Monthly Archives: May 2013

Developers, Health Officials Incorporating Wellness Into Plans

“We now know that developers can be more effective in achieving public health than the doctors in white coats.” Many trends have converged to create today’s epidemic of obesity and lack of physical fitness, agreed speakers at ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego. Real estate developers have the opportunity to contribute to a reversal of at least some of these trends by creating more healthy communities. Read More

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Barbells of the Housing Market: Appealing to Gen Y and Boomers

While the baby boomers and generation Y are a big piece of the puzzle, neither generation is monolithic, said panelists at ULI Spring Meeting. Appealing to all generations may be the safest path for residential and retail developers. Read More.

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Four Growth Strategies for Uncertain Times

Whether it comes in the form of the federal sequestration budget cuts or a new startup disrupting an entire industry, Geoff Colvin, author and senior editor of Fortune, told attendees of ULI Spring Meeting that companies and individuals are increasingly have to work around higher levels of uncertainty. Read More.

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Tech-Savvy Gen Y Wants a Shopping Experience

America’s 80-million-strong generation Y, the most tech-savvy generation yet, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing, says a new ULI report released last week at ULI Spring Meeting. Read More.

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The Future of Housing Demand is Compact, Urban, and Transit-friendly

Demand will continue to rise for infill residential development that is less car-dependent, while consumers’ desire could wane for isolated development in outlying suburbs, according to a new ULI report released last week at ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. Read More.

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ULI Report: Tech-Savvy Gen Y Still Flocks to Brick and Mortar Stores

Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing – as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new ULI report. Read the report.

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Where Americans Want to Live: ULI Report Explores Community Preferences

A new ULI report underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S.–in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos–will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. Read more about the findings in the America in 2013 report.

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