Prudential recently launched a campaign called the Wealth of Cities that promotes the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD) without using this terminology.
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With regard to real estate, Prudential’s website notes the following investment opportunities, which is at the core of transit-oriented development:
Many developed-market cities in the U.S. and U.K. are now undergoing significant revivals, with people and companies alike increasingly attracted to the urban lifestyle.
This urban rebirth has created a need for re-purposing downtown real estate into mixed-use development, including residences and commercial space. These can be highly attractive, lower risk investments, with institutional investors being able to readily ascertain the rental income that will be generated.
ECONOMICAL HOUSING OPTIONS
Multi-family units and rental apartments are particularly needed in emerging-market cities with large middle-income populations, but also in developed markets where this type of housing allows people to live where they work and helps to propel a city along its development trajectory.
Efficient and durable housing is crucial in supporting a new and fast-growing urban population, and there is a developing trend to aggregate larger amounts of these affordable units together for investment.
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