RFP: City of Oak Forest

The City of Oak Forest, Illinois is seeking a developer to purchase and redevelop a multi-family residential/mixed use parcel and commercial parcel at the intersection of 159th Street and Cicero Avenue, immediately adjacent to the Oak Forest Metra station, commonly referred as the Gateway Corridor. The parcel consists of 4.9 acres and is planned and zoned for medium – high density apartment/condos with the opportunity of first floor commercial units. The City is seeking a mixed use, destination-oriented project that must include residential components and parking, and may also include retail and accessory parking….
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Advisory Services Panel—Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU), North Carolina

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ULI was asked by the Raleigh–Durham Airport Authority to address land owned by the Airport that is not designated or may be required for future aeronautical purposes in a manner that benefits the Research Triangle Region and to identify additional long-term revenue to the Airport Authority that complements the operation of the Airport….
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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places

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The economic benefits of building healthy places are outlined in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Building for Wellness: The Business Case. Released this week at the ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver, the report examines the investment payback on incorporating amenities that promote health and wellness, how developers have pursued this objective, and the resulting market response….
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Canadian Cities Take the Top Spots in Grosvenor’s Resilient Cities Research; US Cities Rank Top in Adaptability

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A report released today by Grosvenor’s research team suggests that Canadian cities could be the best bet for long-term real estate investment, with Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary taking the first, second and third spots respectively. The research ranks 50 of the world’s top cities according to their resilience: a product of their environmental and social vulnerability and adaptive capacity, which covers community, infrastructure, resources, environmental and climatic factors….
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Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker for Real Estate Investment and Development Decisions, Says Infrastructure 2014 Report from ULI and EY

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The quality of infrastructure systems – including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications – is a top factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, sharing a high ranking with consumer demand in terms of importance, according to a survey of public- and private-sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY. The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City report, released this week at ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia….
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