Estate Reset,” which cites the cyclical nature of the U.S. real estate industry as a whole and the opportunity to think differently in the year ahead given the current economic situation.

  • Lord Norman Foster among Keynote Speakers at 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference

    January 22, 2021

    There is still time to register for ULI Europe’s flagship event, the ULI Europe Conference, taking place February 8–10, for the first time as a virtual event. Keynote speakers participating in the conference include Lord Norman Foster, founder of Foster + Partners; Carlos Moreno, associate professor at Sorbonne University Paris and a leading proponent of the 15-minute city; Peter Frankopan, professor of global history at Worcester College, Oxford University; Philippe Close, mayor of Brussels; and Ric Lewis, executive chairman of Tristan Capital.

  • In Brief: 2020 Ends with Record-Setting Quarter for U.S. Industrial Sector

    January 15, 2021

    The U.S. industrial real estate market finished 2020 with a remarkably strong quarter, much of its resilience hinging on the acceleration of e-commerce, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield. The fourth quarter was the strongest for absorption ever, accounting for 89.8 million square feet (83.4 million sq m).

  • In Brief: Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities for 2020

    January 11, 2021

    The Villages, a retiree-focused community northwest of Orlando, in 2020 once again topped RCLCO’s listing of the 50 top-selling U.S. master-planned communities. Total new home sales among the communities were 20 percent higher in 2020 than the previous year, RCLCO reported.

  • In Brief: Preserving the Past While Creating the Office Spaces of the Future

    January 4, 2021

    Over the last 100 years, more than 4,200 buildings have been converted into office space through adaptive use across the United States, according to a report from data provider Yardi’s Commercial Search. Primarily, those conversions were from industrial space (61 percent), followed by retail (19 percent) and residential (5 percent).

  • Setting a Net-Zero Carbon Goal for 2050

    December 18, 2020

    In October, the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance announced an additional goal to reduce the operational carbon emissions of its members’ collective buildings to net zero by the year 2050. Eleven ULI Greenprint members have already publicly committed to this target on top of the 50 percent carbon reduction goal by 2030 that all ULI Greenprint members have already pledged.

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