Honoring Excellence in Community Building: Renowned Architect and Urban Planner Dr. Cheong Koon Hean Named 2016 ULI J.C. Nichols Laureate

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Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, a widely acclaimed architect and urban planner credited with shaping much of Singapore’s urban landscape, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Dr. Cheong, the 17th Nichols laureate and the first from Asia, is being honored this evening at a celebratory event during the institute’s 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas….
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Minneapolis Development Selected as Winner of ULI’s 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

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South Quarter IV, a housing development in Minneapolis, has been selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The annual award, which honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes, is provided to developments in which all or a portion of the units are affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of the area median income (AMI)….
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City of Chicago Housing Initiative Selected as Winner of ULI’s 2016 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

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The City of Chicago’s Troubled Building Initiative was selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2016 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis….
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New ULI Program Will Help Commercial Tenants Cut Energy Consumption and Lower Energy Costs

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A program to help commercial building tenants cut energy consumption and lower energy costs was announced today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Called the Tenant Energy Optimization Program, it is a process that integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction and delivers significant investment returns through energy conservation….
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Canada’s Real Estate Sector Poised for Continued Growth: Opportunities Abound from Coast to Coast Amidst Signs of Stability

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Despite the perennial speculations of a housing market crash, there is room for growth in the Canadian real estate market as investors are moving East and towards more mixed-use developments according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017, jointly released by PwC Canada and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Canada seems poised for a year of stability regardless of concerns about a possible pullback in the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets….
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Niche Neighborhoods & Economic Diversity Drive Austin to Top in Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017

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Niche neighborhoods and economic diversity are driving forces behind the strong showing of this year’s top ten U.S. cities, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017, released today by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Austin, Texas wins “Top City,” thanks to its authentic, niche neighborhoods and depth of economic diversity, from manufacturing to education, health care and technology. Construction labor shortages and the rapid spread of digitization throughout the industry are also playing key roles in fueling 2017 real estate trends, along with “Optionality,” the multi-purposing of in-demand spaces. …
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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 ULI’s Greenprint Center

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A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that many of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and water usage in their buildings….
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Real Estate Economists Expect Continued Declines in Real Estate Growth Rates, According to a New ULI Semi-Annual Real Estate Market Survey

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Following six years of growth, commercial property transaction volume is expected to decline over the next three years to $428 billion in 2018, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate….
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Women, Immigrants, Younger and Older Workers, Retirees: Reshaping Community Building for the Next Ten Years, Says New ULI Report

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Rising numbers of female executives, affluent immigrants, younger and older workers, and retirees will have a profound influence on community building in the U.S. over the next ten years, according to a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, Demographic Strategies for Real Estate….
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