Real Estate in Asia Remains Resilient in an Environment of Weaker Economic Fundamentals, Says ‘Emerging Trends In Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2015′ Report; Japan Holds Status as a Magnet for Investment

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Real estate markets throughout Asia are expected to remain resilient despite weakening economic fundamentals throughout 2015, as capital continues to flow into the industry from a variety of investment sources, both domestic and international, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2015, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. Japan remains a favored country for real estate activity, with Tokyo and Osaka ranked first and third, respectively, in terms of investment and development prospects for next year….
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Insurance Industry Needs Support From Real Estate Sector and Governments to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change on the Built Environment

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A new white paper by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) finds that while the insurance industry is a leader in developing risk standards for natural disasters, the real estate sector and governments must also play an active role in climate change adaptation. Entitled What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change, the report draws upon data and analysis provided by Lloyd’s of London, to conclude that accurately priced insurance alone cannot mitigate the effects of climate change on the built environment. The report instead advocates that continued investment into resilience infrastructure and reforms in current development practices are also necessary….
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Mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Seattle Selected for 2015 Class of Fellows for Rose Center for Public Leadership

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced today that the mayors of Boston, Omaha, Pittsburgh and Seattle have been selected to participate in the 2015 class of fellows for the Rose Center for Public Leadership. The mayor of each city will lead a team of three fellows and a coordinator, who together will select a local land use challenge for which they will receive technical assistance from faculty experts assembled by ULI and their peers from the other three fellowship cities….
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ULI and the National League of Cities Form Partnership to Jointly Guide the Rose Center for Public Leadership

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), which collectively represent the world’s foremost real estate professionals and the nation’s most distinguished municipal leaders, have signed a partnership agreement to jointly guide the oversight and operations of the Rose Center for Public Leadership….
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Houston To Host ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting; Real Estate Industry Icon Gerald D. Hines Will Be Honorary Chairman of May 13-14 Event

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Real estate industry icon and longtime Urban Land Institute leader Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the Houston-based Hines real estate organization, has been named the honorary chairman of ULI’s 2015 Spring Meeting, set for May 13-14 at the Houston Americas Houston….
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ULI Minnesota Initiative, the Regional Council of Mayors, Honored with Global ULI Impact Award

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The Minnesota chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been selected as the 2014 winner of the ULI Impact Award, an annual honor given to a district or national council that has catalyzed an exceptional example of impact, or a positive change in the design and development of its community. The ULI Minnesota district council initiative, the Regional Council of Mayors, was selected for its impact in providing a non-partisan forum for building networks that foster regional awareness in solving pressing land use issues….
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ULI Announces Winners of 2014 National Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of this year’s housing awards, a program that celebrates and promotes the exemplary efforts of real estate and public policy leaders from across the country who are working to expand affordable and workforce housing opportunities. Winners for both the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award and the Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, selected by the ULI Terwilliger Center’s national advisory board, were recognized today during the general session at the ULI Fall Meeting in New York City….
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