ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — March 2013

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Industrial and retail property sectors gathered steam as absorption vaulted; retail rents reversed their 4.5-year slide. Commercial property transactions settled down following an impressive end-of-year spike, but buyer appetite otherwise showed strength: prices are at, and CMBS issuance is near, post-recession highs. Apartment rents reached an all-time high. Distress sales continue to drag down existing home prices, but foreclosures are now at 6-year lows….
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Workshop: Implementing Sustainable Development in your community

The Rose Center created a workshop curriculum structured for local public officials to learn about valuable tools and tactics they can use to implement sustainable development practices in their communities, such as revising their building and zoning codes for green building design. A $150,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation provided underwriting to deliver the workshop in Charleston, South Carolina; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Atlanta, Georgia in 2011. About 100 local government practitioners attended to hear from ULI’s experts and instructors. …
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