Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thinking Bigger About Micro Units

Thinking Bigger About Micro Units Micro units have staying power as a housing type, according to research from ULI.   The units, which are typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double, appeal to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods.   The “Macro View on Micro Units” report includes an analysis by MPF Research of more than 400 rental apartment communities (comprising more than 90,000 units) built in 2012–2013 in the 35 U.S. metropolitan … Read More

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Former HUD Secretary Cisneros Identifies Investment Potential of U.S. Cities in New Book

Former HUD Secretary Cisneros Identifies Investment Potential of U.S. Cities in New Book In this new book published by ULI, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros identifies potential for real estate investment in 45 metropolitan areas that exist on a spectrum of strong, weak, and mixed prospects for economic growth.   In Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity, Cisneros offers an innovative and nuanced analysis of major U.S. cities by merging pre-existing data sets:  quantitative performance indicators measuring economic output and demographic trends and … Read More

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ULI Publishes Fifth Edition of Best-Selling Textbook on Real Estate Development

ULI Publishes Fifth Edition of Best-Selling Textbook on Real Estate Development Real Estate Development: Principles and Process, now available in its fifth edition, has served as one of the leading college textbooks for courses on real estate development, urban planning, architecture, and real estate finance.   Real Estate Development is written primarily for an academic audience seeking a complete look at the complex and interdisciplinary decision-making environment of real estate development. While serving as a definitive resource in the classroom, the book is also intended to be useful to experienced … Read More

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The Pressing Need for Density

The Pressing Need for Density The need to create successful, dense urban environments has never been greater: 54 percent of the world’s population – some 3.9 billion people – lives in urbanized areas, and the number of people living in cities around the world will increase by one billion by 2030.   Solving this challenge presented by an increasingly crowded planet requires effective management of rapid urbanization to create livable, prosperous cities. Density is an important tool in this respect, but comes in different forms than we have seen in … Read More

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