ULI can make a profound difference

By: Ann Taylor

When asked how he rates discussions of resiliency and sustainability at the ULI Midwinter meeting, Philip Payne answers with one word. “Encouraging.” The CEO of Gingko Residential, Payne was founding chair of the ULI Responsible Property Investing Council,  and has… Continue Reading →

Comments on Transformational Change: The future as seen through demographics and technology / e-commerce

By: Andy Martin

A Vision of the Future from Global Mayors

By: Urban Land Institute

Steal This Idea

By: Jess Zimbabwe

In today’s Mayors’ Panel, moderator Ed Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City, opened the conversation by asking the four assembled mayors what about Paris they most wish they could take home to their cities. Former Mayor Manny Diaz… Continue Reading →

Leading for Mobility

By: Jess Zimbabwe

During today’s breakout session on leadership, the assembled group addressed issues that leaders could better focus on in order to promote more mobility of households and jobs. After discussing the role of the internet, public sector economic development tools, new… Continue Reading →

The Future of Resorts

By: Gregory Rockett

A View from the Office Breakout Session

By: Marilee Utter

I was taken by the near unanimity in our discussion about the demand and therefore value of office spaces that are well in a location that provides a “neighborhood” of mixed-uses and mobility choices. Does that mean the demise of… Continue Reading →

Mayor Ignazio Marino outlines the plan for the City of Rome

By: Mayor Ignazio Marino

Mayor Sly James explains the plans for Kansas City

By: Mayor Sly James

Leadership: What Needs to Change?

By: Kathleen Carey

The participants in this morning’s breakout session on Leadership represented a broad cross section of leaders themselves – active in private and public companies, public service, and not for profits.  As you might expect,  dozens of ideas were suggested in… Continue Reading →

From “Just in Time” to “Just Your Way”

By: Patrick Phillips

Opening keynoter Jim Tompkins may have given ULI a lesson from logistics. His insight that omnichannel retailing–integrating stores, catalog, and online for purchases, returns, liquidation–is all about customizing the experience for the consumer reminds that ULI members too want a… Continue Reading →

Comments on Transformational Change: The future as seen through demographics and technology / e-commerce

By: Jeremy Newsum

Is my online shopping affecting the real estate industry?

By: Jason Ray

I admit, I love purchasing things online.  It can be anything, a fine silk tie or a bag of dog food, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s available via app.  Quite frankly, if it’s not available online, I probably… Continue Reading →

A Warm Welcome

By: Patrick Phillips

I’ve been spotting ULI leaders in the corridors and the lobby of the Intercontinental Paris this morning, most after long journeys and many after winter travel delays. Nothing a brisk walk through our Paris neighborhood won’t relieve, though. ULI Europe’s… Continue Reading →

Mall Futures?

By: Maureen McAvey

The front page of today’s Business section in the Washington Post reads “The Mall is Dead.  Long Live the Mall”.  The article notes the closing and high vacancies of many regional malls across the US.  Don Wood, CEO of Federal… Continue Reading →

Aligning supply chains with business strategy

By: James Tompkins

The rapid growth in online ordering and fulfillment is changing businesses and their supply chains. But can the pace of these changes affect the real estate industry in major ways? You bet it can. As rapid change takes place in… Continue Reading →

Managers and machines: The new leadership equation

By: Rik Kirkland

Looking at the future, we humans typically overestimate the pace of change in the short run and underestimate it in the long run. So what do these disparate data points have in common? In the U.S. law school enrollments are… Continue Reading →

What Does Intergenerational Mean Today?

By: Maureen McAvey

In looking at the Think Piece materials prior to next week’s meeting in Paris, I am struck by how much has changed. When I first came in to ULI as a member back in the ‘80’s I was one of few women, few… Continue Reading →

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