Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Community Building and Affordable Workforce Housing in Post-Recession Economy Affordable workforce housing will play a key role in the post-recession economy, given demand driven by demographic and population shifts, and slow job growth, according to ULI chief executive officer Patrick L. Phillips. • For the full article, click here Lifestyle Center Goes Local: Westport Village With a focus on locally owned businesses, a Louisville, Kentucky–based developer was able to turn an aging shopping center into Westport Village, a successful pedestrian-focused lifestyle center. • For the full article, click here Workforce … Read More

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Faster, More Reliable Trains Coming in the Future

Rail deal clears way for fast train Bruce Siceloff, The Charlotte Observer N.C. Department of Transportation has won the agreement to secure $461 million in federal grants that will put faster, more frequent and reliable passenger trains between Charlotte and Raleigh. The 90-mile an hour trains are expected to create 4,800 jobs and cut travel time between Charlotte and Raleigh to just below three hours. • For the full article, click here

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ULI Real Estate Summit at The Spring Council Forum

May 18-20, 2011 Phoenix, Arizona Join ULI members for the 2011 ULI Real Estate Summit at the Spring Council Forum and get practical, real-world insight into how you and your company can adapt for the future. This event brings together top decision-makers and industry experts from across the country to discuss the future of real estate.  You will engage in highly-interactive discussions with leading researchers and practitioners and come away with new business connections as well as tips that will help your business right now.  • To register or to … Read More

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Financing—Easing Up? Manny Menendez, vice president of multifamily lender strategy and relationships for Fannie Mae, pointed to a significant increase in Fannie Mae’s multifamily debt purchases during the second half of 2010. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETLPX5TQ1pU&feature=player_embedded] • For the full article, click here

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A Value-Capture Strategy for Transportation in Texas Creative financing is poised to get the Cotton Belt—a 62-mile (100-km) transit corridor that starts in southwest Fort Worth and terminates in Plano—completed years ahead of schedule. • For full article, click here

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Social Media and Commercial Real Estate: Too Soon to Call? Going beyond Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn by creating an active presence on Foursquare, Yelp, and YouTube will increase commercial real estate’s exposure and profits, say social media experts. • For the full article, click here Video: Leslie Braunstein Discusses How the Industry Might Use Social Media Leslie Braunstein, principal of LHB Communications, speaks about how the real estate industry might have discovered how to utilize social media. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE7XOZE6PJE&feature=player_embedded] • For the full article, click here

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Housing Marketplace 2011 Event Photos

We would like to thank everyone who attended Housing Marketplace 2011. Photos have been posted to the ULI Charlotte Facebook page and all speaker handouts have been posted to http://charlotte.uli.org.

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Fixing “Broken” Mixed-Use Developments: An Interview with Trey Morsbach Trey Morsbach, senior managing director of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP, in Dallas, Texas, sees opportunity in a number of mixed-use developments that have failed during the economic downturn. • For the full article, click here

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Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: UP, UP, and Away! According to a recent report from Fitch, the percentage of commercial mortgage-backed securities loan balances that are delinquent at least 60 days or in foreclosure reached 8.76 percent, an increase of 17 basis points (0.17 percent) since January’s rate and 247 basis points (2.47 percent) over a year earlier. • For the full article, click here

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Monday’s Numbers: March 14, 2011

The Commercial Mortgage Alert Trepp weekly survey of 15 active portfolio lenders narrowed slightly week-over-week with financing available at attractive rates (5.25%+/-). The Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick-Goldman Survey came in slightly over the past two weeks. • For the full article, click here

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