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Urban Land Institute

  • A New Vision for Empty Parking Fields
    As vehicle use and shopping habits change rapidly, densified parking areas can free up space for new uses that benefit the community. The post A New Vision for Empty Parking Fields appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.
    - 1 day ago 22 May 19, 4:39pm -
  • Planning for More Sustainable Flood Protection Plan in Hanoi
    The CallisonRTKL planning and urban design team with Arcadis socioeconomic, water, environmental, and infrastructure teams developed a strategic urban waterfront assessment of the Red River in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The team was asked by the…
    - 2 days ago 21 May 19, 7:54pm -
  • ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Announces Three New Members
    The ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of th…
    - 2 days ago 21 May 19, 5:57pm -
  • Housing Grows Taller with Light-Steel Construction
    A light-gauge steel structural system allows an apartment building to rise 12 stories above five parking levels in Atlanta.The post Housing Grows Taller with Light-Steel Construction appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.
    - 3 days ago 20 May 19, 4:02pm -
  • Funding ULI Diversity Initiatives in Four U.S. Regions
    Ten years ago, ULI Colorado launched its Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI). The grass-roots program has become a model within the Institute for fostering education and career opportunities for people of color and women that is now poised for na…
    - 3 days ago 20 May 19, 2:35pm -
  • Regional Spotlight: U.S. West
    With a youthful and highly educated workforce, an expanding technology sector, and strong population growth, the U.S. West remains one of the country’s economic powerhouses. The younger demographics in the West, including California, Washington, Or…
    - 6 days ago 17 May 19, 9:08pm -
  • Prioritizing Parks and Public Space, as Well as Housing, for San Antonio
    In late April, ULI convened a group of land use member experts in San Antonio for an Advisory Services panel supported by the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The panelists, working with panel sponsor Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation and support…
    - 6 days ago 17 May 19, 6:32pm -
  • Finalists Named for 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence
    Nineteen extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, which is widely recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs. Th…
    - 8 days ago 15 May 19, 7:04pm -
  • ULI Case Study: Park 8Ninety, Missouri City, Texas
    An infill development site near Houston yields warehouse and flex space—and a new lake for a city park.The post ULI Case Study: Park 8Ninety, Missouri City, Texas appeared first on Urban Land Magazine.
    - 10 days ago 13 May 19, 4:39pm -
  • As Texas Grows, Large Employers Often Target Space outside CBD
    As shown by high-profile developments in metro areas like Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is redefining the notion of the central business district (CBD), said the president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corp. spea…
    - 10 days ago 13 May 19, 4:08pm -


  • Industrial Sector Embraces Innovation as Consumer Demand Stays Strong
    Amid a strong economy and surging demand for consumer products, industrial remains one of the hottest segments in the commercial real estate industry. That’s in spite of a minor cooling off that’s predicted for 2019 after several years of excepti…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 19, 1:34pm -
  • Opportunity Zones Spur Talent Crunch
    Commercial real estate hiring remains steady after hitting a two-and-a-half year high in January 2019, driven by an unexpected upswing in acquisitions and development jobs that are driving a 25% increase in 2019 CRE hiring, according to the SelectLea…
    - 3 days ago 20 May 19, 1:58pm -
  • Proposed Property Tax Initiative Endangers Prop 13 Protections
    Markets love certainty. Big jumps or big dips may be great opportunities for day traders to make money, but they’re risky for those in commercial real estate development. This was the case with property taxes in California before 1978 as localities…
    - 8 days ago 15 May 19, 3:56pm -
  • Developing Leaders Spotlight: Giving Back and Paying it Forward
    Known by his colleagues and fellow NAIOP members as a dedicated professional who sets and achieves his goals, Christopher Drzyzga, a recipient of NAIOP’s 2018 Developing Leaders Award, cites his ultimate career goal as giving back to those who have…
    - 14 days ago 9 May 19, 4:07pm -
  • The Top 20 U.S. Counties for Opportunity Zone Investment
    The inclusion of the Investing in Opportunity Act (IOA) in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has sparked a lot of excitement among investors, local institutions and community leaders looking to redirect dormant capital gains into distressed or develo…
    - 17 days ago 6 May 19, 1:40pm -
  • Protect TIF, Promote Development in Wisconsin
    The following piece was written by Jim Villa ahead of the NAIOP Wisconsin chapter’s annual Day at the Capitol in Madison. It first appeared in the Milwaukee BizTimes and is reprinted here with permission. On a national level, politicians can’t se…
    - 22 days ago 1 May 19, 1:09pm -
  • How to Capitalize on 5G Upgrades with your Cell Site Tenants
    We read headlines about the race to 5G in the news almost daily. The news promises that 5G will exponentially increase the speeds at which we receive and transmit data over our mobile devices. To get to the stage where the U.S. consumer can enjoy 5G,…
    - 24 days ago 29 Apr 19, 12:48pm -
  • A Clear WOTUS Can Deliver Clean Water, Fair Regulation
    Commercial real estate developers want to build projects that enhance lives while also protecting the environment. But in doing so, developers must comply with a litany of regulations at the federal, state and local level. Ensuring these rules are fa…
    - 36 days ago 17 Apr 19, 5:28pm -

CRE Outsider

  • CoStar/LoopNet – What Are the Alternatives?
    On my post about the CoStar/LoopNet changes, David asked what should an agent or brokerage do? Good question. What you should do depends on a lot of things. Do you need a data provider, a marketing platform or both? Can you afford to pay the subscrip…
    - 30 Nov 17, 2:01pm -
  • If Real Estate is Local, Who Needs a National Database?
    Now that LoopNet no longer offers even a paid plan for users to view nation-wide listings, there’s an opportunity for commercial brokerages to take listing aggregation and search back. Source: CREOutsider
    - 2 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • An FAQ for the Xceligent CoStar Battle
    Everyone knows that CoStar is a litigious company. And that all the cases boil down to CoStar claiming data theft and most end with CoStar winning. But the CoStar Xceligent battle is a doozy – and not just because of Xceligent’s counter-suit. The…
    - 26 Oct 17, 9:01pm -
  • CoStar – LoopNet Integration is Here (and What it Means)
    If you read their PR and info sheets on the CoStar/LoopNet database integration – or “enhancements” as they like to call them – you’ll find CoStar didn’t do a great job explaining things. In their zeal to convince you that this is the bes…
    - 18 Oct 17, 4:09pm -
  • Disrupting CRE – It’s A Matter of Trust
    Innovation and disruption are studied a lot these days as everyone tries to identify industries ripe for disruption and figure out  exactly how to disrupt them. One way to do that is to reverse engineer disrupting companies to create a blueprint of…
    - 18 Oct 17, 12:49pm -
  • Is Commercial Real Estate a Great Market?
    I can’t keep up with CRE start-ups anymore.  They start out doing one thing.  Months later it’s something else. Not that there’s anything wrong with changing course when you notice you’re not gaining traction. It’s called responding to th…
    - 18 Oct 17, 12:31pm -

Blueprint by CBRE

  • How Cities Are Evolving to Meet the Sharp Rise in Shipping Demands
    As online shopping cements its place in the current retail industry, cities have to contend with the rise in urban freight trips, package deliveries and other associated factors. Plus, expedited options like two-day, one-day, overnight and two-hour d…
    - 31 Jan 19, 4:53pm -
  • Does the City of the Future Mean Fewer Cars?
    The U.S. has long been the land of the automobile. We design cities around parking lots, create suburbs “within driving distance” of major metropolises and have highways that span coast to coast. The car is an undeniable part of America’s histo…
    - 28 Jan 19, 3:18pm -
  • How CCTV Cameras Are Changing Cities for the Better
    Who’s afraid of “Big Brother?” Apparently, not the British public. In the UK, the number of surveillance cameras mounted in the country range from 2 million to 5 million. Londoners are practically under surveillance at every turn, making it one…
    - 22 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
  • The Real Cost of Luxury Student Housing in U.S. College Towns
    When Blake-Leigh Kibbit moved off campus her sophomore year of college, she received enough financial aid to continue living close to the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee’s College Town, a popular neighborhood whose steep rent prices…
    - 10 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
  • A New Breed of Master-Planned Communities Place the Focus on Health & Wellbeing
    Experts in the health and wellbeing fields have long known there’s a strong correlation between a person’s lifestyle and how well they age. Much of that knowledge and research, which medical experts still rely on today, came from the famed Framin…
    - 2 Jan 19, 5:45pm -
  • The Road Most Traveled: The Busiest Airports in the World and How to Get There
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest for air travel. With the holiday season right around the corner, people everywhere are planning their winter getaways. Whether it’s to accommodate those jetting off to somewhere tropica…
    - 18 Dec 18, 8:45pm -
  • How Developers Can Help Reduce Loneliness in Cities
    Honking car horns, blaring sirens and crowded sidewalks teeming with pedestrians at every turn, that’s the typical scene in many major cities around the world. However, despite the endless noise of city life, there’s a deafening silence that’s…
    - 14 Dec 18, 8:10pm -
  • Location, Collaboration and Technology Bring Businesses to Master-Planned Lake Nona
    Providing a great real estate opportunity, a great place for people to play, a great place for people to live comfortably, with great access to transportation and airports is all part of what brings companies here. When a major corporation is looking…
    - 13 Dec 18, 4:35pm -
  • City, Suburb or the Best of Both? The Rise of Neo-Urban Communities
    Around the world, cities are growing day by day, surging in population growth and new infrastructure projects. As the UN  estimates, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in urban areas by 2020. But what about the remaining 30 pe…
    - 11 Dec 18, 2:32pm -
  • Ghost Signs: Fading Vintage Ads Bring Nostalgia to Neighborhoods—and Possibly Value to Properties
    Nostalgic and a bit eerie, ghost signs—fading advertisements from previous decades that still remain—hark back to a time when hand-painted advertisements on building facades were the primary way businesses marketed to motorists, commuters and pas…
    - 10 Dec 18, 9:18pm -