Other Finance-Related Resources

Capital Markets in Urban Land Magazine

The Capital Markets section and the Economy, Markets, and Trends section of Urban Land online is designed to provide current information, commentary, and insight about activities in the public and private real estate capital markets, including regular articles authored by ULI Senior Resident Fellow Stephen Blank.

Creative Finance for Smaller Communities

All too often, communities paralyze themselves because they do not believe that they have the resources to initiate change—and therefore they do not even try. The case studies in Reaching for the Future: Creative Finance for Smaller Communities by ULI Senior Fellow Tom Murphy, ULI Senior Fellow Maureen McAvey and Bridget Lane illustrate how communities have used and combined various sources of public funds to facilitate dramatic change.

Real Estate Investor Interviews

The Center also sponsors interviews with leading real estate investors. A list of interviews, summaries of the interviews, and full audio recordings of the interviews can be found here.


European Reports/Resources

Too Big to Fail? An Outline of Global Government Interventions 
Released on March 10, 2010, Too Big to Fail, a report from ULI Europe, assesses different forms of government intervention implemented since the autumn of 2008 in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Spain, the United States, and Japan, including the impact on the real estate in those markets.


The Urban Investment Opportunities of Global Events
Urban Development Scenario for the 2028 Olympics, Harbor of Amsterdam. The Urban Investment Network held a workshop, and in partnership with PropertyEU, a master class in Amsterdam on June 9, 2010, to review to what degree the hosting of international events can be a catalyst for urban investment and the development of urban property and infrastructure markets. The intention of the event was to better understand under what conditions international events can be a stimulus or a catalyst for public and private investment in cities, and whether such events are relevant as tools in the current moment as a means to attract investment into Europe’s cities.


Exploring the Future of Housing Investment in the United Kingdom
The June 2010 Housing Finance Forum was a joint initiative organized by the Urban Land Institute in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The purpose was to bring together key stakeholders within the U.K. housing industry to consider the issues the market faces and to suggest possible ways to solve the overarching problem of a lack of housing delivery.



Leveraging Public Land to Attract Urban Investment
This report presents the conclusions of an Urban Land Institute workshop that explored the role of public land and public land holdings as a way to attract urban investment and to provide a means to stimulate development at a time when investment capital is scarce.




Value Capture Finance: Making Urban Development Pay Its Way
Examples throughout history and from across the globe have shown the power of value capture finance (VCF) as a tool to drive sustainable urban development. As early as the Middle Ages, local authorities in England created special, occasional taxes for coastal populations to pay for sea defense, and, as far away as Bogotá, Colombia, “betterment levies” have been used to finance infrastructure development.



Launch Report − Closing the Investment Gap in Europe’s Cities
In this report, we assert that European cities are critical to the success of Europe socially, economically, and environmentally, and that this success can be realized only if we invest directly in cities, and increase the rate of investment in Europe’s cities over time. However, an investment gap in Europe’s cities is identified in multiple forms and this must be bridged if Europe’s cities are to succeed in the new globalized system. Europe’s cities are among the oldest in the world and they require continuous reinvestment and modernization if they are to keep pace with younger cities on other continents.


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