Urban Land Institute Global CEO W. Edward Walter on Amazon’s New Locations: Redevelopment Will Reflect “Ongoing Evolution of Urban Areas”

The redevelopment spurred by Amazon’s decision to open headquarters sites in Northern Virginia and Long Island City, New York, will reflect an ongoing evolution of urban areas that we at the Urban Land Institute believe will continue for decades to come. Two trends—identified in our latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate®  2019 report—will be particularly evident: the transformation of close-in suburbs into thriving urban-like destinations that combine housing, commercial, and retail uses with open space, and the reuse of existing space to meet the new needs and expectations of businesses and workers….
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J. Phillip Horne Named Chief Advancement Officer of the Urban Land Institute Foundation

J. Phillip Horne, former Chief Development Officer of George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the Chief Advancement Officer for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Foundation. Horne brings to the Foundation more than 25 years of experience within the intersections of private enterprise, education, philanthropy, and public service….
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New Urban Land Institute Report, The Case for Open Space, Shows How Open Spaces Can Deliver a Significant Return on Investment

The Case for Open Space, a new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, makes the business case for real estate investments in parks and open spaces.  Created with guidance from ULI’s Sustainable Development Council in collaboration with ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, The Case for Open Space highlights the benefits for developers to incorporate parks and open spaces in their developments….
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ULI’s Real Estate Education Programs for Students, Public Officials and Industry Entrepreneurs Receive Boost with Gift from ULI Trustee Patrick L. Phillips

Real estate education programs tailored to students, public officials and industry entrepreneurs offered by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are being reinforced with a gift of more than $200,000 to the ULI Foundation from ULI Trustee and former ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. ULI is a global real estate organization with more than 42,000 members dedicated to responsible leadership in land use and creating thriving, sustaining communities. The ULI Foundation supports ULI’s mission-focused activities.  …
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Commercial Real Estate Industry Continues to Make Progress in Reducing Energy Consumption, Carbon Emissions and Water Usage, Says New Analysis from Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that the commercial real estate industry is making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, water usage and waste disposal….
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Dallas/Fort Worth Back at #1 as Brooklyn, Orlando and Tampa Jump into the Top 10 for First Time in 40th Anniversary of Nation’s Leading Report for Real Estate Investors: PwC, ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019

Talent and economic diversity are the leading themes running through this year’s top cities in the latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, released today by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Dallas/Fort Worth is back in the #1 spot due to its young workforce and high business start-up activity, while Brooklyn (#2), Orlando (#4) and Tampa (#10) make the top 10 for the first time in the report’s 40-year history….
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Housing Developments in Houston, Chicago, Honolulu, Washington, D.C., and Haverhill, Massachusetts are Selected as Winners of 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

Avenue Place/Avenue Terrace in Houston, Clybourn 1200 in Chicago, Keauhou Lane in Honolulu, Conway Center in Washington, D.C., and Harbor Place Residences in Haverhill, Massachusetts have been selected by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winners of the 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award….
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Parks in Houston, Texas and Madrid, Spain Selected as Winners of the Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Urban Open Space Award

Two urban parks — Levy Park in Houston, Texas, and Madrid Río Park in Madrid, Spain — have been selected as winners of this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. The competition includes a cash prize that goes to the organizations responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the winning park spaces….
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