Real Estate Economic Forecast: What's Next?

Membership at ULI provides access to trends, lessons learned, and a powerful network of multidisciplinary professionals. Join ULI to find out what’s ahead through 2023 and get the latest insights about post-pandemic economy impacts at the members-only 2021 ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast.


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Register today for ULI OnPoint!

ULI OnPoint, a semi-annual event highlighting critical global issues, updates on real estate economics, and industry sectors will take place on June 16. Join leading experts for lively conversations on the science of design for the built environment, real estate economics, and how two global companies, Hines and Salesforce, are responding to current health concerns through their plans for the future of office space. Connect with your peers in small group discussions to share best practices, ask questions, and make the most of this signature ULI experience!

Register now.

Building Small is now available!

In Building Small, author Jim Heid elevates small as a solution for cities—which catalyzes authentic placemaking, healthy economies, and community. Offering the first hand knowledge gained from 15 cities and over 100 interviews with developers, the book articulates what small scale development means, why it is essential to communities of every size and location, and how community leaders can help remove the obstacles to small.  This illustrated, detailed handbook is perfect for entrepreneurial developers, public officials, and students alike.

Buy Building Small in the ULI Bookstore today.

Global Goals: A Primer on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Real Estate Now Available

In 2015, the United Nations released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to end poverty while also improving global health, reducing inequality, and protecting the planet. Global Goals: A Primer on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Real Estate provides a general overview of why real estate firms are aligning with the SDGs, how they assess which of the SDGs are relevant to their business, how they align with the SDGs, and how they are being reported on, using current examples from the industry.

Read the report on Knowledge Finder.

Change for Good: Lessons from ULI's District Council Task Forces for Health and Social Equity Now Available

Member-led task forces organized by ULI district councils in Chicago, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Tampa worked during 2019 and 2020 to address local policy and regulatory barriers to the creation of healthier and more equitable places. Change for Good features executive summaries of each task force, including observations, findings, and recommendations. The report also documents common themes and takeaways gleaned from these experiences.

Find the report on Knowledge Finder.

Team Representing Three Toronto-Area Universities Wins 2021 ULI Hines Student Competition

A redevelopment plan for a Kansas City, Missouri, site presented by a team, called Fusion, composed of students from Ryerson University, York University, and the University of Toronto has taken top honors in the 2021 Urban Land Institute (ULI) / Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This year’s competition asked students for proposals to create a thriving mixed-use, mixed-income area in the East Village neighborhood in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Read more about the winners here.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Global Outlook 2021

The latest report by PwC and ULI highlights a clear global narrative of COVID-19 as an “accelerator of existing trends,” such as digitalization and online shopping, while at the same time reinforcing the real estate industry’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda. More companies than ever before are putting climate change and decarbonization strategies at the heart of the way they do business as they respond to the pressures of the pandemic.

Download Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Global Outlook 2021  on Knowledge Finder.

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Final Showdown – UrbanPlan National Competition
In 2020, ULI held its first-ever UrbanPlan National Student Competition. Ten teams of high school students who completed UrbanPlan in 2020 at school joined. They went through the UrbanPlan exercise again but responded to an additional set of criteria from the city that prompted them to consider COVID-19 and its impact on a community.