Monthly Archives: February 2013

10 Trends From This Month’s ULI Real Estate Business Barometer

Buyer appetite for commercial property hit post-recession highs as transaction volumes vaulted, prices strengthened, and CMBS issuance shot up. Permits and starts of all types of housing continue to hit high notes; condominium sales are staging a strong comeback now, as well. A negative fourth-quarter GDP provides the first insight into the impact of major government cutbacks. Overall, 72 percent of the key indicators in the Barometer have improved from the previous month’s Barometer; compared with a year ago, 86 percent have improved. Check out the top ten trends in … Read More

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Series of Experts to Speak on Nashville 2040

NashvilleNEXT is a plan for the future of Nashville. It will ensure the prosperity and well-being of our city and region for the next 25 years. It combines the ideas and input of people who care about Nashville-from residents to business owners to commuting workers to city leaders-as well as experts in a variety of areas that are important to our city’s growth. These areas include art and culture, economic development, education, environment, transportation, diversity, livable communities, public safety, infrastructure and smart growth, and more. NashvilleNext will be shaped by … Read More

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Fading Differentiation Between City and Suburb

A “Great Reset”—the structural change following crisis—is underway. And there are some indicators of how metropolitan areas are evolving through a time of historic upheaval. The Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado, has traits that might have been considered ‘suburban’ in previous decades.Cycle your mind back to the late 1950s or early 1960s, the days of Mad Men and Leave It to Beaver. Cities were losing people and jobs. Suburbs and the Sunbelt were booming. Most people got married young, had children, and settled down for a lifetime in the … Read More

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