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Forbes, June 2: Affordable Housing Is Doable For Builders And Buyers, But Here’s The Problem

A new report, Attainable Housing: Challenges, Perceptions and Solutions, by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing and real estate consulting firm RCLCO explores the shortage of housing affordable to moderate-income home buyers, including first-time buyers, and offers solutions to increase the supply.

Wall Street Journal, May 14: Equinox Gyms to Add Co-Working to the
Workout

One reason more buildings are now offering all these services is that banks that previously
shied away from financing multiuse buildings are coming around, according to Edward W.
Walter, CEO of the nonprofit Urban Land Institute.
“Lenders and investors have realized there’s a lot of good things coming out of mixed-use
buildings, including a more diversified income stream,” he said.

South China Morning Post, May 7: Brace for Lego-style buildings with a 50-year life-cycle and other changes in the future of cities

As some of you may know, one of my roles is that of chairman of the Asia-Pacific region of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), an organisation which champions the optimum use of land and the sustainable planning and development of cities and communities for the benefit of present and future generations.

National Real Estate Investor, May 2: 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today

According to the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, the outlook for the U.S. economy, real estate capital markets and real estate fundamentals remains positive in 2019, but is expected to moderate over the next three years.”

 

Washington Post, April 30: Should cities subsidize housing for a family making $141,000?

Experts say the shortage of affordable urban homes for the middle class has been aggravated in recent years as developers have focused on pricey condos and luxury apartments and turned away from the kind of modest houses and low-rise apartment buildings that have historically been the starter homes of middle-income workers.

“A lot of that’s just gone away,” said Christopher Ptomey, executive director at the Terwilliger Center for Housing at the Urban Land Institute. “Most of the development over the last decade has been focused on the luxury end.”

CNBC, April 2: Climate change will crush real estate values for investors who don’t prepare, new report says

One reason more buildings are now offering all these services is that banks that previously
shied away from financing multiuse buildings are coming around, according to Edward W.
Walter, CEO of the nonprofit Urban Land Institute.

“Lenders and investors have realized there’s a lot of good things coming out of mixed-use buildings, including a more diversified income stream,” he said.

Washington Post, March 8: Factoring the effects of climate change into real estate investments

Among recent reports worth reading is “Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making,” published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Heitman, a real estate investment management firm. This is truly one report that President Trump — real estate developer, investor and owner — might actually want to read. Fundamentally about money, it identifies sources and impacts of “physical” risks and of “transition” risks associated with climate change.

EducationDive, March 6, 2019: Urban planning projects can foster team building, new worldviews

Even if projects are never built, though, the design process gives students some insight into how their own neighborhood is constructed. That’s one result from the work UrbanPlan for High Schools, part of the Urban Land Institute, does with high school students during their junior and senior years. Students redesign a fictional community, which helps them parse their own community as well.

The Real Deal, March 1, 2019: The first to the last mile

And a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute noted that just-in-time delivery, the standard in business-to-business shipping for decades, has now spread to business-to-consumer sales. PwC found in a survey that 41 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery, and another 23 percent would pay extra for delivery in three hours or less.

Business NH Magazine, March 6, 2019: Net-Zero Buildings Spark Interest

Carter Scott of TransFarmations in Brookline is hoping to do just that. He’s in the early stages of developing two agrihoods, which the Urban Land Institute defines as master-planned neighborhoods with working farms or community gardens as a focus. Both agrihoods will have net-zero dwellings as a baseline, with the option of overproducing to power electric cars.

 

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