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Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand


Over the past two decades, immigrants account­ed for about 28 percent of all household growth in the United States and have been a critical factor in the housing market’s recent recovery. Immigration policy is poised potentially to have a big impact on the continued improvement and overall health of the U.S. housing market. Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand examines the influence of immigrants in shaping urban growth patterns, particularly those who have entered the U.S. since the Great Among the key findings from the report: Without growth … Read More

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Harvesting the Value of Water Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate


Through regulations or incentives, more cities are looking to the private sector real estate community to help them manage stormwater runoff. Harvesting the Value of Water explains why stormwater is important to cities, outlines the policy landscape, and includes eleven case studies of innovative approaches to green infrastructure that had positive financial, operational, or design outcomes. Learn how developers and designers: Increased developable land Reduced drainage system costs Enhanced property value Improved amenities, aesthetics, and marketing appeal Read the Full Report This complimentary report was made possible by the generous … Read More

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ULI is its Members


You deliver on our mission. You enhance our communities. You shape the future of our industry. We wanted to know how we could make an even greater impact and provide an even better experience for members. You told us how important ULI is to you and what could be improved. We have listened and we have made substantial changes. Fundamentally, this means more opportunities for more members. Watch the full video to see how we are improving the ULI experience. Our work is not finished. We are just getting started. … Read More

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Winning team proposes “Burnet Square” for Avondale in second UC-ULI Cincinnati case competition


On October 29, at the University of Cincinnati, five student teams made their final presentations vying for a $5000 award, in the second annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cincinnati Case Competition. The event concluded an eight week course done in collaboration with UC Real Estate Program and Center, UC College of DAAP’s Niehoff Urban Studio and ULI Cincinnati. The assigned case this year was a 5.5 acre mixed use site in Avondale, located near Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Information on the site was provided to the teams with the help of Franz … Read More

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The Pressing Need for Density


The need to create successful, dense urban environments has never been greater: 54 percent of the world’s population – some 3.9 billion people – lives in urbanized areas, and the number of people living in cities around the world will increase by one billion by 2030. Solving this challenge presented by an increasingly crowded planet requires effective management of rapid urbanization to create livable, prosperous cities. Density is an important tool in this respect, but comes in different forms than we have seen in the past. This presents two key … Read More

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Real Estate Pros Optimistic about Next Three Years


A commentary on the April 2015 Real Estate Consensus Forecast by William Maher of LaSalle Investment Management The latest survey results of the semi-annual ULI/E&Y Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, predict three more years of very favorable real estate conditions in the US. The survey was completed by 46 real estate economists in March 2015. Areas where optimism is most pronounced over the 2015-7 forecast period include: Net job growth should be 2.9 million per year, compared to a long … Read More

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New ULI Case Study: 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

A distinctively different hotel, the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati features not only historic architecture but also fine art in a museum-quality setting. The project is also an exemplary public/private partnership that yielded the first full-service hotel to be developed in Cincinnati in 28 years. The building is an innovative hybrid of a vibrant contemporary art museum and a 156-room boutique hotel that is at the hub of a growing arts and entertainment district and has contributed to the revitalization of Cincinnati’s downtown. A masterful orchestration of century-old historic details and … Read More

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Key Housing Findings from the America in 2015 Survey

America in 2015

The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is pleased to partner with the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative on the latest ULI community survey, America in 2015. This biennial national survey assesses Americans’ views on their housing, transportation, and community options. Read Full Story

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Get a Global Outlook on 2015 Emerging Trends

Emerging Trends Global Outlook

The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015, according to Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, an annual forecast of global real estate investor sentiment, published jointly by PwC and ULI. The report, based on the views of senior global property investors, identifies several “megatrends” affecting markets around the world, each of which has implications for development and investment: Increasing urbanization (the majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas). Demographic and social changes … Read More

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Envision Stadium’s Conversion to Park on Astrodome Tour


Many in Houston have forgotten that the Astrodome was once called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and that Mickey Mantle hit the first home run there. Its sports teams have moved on to newer, glitzier facilities, and the decrepit and dirty stadium has been vacant for nearly a decade. With no easy answers apparent in the long quest to find a new purpose for the county-owned stadium, some of Houston’s elected and civic leaders now advocate demolition of the dome. But late in 2014, hope and optimism were reborn … Read More

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