Commercial real estate is a broad asset class with numerous ways to invest that vary greatly in terms of their key drivers and risk/return profile. Each method of real estate investing is unique on its own merit, and suitability depends on individual investor preferences.
Infrastructure, land use, and real estate development are intrinsically linked. Over the coming years, U.S. communities face many challenges that will be difficult to manage, including a lack of housing affordability, entrenched inequities in the built environment, and a changing climate. These issues are compounded by the combined challenge of maintaining current infrastructure while needing to invest in forward-looking infrastructure. This framework guides ULI’s infrastructure-related work and connects the topic to best real estate development and land use practices.