Monthly Archives: February 2015

Drone delivers ‘Tomorrow’s City Centre Report’ Glasgow

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Last October Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Land Institute wanted to consider how evolving technologies would influence consumer behaviours and the impact that this would have on the city centre over the next five years. As a result the ‘Tomorrow’s City Centre’ Retreat and Conference was born, a two day advisory panel style event that brought together business leaders, technology specialists and city futurists. The retreat has proved pivotal in capturing key questions, challenges and identifying the opportunities facing Glasgow city centre. “Allow lots of smaller players in…create … Read More

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Senior Member Breakfast with special guest Vincent Lo

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On the 3rd February a select group of ULI Members had the opportunity to meet with Mr Vincent Lo, the founder and Chairman of the Shui On Group China a master planning and mixed-use developer from China. Mr Lo shared an insightful discussion around his experience in developing a large-scale development organisation in China, the countries development ambitions and personal insight into the country’s economic and political aspirations. Mr Lo also provided advice on how business should be conducted in China based on a series of principles (do’s and don’ts) … Read More

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Highest ever ULI UK Winter Drinks

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This year’s ULI Winter drinks was set on the 32nd Floor of Heron Tower, a building that set a new precedent for London’s skyline. The evening was opened by presentations from Malcolm Kerr, founding partner from DP9 and Robert Tavernor, Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE, who outlined the planning obstacles, design implications, evolving skyline and city scape of London. ‘Views are so key in development, and they are especially important when shaping the skyline of one of the … Read More

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Gen Y – Practical Implications on the Real Estate Industry

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Demographic changes are influencing real estate as never before and the growing dominance of Generation Y, in particular, will have a profound impact on all sectors. That was the key message from a recent ULI UK seminar at the London office of Deloitte where leading industry figures debated the likely impact of Gen Y, which will account for around 75% of the world’s workforce by 2025. With only a decade to go before so many millenials make up the majority of the workforce – a widely acknowledged forecast based on … Read More

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