ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — February 2013

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Buyer appetite for commercial property softened a bit, with prices just off their nearly four-year high. Cap rates fluctuated above recent lows and transaction volumes were down, although they remain above their long-term monthly average. The upward trajectory of permits and starts of all types of housing continues unabated, and prices for new single-family homes have returned to their peak. Economic indicators continue to reflect sustained moderate growth. …
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Joins ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. as a new member….
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Report from ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Suggests Progress in Reducing Carbon Emissions and Improving Energy Efficiency of Investment Properties

A just-published report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance suggests that progress is being made within the real estate industry to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions for individual properties and portfolios. …
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Housing in America: The Baby Boomers Turn 65

Housing in America 2012

Three generations of Americans are now older than 65: the Greatest Generation (who are 85 years old and older), the Silent Generation (who are between the ages of 68 and 84), and the Leading Edge Boomers (who are now turning 65). An analysis of the coming shifts in the housing markets for seniors, this report reviews the current demographics of those aged 65 and older and examines how the statistics will change in the coming decade. …
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California Public Employees’ Retirement System Joins ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to reducing energy use and carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) as a new member….
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Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell among Four U.S. Mayors Named as Fellows by the ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership In Land Use

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership has named Mayor Lee Leffingwell, of Austin, Texas along with three other mayors of major U.S. cities to serve in fellowships for the Center through 2013. Leffingwell’s local team will join those led by the mayors of Hartford, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; and Tacoma, Washington. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide city leaders with the insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis needed to successfully build and sustain their cities….
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