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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RFP: City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque, through its Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency, is requesting redevelopment proposals to partner with one Master Developer to develop a downtown entertainment hub on City-owned property on the northeast corner of 1st Street and Central Avenue in Downtown Albuquerque. In order to encourage redevelopment of the site to achieve the City’s project goals, the City will offer the Subject Site through a sale or long-term ground lease to the selected Master Developer for “fair value,” which takes into account the community, economic, and social benefits of the planned redevelopment….
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ULI to Advise Colorado Communities of Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park on Developing Strategies for Riverfront Resiliency

Photo courtesy of City of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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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Key Takeaways from Housing Opportunity 2014

Breakfast of Housing Champions roundtable breakfast at the Housing Opportunity 2014.

Increasingly, health and wellness resonates with both residents and communities. Housing leaders discussed this topic and shared best practices during “Breakfast of Housing Champions,” a featured event of the Terwilliger Center’s Housing Opportunity 2014: Healthy Housing, Healthy Places conference in Denver last month….
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