Monthly Archives: June 2013

ULI Releases Study Report on Southeastern Downtown

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The Junior League ballroom was filled to capacity today, as a ULI Houston expert panel presented findings and recommendations of their study “Making the case for urban green space in southeastern Downtown.” The expert panel, study and report were funded in part by a grant from the ULI Foundation, and produced a collaboration between veteran real estate industry professionals, Downtown civic leaders, graduate real estate students and faculty at Texas A&M University, Central Houston, Inc., and corporate ULI Urban Innovation Grant Partners, AECOM, Griffin Partners, HFF, HOK, TBG Partners, and … Read More

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Gen Y Saviors of Houston Downtown Retail?

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Millennials may be the salvation of retail in downtown, according to a ULI Report released at the Spring Annual Meeting in San Diego which focused on that generation’s interest in a dynamic retail-based urban landscape. Generation Y, which comprises more than 80-million Americans between the ages 18 and 32, is attracted to mixed-use development and the synergy of convenient, urban workplaces, homes and shopping. Furthermore, at the February “Reinventing Urban Retail” panel in Houston, Ed Page, managing partner at real estate brokerage UCR in Houston; Maureen McAvey, a Washington, D.C.-based … Read More

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