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BluePrint

  • 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…
    - 51 days ago 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…
    - 54 days ago 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…
    - 60 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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…
    - 95 days ago 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…
    - 99 days ago 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…
    - 100 days ago 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 -

Urban Land Institute

  • newGetting the Dallas/Fort Worth Region Ready for Future Tech Employers
    While the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) region has been highly successful in drawing corporate relocations to the area, city leaders, speaking at a ULI North Texas event, said that the main weakness in Amazon’s eye for the e-commerce giant’s second hea…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 5:01pm -
  • newUnlocking More Value from Built Environments by Designing Human Experience
    Whether making or adapting a building, district, campus, city, workspace, portfolio of properties, brand, or lifestyle, the human experience is central. Three examples from the U.S. and Canada illuminate how our cities are everyday places—small and…
    - 23 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 3:30pm -
  • U.S. Commercial Real Estate Lenders Expect a Strong 2019
    Alternative lenders increased their market share in the commercial real estate debt sector in 2018, panelists said at a ULI North Texas event in March. That trend is likely to continue this year as competition among all types of debt providers heats…
    - 5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • UL Interview: Jack Chandler, Chairman of ULI Americas
    ULI Global Board member Jack Chandler, founder of Majesteka Investments Holdings in Winnetka, Illinois, and former managing director and chairman of BlackRock’s global real estate business in New York City, has been named chairman of the ULI Americ…
    - 5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 4:51pm -
  • Backing China’s Big Bet on Smart Cities
    China’s largest insurer is backing the nation’s ambitious smart city program with investment in technology, panelists said during the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, held in Shenzhen, China.The post Backing China’s Big Bet on Smart Citi…
    - 8 days ago 15 Mar 19, 7:41pm -
  • Bringing More Mixed-Use Residential to Downtown Fort Lauderdale
    In 2018, downtown Fort Lauderdale added just over 1,000 residential units. An additional 3,000 units have already come to market so far in 2019, with more underway. While speakers at ULI Southeast Florida’s “Fort Lauderdale Emerges” event ackno…
    - 8 days ago 15 Mar 19, 6:41pm -
  • Revisiting the Open-Office Revolution with Top Tech Employers
    The conversion to primarily open-office floor plans over the past decade is now reaching adolescence, and like many revolutions has created problems as well as possibilities, panelists said at a ULI New York event in February.The post Revisiting the…
    - 9 days ago 14 Mar 19, 2:54pm -
  • ULI Minnesota Helping Mayors Bridge Rural-Urban Policy Divide
    Minnesota’s urban and rural mayors are putting partisan politics aside and joining forces to find common ground on issues that include housing, transportation, and the workforce in an effort led by the ULI district council for the Twin Cities regio…
    - 12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 4:03pm -
  • Envisioning More Green Space in Atlanta with a Park-Capped Highway
    While Atlanta has grown rapidly in the last decade, the downtown area lacks green space. A ULI Advisory Services panel was asked to study a proposal to build a highway lid that would provide park space downtown. The post Envisioning More Green Space…
    - 12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 3:39pm -
  • Real Estate Roots That Run Deep in Columbus
    Lizanne Galbreath, who serves as managing director of Galbreath & Company, spoke recently at a ULI leadership event in Columbus. Her grandfather, John W. Galbreath, founded the John W. Galbreath Company in 1921, which eventually became one of the lar…
    - 15 days ago 8 Mar 19, 9:34pm -

NAIOP

  • NAIOP’s 2019 Days at the Capital Are Generating Successes
    NAIOP chapters are playing a critical role in advancing the interests of commercial real estate before policymakers. Our legislative days at the state capitol in particular are providing NAIOP members with an important opportunity to build relationsh…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Developing Leaders Spotlight: A Motivated Leader with a Fresh Perspective
    Cassie Catania-Hsu, a recipient of NAIOP’s 2018 Developing Leaders Award, got an early start on her real estate career: she obtained her residential real estate license while in college and began selling houses while finishing her real estate degre…
    - 4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 3:25pm -
  • Flex Work Unlocks High-performance Talent in a Tight Labor Market
    The labor market is increasingly tight — leaving many companies searching for ways to attract and retain talented employees. According to Manpower research, roughly 40 percent of U.S. employers report difficulty filling jobs because of the lack of…
    - 9 days ago 14 Mar 19, 2:16pm -
  • Retrofitting Iconic Buildings: Develop a “Cool” Amenity Package
    As companies strive to attract millennial and Gen Z employees in a tight labor market, the decision to take office space – particularly retrofitted space in iconic buildings – may hinge on the cool perks that are offered. Maria Sicola of Cushman…
    - 12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 12:00pm -
  • Administration Aims to Make Environmental Permitting Easier
    The White House is moving forward with a new set of guidelines aimed at streamlining the permitting process for large infrastructure projects. Released last week, an administration memo provides recommendations for state agencies that are reviewing p…
    - 17 days ago 6 Mar 19, 4:23pm -
  • Construction Momentum to Continue Through First Half of 2019 As Industry Navigates Mixed Conditions
    Facing a mix of potential risks and boosts, the U.S. construction industry is positioned to provide ample excitement in 2019. Forward indicators are flashing green, but with project margins facing pressure from all sides, a year with growth equal to…
    - 19 days ago 4 Mar 19, 2:07pm -
  • From the Classroom to the Boardroom: CRE Higher Education
    On any given day, Jennifer Volbeda, a project engineer for Harsch Investment Properties, could be coordinating with architects, tenants and specially selected construction teams to execute a customized renovation of a retail space in Oregon, Washingt…
    - 24 days ago 27 Feb 19, 3:31pm -
  • North American Industrial Forecast Sees Growth on Horizon
    Cushman & Wakefield’s 2019 North American Industrial Outlook report, which was released last month, shows that continued double-digit growth in e-commerce will boost demand for industrial properties through 2020, including urban depots, sortation h…
    - 26 days ago 25 Feb 19, 1:59pm -