Chicago Area Selected as Study Site for 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

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An area adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River has been selected as the study site in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 15th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition – based in reality with certain details changed for the purposes of the challenge – ­provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of a real, large-scale site. The team with the winning proposal will receive $50,000; the winner will be announced in early April….
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Energized by Changes in Demographics and Consumer Demand, U.S. Suburbs are Positioned to Thrive in the Decades Ahead, Says New ULI Report

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Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well-positioned to maintain their relevance in the years ahead as the places where most Americans live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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New ULI Publication Explores How Access to Healthy Food Creates Real Estate Value and Fosters a Sense of Community

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Access to healthy food, community farms, chef-driven restaurants, and innovative food retail concepts is increasingly being incorporated into real estate developments as an amenity that adds appeal and value, according to a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate….
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ULI Receives $250,000 Grant From Colorado Health Foundation to Support Institute’s Efforts on Building for Health and Wellness

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has received a grant totaling $250,000 from the Colorado Health Foundation to support a range of institute efforts to promote building for health and wellness through its Building Healthy Places initiative. The initiative leverages the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. The new grant builds on generous support provided by the Colorado Health Foundation to advance ULI’s health-related work, including an emphasis on communities in Colorado….
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ULI Receives Grant Totaling $1.5 Million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the institute’s Building Healthy Places initiative. Through the initiative, ULI is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities….
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Building Healthy Corridors: A New ULI Publication Shows How to Transform Commercial Strips into Vibrant, Healthy, and Appealing Places

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The challenging but rewarding process of transforming drab, lifeless, auto-dependent commercial corridors into vibrant, walkable, healthy hubs is explored in Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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Industry Sees Fewer Transactions as Yields Continue to Slip, Says ‘Emerging Trends In Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2017’ Report

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Whilst demand is strong in the Asia Pacific real estate industry, the supply of core product is thinner than ever, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2017, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The low transaction volumes in the first six months of 2016 come as owners opt instead to refinance properties at lower rates instead of selling them. In general, investors are reporting fewer overall transactions but bigger ticket sizes. Yields are falling but looking forward, while most investors see potential for some further compression – mainly as a result of the sheer weight of new capital being pointed at the sector – the trend may be reaching its limit….
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