Category Archives: Trends

Three Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Cities

Speaking at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in February, consultant Paul Doherty of The Digit Group described how 3-D printing, building information modeling, and piezoelectricity are reshaping the built environment. Doherty’s firm focuses on smart cities, smart buildings, and the tools that can advance architecture, construction, engineering, and development. “We real estate developers are under threat because of our inability to move quickly,” said Doherty. Data Will Reshape the World “Data is going to drive our industry,” said Doherty. “It used to be that he or she who controlled the schedule … Read More

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RECAP: Trends in Real Estate

On November 7, 2017, to another sell-out crowd, a presentation by Kathleen Carey, President & CEO, ULI Foundation, presented the national and regional perspective around the Emerging Trends Report.  “There is a sense of calm and focus on finding opportunities.”  Some of the high points includes: The market’s sentiment is to realize a profit in 2018, stating that 2018 may be a good year to sell. We are not the “gig” economy, but “freelancers” – and it is not just the millennials. 19% of our office stock was delivered since … Read More

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Emerging Trends Report Released

Is it better to be the tortoise or the hare? The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report predicts slower but more sustainable growth for the U.S. real estate market, based on 2 percent annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth and 1 percent job growth. The report was released by PwC and ULI at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. “For the first time in five years, people feel comfortable with the cycle; about 80 percent of survey respondents expect good to excellent profitability,” noted PwC’s Andrew Warren, in summarizing the … Read More

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Symposium: Techquake – Disruptive Innovation Shaking the World of Real Estate

Technology breakthroughs are unlocking opportunities for growth and enabling communities to provide highly experiential live/work environments.  ULI Charlotte is pleased to bring insight to our members on global, regional, local, or market driven innovations and disruptions that are reshaping our world.  Join your colleagues and these experts to discuss emerging, distributive innovations including fiber technology, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and mobile applications, to name a few. Confirmed Speakers Include:  Douglas Welton, Einstein’s Legacy Jeff Barber, Gensler Harry Lightsey, Emerging Technologies Policy, GM Mike Bell, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning Optical Communications … Read More

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2017 Carolinas’ Meeting Stories

 White Paper Linda J. Isaacson SVP, Director of Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics at First American Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services recently spoke at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte on disruptive forces that are accelerating change in real estate.  Linda has now turned her research and comments into a white paper exploring these forces and their potential impact.   Links to Linda’s Acceleration White Paper and other research follows: Acceleration: Forging the Future of Real Estate Other Real Estate-related White Papers  Articles in ULI’s Urban Land Magazine Crane Watch: … Read More

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