Urban Land, the Institute’s flagship publication, connects members around the world, allowing them to share their expertise and build synergies that will result in better communities and better lives.
A highlight of each issue is the roundtable discussion among leaders in ULI’s product councils, which brings readers into the knowledge sharing that is the hallmark of these exclusive groups. In the past year, members of the Hotel Development, Technology and Real Estate, Sharing Economy, and Placemaking councils shared their thoughts about the top questions of the day.
In the Fall 2018 issue of Urban Land, Mary Ludgin, head of global research at Heitman, ULI Global Governing Trustee, and member of the Global Board of Directors, previewed important new research conducted by Heitman in partnership with ULI. Her article, “Rising Sea Levels Pose Risk to Institutional Real Estate Investment,” noted that $360 billion of institutional real estate in the United States is in the top 20 percent of locations vulnerable to sea-level rise, and insurers and investors are taking note.
Urban Land also partnered with McKinsey & Company, presenting in the Fall 2018 issue McKinsey’s new research on how big data is transforming real estate. “Today, a host of new variables make it possible to paint more vivid pictures of a location’s future risks and opportunities, and with unprecedented granularity,” McKinsey’s authors wrote. “While the technology is still relatively nascent, its predictive power is too great to ignore.”