ULI Receives Grant Totaling $1.5 Million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the institute’s Building Healthy Places initiative. Through the initiative, ULI is leveraging the power of ULI’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities….
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Building Healthy Corridors: A New ULI Publication Shows How to Transform Commercial Strips into Vibrant, Healthy, and Appealing Places

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The challenging but rewarding process of transforming drab, lifeless, auto-dependent commercial corridors into vibrant, walkable, healthy hubs is explored in Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)….
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Industry Sees Fewer Transactions as Yields Continue to Slip, Says ‘Emerging Trends In Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2017’ Report

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Whilst demand is strong in the Asia Pacific real estate industry, the supply of core product is thinner than ever, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2017, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The low transaction volumes in the first six months of 2016 come as owners opt instead to refinance properties at lower rates instead of selling them. In general, investors are reporting fewer overall transactions but bigger ticket sizes. Yields are falling but looking forward, while most investors see potential for some further compression – mainly as a result of the sheer weight of new capital being pointed at the sector – the trend may be reaching its limit….
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Mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids, San José and Washington Selected as 2017 Class of Daniel Rose Fellows

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The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities — Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San José, California and Washington, D.C. — have been selected as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors Ethan Berkowitz, Rosalynn Bliss, Sam Liccardo and Muriel Bowser will lead teams from their respective cities who will receive technical assistance on a local land use challenge from NLC, ULI and their peers from the other fellowship cities. The four city teams will convene this week for a retreat at NLC’s City Summit in Pittsburgh….
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ULI to Advise City of El Paso on Strategies for Developing a Resilient Active Transportation Network

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A group of renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the City of El Paso on developing resilient land use strategies for the proposed regional Active Transportation System (ATS). The panel, which includes experts representing all aspects of urban design and urban development, is being sponsored by the City of El Paso’s Office of Resilience & Sustainability….
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ULI Announces Winners of the 2016 Urban Innovation Grants

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Ten grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI’s Urban Innovation Grant program. Only ULI district and national councils are eligible to apply for grants, with awards ranging between $10,000 and $25,000 for innovative projects that engage ULI members and further the institute’s mission at the local level….
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German Cities are Safe Bets for Real Estate Investment and Development in 2017

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In the search for safe havens, German cities will be Europe’s most preferred real estate investment and development destinations in 2017, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2017. Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich occupy four of the top five spots for 2017 investment and development prospects in the annual forecast published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The report is based on the opinions of almost 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, agents, and consultants….
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New ULI Book ‘Making It in Real Estate: Starting Out as a Developer’ Gives an Insider’s View on Achieving Success as a Real Estate Entrepreneur

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A new book published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) offers practical advice on becoming a real estate entrepreneur and specifically, on owning and operating one’s own development firm. Written in a conversational style and light-hearted tone, Making It in Real Estate: Starting Out as a Developer serves as a “how-to” guide on the nuts and bolts of development: brokering deals; working with architects, brokers, bankers and other professionals as well as negotiating with local governments and citizen groups to move forward with a project….
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ULI Announces Winners of 2016 Global Awards for Excellence

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Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence program, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. This year’s winners—representing projects in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America—were honored today at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas….
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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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