Monthly Archives: September 2016

Event Recap: Above Asking: Housing Affordability & the Greenbelt

By Seemal Saif, Economic Business Analyst, York Region View Photos View Video     On September 15th, 2016, ULI hosted an Electric Cities debate on perhaps the most contentious issue of land-use planning in Ontario: the impact of proposed amendments of the Growth Plan on housing affordability in the GTA. ULI Toronto Vice Chair, Emma West told the crowd who gathered at the Toronto Reference Library for the event that the purpose of the debate was not to advocate for a particular stance on the issue. Instead, it was to … Read More

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Event Recap: Members Only Lunch & Learn on Inclusionary Zoning

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate Click here to see the presentation         Following the release of The Economics Inclusionary Development, a report issued by the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, ULI Toronto hosted an exclusive Members Only event focused on the report’s findings. Hosted by Stikeman Elliott, the sold out lunch and learn focused on a study contained in the report that examined the use of inclusionary zoning (“IZ”) in the United States as an affordable housing tool. The discussion sought to contextualize … Read More

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Event Recap: Members Only Lunch & Learn with Richard Peiser

By Danny Tseng, Soldatova Tseng Inc.         On August 29, 2016, ULI hosted an exclusive Lunch & Learn event featuring Richard Peiser, a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and author of Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business. The talk, which was sponsored by WeirFoulds, focused on two main topics: the first being the results of Peiser’s recent research on the question: “Is there an investment premium for multi/mixed-use properties,” and the second, on the implications of Brexit on economics and … Read More

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