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Dallas Morning News, December 9: Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park spawns a new generation of urban parks

“Klyde Warren is one of America’s superstar parks,” says Ed McMahon, a leading park expert at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. “It’s done an enormous job of reconnecting downtown Dallas, generating millions of dollars in property value and providing a new front porch for the city.”

Commercial Property Executive, October 5: ULI’s New Global CEO Discusses Outreach, Innovation

Esteemed real estate executive Ed Walter joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as its global CEO in June. To expand the nonprofit’s reach, Walter will spearhead a worldwide strategic initiative that deepens member engagement in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Days before the nonprofit’s annual meeting, Walter detailed how he will implement this plan, as well as described some of ULI’s ongoing efforts to improve its members’ impact on communities around the globe.

Bisnow, October 14: A Downturn Is Coming, But Its Overall CRE Impact Is Anyone’s Guess 

“There will be a recession, but it will be over so quickly you will have a harder time measuring it,” ULI Global Chairman Tom Toomey said. “Information flow being at a higher velocity means people make decisions quicker.”

National Real Estate Investor, October 10: Scenes from Day One of the Urban Land Institute’s Fall 2018 Meeting

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) kicked off its annual fall meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Tuesday, a nearly week-long event focused on how development, urban planning and real estate can create better communities. Tuesday’s presentations touched on the importance—and necessity—of diversity in real estate, the role artists are playing in rejuvenating cities and whether the use of blockchain is realistic for the commercial real estate industry.

National Real Estate Investor, October 22: What’s the Payback on Green Initiatives for Commercial Property Owners?

On the environmental front, a new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that from 2016 to 2017, the nearly 8,000 global properties owned by Greenprint members reduced energy consumption by 3.3 percent, carbon emissions by 3.4 percent and water use by 2.9 percent.

Propmodo, October 22: Fifth Wall Partner on How Technology Is (And Is Not) Changing Real Estate

A survey of attendees at the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Boston found that the number one topic of interest was technology. Randy Rowe, a current Trustee and former ULI Global Chairman, spoke with one of the people making the biggest bets in property technology, Brad Greiwe, Managing Partner at venture capital firm Fifth Wall.

Commercial Property Executive, October 5: ULI Forecasts Strong Outlook for CRE Through 2020

The Urban Land Institute has released the ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, sharing predictions for the U.S. real estate industry through 2020. The results of the semi-annual survey indicate that commercial real estate will remain strong for the balance of 2018 before entering a slightly less robust—albeit still positive—period.

Curbed Boston, October 23: All Boston residents now within 10-minute walk of a ‘high-quality’ park: City

The milestone was the culmination of a collective effort between the city, the Trust for Public Land, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the Urban Land Institute. It also represented the fruits of $230 million that the Walsh administration allocated for parks and recreation in the city’s Imagine Boston 2030 master plan.

Realty Times: Eye on Nashville: Why Music City is Now a Top Five Real Estate Spot

A new study of the hottest real estate markets in the country from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute is out, and it’s topped by Dallas Fort Worth, a region that has experienced extreme growth over the last several years. However, another city on the list caught our eye, and not just because we’re big music fans: Nashville.

Forbes: Houston’s Revitalized Levy Park Co-Earns ULI’s Urban Spaces Award

Houston’s Levy Park, a 5.9-acre urban oasis that reopened in 2017 after a $15 million revitalization, earned an Urban Spaces Award for 2018 from Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Yahoo Finance: The housing market is peaking

The Urban Land Institute, which just revised its forecasts for housing starts, said growth would remain below the long-term average. It lowered its prediction to 900,000 from 923,000 in 2018, 930,000 from 987,500 in 2019 and 900,000 from 925,000  in 2020.



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