ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance Reports Strong Progress in Reducing Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions as Portfolio Continues to Expand

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The latest performance report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates that some of the world’s leading real estate investors are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and water usage in their existing buildings….
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New ULI Report, Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience, Looks at the Link Between Strengthening Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places

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A new report from the Urban Land Institute, Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment, explores the connection between strengthening the resilience of housing and communities to severe weather and building for health and wellness….
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Raising the Bar for Giving: Geoffrey Stack Named Chairman of the ULI Foundation; Michael Hayde Named New Chairman of Foundation Annual Fund

Geoffrey L. Stack, managing director of SARES-REGIS Group

Urban Land Institute leader Geoffrey L. Stack, managing director of SARES-REGIS Group, one of the largest, most diversified commercial and residential real estate firms in the western U.S., has been named chairman of the ULI Foundation. He begins his term in the voluntary position July 1, replacing James Curtis III, who served as the Foundation chairman for the past two years….
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Investors Retreat to Tier 1 Cities as Mainland China’s Real Estate Market Experiences a Slowdown

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Investors are retreating to Tier 1 cities, as China’s real estate market experiences a slowdown, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Mainland China Cities Survey 2014. The annual survey, which evaluates the real estate investment and development prospects across 36 of the largest cities in Mainland China, recorded an average 8.5 percent decline in ratings for each city, indicating a more pessimistic outlook overall on prospects compared with last year. However, investors remained confident of the prospects for the Tier 1 cities of Shanghai, Shenzen, Beijing and Guangzhou which were the four highest-ranked cities for investment and all in the top five rankings for development….
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ULI to Advise Colorado Communities of Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park on Developing Strategies for Riverfront Resiliency

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A group of nationally renowned land use, property development and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the communities of Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park on improving the resiliency of riverfront properties along the Big Thompson River. The ULI representatives will be recommending redevelopment approaches to help minimize damage in flood-prone areas and expedite communitywide recovery efforts following floods. Many neighborhoods in the three communities were damaged by severe flooding in the fall of 2013….
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ULI Announces Finalists for the 2014 Global Awards for Excellence

2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Finalist: Sixty London, London, United Kingdom

Twenty-three outstanding developments from around the globe, including 11 in North America, seven in Asia, and five in Europe, have been selected as finalists in the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. From this select group, a jury representing the many fields of real estate development expertise will choose a group of winners that will be announced in October at ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City….
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