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COVID-19 Response: UES Continues Business Operations as Normal

We continue to operate our office and are actively performing site inspections and delivering reports to our clients. We are also accepting new jobs and will be here to serve you in the days and weeks ahead. We realize that this situation is ever-evolving and are implementing a number of strategies that will allow us to continue to […]

MBA CREF 2020 Recap

The UES team attended MBA CREF in San Diego this week. It’s always a great meeting, chocked full of quality education, networking with clients and making new connections. The MBA does a good job of delivering market trends, forecasts for the year ahead and information that we need to help guide our environmental consulting services. […]

Lifestyle Forward Amenities, the Digital Frontier and Multi-Family

As our digital footprint expands, so does our innate desire to connect with and be apart of a community. Much community starts with our living environment and how we are able to connect with those in close proximity, along with the neighborhood for which we inhabit. As mixed use multi-family continues is growth across all […]

Rethinking Adaptive Reuse Projects

What is an Adaptive Reuse Project? Adaptive reuse projects is the process of taking old buildings or sites, and reusing them for a purpose other than it was designed. When considering Adaptive reuse projects it’s important to understand if these investments make sense? Competition is increasing for developable land within certain asset classes, not to […]

Wrapping up summer with UES sponsoring the RISE Rooftop Crawl

RISE ROOFTOP CRAWL What is it?! Kansas City’s fifth annual rooftop crawl is an exciting and exclusive night to explore private rooftops all with unique eccentric themed parties benefitting nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters.  When is it?! Aug 24, 6:00 pm Come to the Crossroads to celebrate an evening full of networking, food, drinks, live […]

UES to sponsor CREW KC’s 16th Annual Golf Classic!

Join us at CREW Kansas City’s 16th Annual Golf Classic for an unforgettable day full of golf, networking, and supporting a wonderful organization! WHEN: AUGUST 15, 2019 WHERE: CREEKMOOR GOLF COURSE TIME: 8:00 AM REGISTRATION, 9:00 AM SHOTGUN START MORE DETAILS CREW KC and Creekmoor Golf Course have joined together for a great annual event. […]

Commercial and Multifamily Originations Set a Record by Rising to New Levels

Commercial and Multifamily Originations rose to new levels in 2018 with a record amount of loans resulting in $573.9 billion loans. Learn how this happened, what factors such as growing property values, low interest rates, solid fundamentals, and strong appetites from lenders and borrowers led to this record. We break down the numbers and find out Commercial Bank portfolios led the capital source then GSEs, Government Sponsored Enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae then Life Insurance Companies and pension funds, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities issuers, investment funds, REITs and mortgage REITS. Multifamily properties had the highest mortgage bankers’ origination volume followed by retail properties, industrial, health care, office buildings, and hotel/motel

What’s Next with Commercial Real Estate?

Commercial Real Estate has never been in a better spot but you have to ask the question, what’s coming next? MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell expressed his opinion for the sector at the MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference. “We’re currently in the longest economic expansion ever,” Woodwell said. “There […]

Everything to know about Qualified Opportunity Zones in the United States

So… what exactly is an Opportunity Zone? Opportunity Zones are economically-distressed communities where new investments, under specific conditions, might be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Districts are eligible to be Opportunity Zones if they have been submitted for that classification by the state and that submission has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. […]

The What, Why, and How of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

So, what is a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment? A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, commonly called an ESA, or Phase 1 ESA, is an assessment done to research the historical and current uses of a property as part of a Commercial Real Estate transaction. Why do Commercial Real Estate transactions require a Phase 1 […]