Monthly Archives: December 2016

ULI UK Flagship Events 2017

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Join fellow ULI members and guests at our annual Winter Drinks at Television Centre, White City, on the evening of 26th January and the ULI UK Annual Conference on 24th May. ULI UK’s annual Winter Drinks will take place at Television Centre, White City, currently being redeveloped by Stanhope, on 26th January from 6.30-9.00pm.  Register now for this popular event, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet fellow real estate professionals in an informal setting.  The event’s theme of the ‘Future of the Workplace’ will be explored by our expert … Read More

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Gaza Masterplan Event with Christopher Choa, AECOM

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Gaza is one of the contemporary world’s most complex environments. Is this densely populated and contained area a challenge or an opportunity? With 2 million residents, severed from the Palestinian hinterland, bordering Israel, Egypt, and the Mediterranean, how can Gaza manage its own needs while also integrating productively with the region? What can we learn from Gaza that we could apply to other urban areas as well?  Christopher Choa, Director of Cities from AECOM, will present ‘Global Palestine: Connected Gaza’, a recently-completed private-sector initiative that is positioning Gaza and the … Read More

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ULI UK 2017 Mentorship Programme

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The ULI UK Mentorship Programme provides Young Leader members with a valuable opportunity to connect with senior industry leaders, to discuss matters related to real estate and professional development in a confidential and intimate setting. It is also a unique opportunity for mentors to give back and contribute to the future of our industry. This year we have introduced group mentoring to allow more mentees to join the programme and to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing amongst peers. Each group will comprise 4-6 mentees per mentor and an appropriate mix … Read More

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Reflections from ULI UK Sustainability Chair, Jon Lovell

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Well, that was some year! A year of extraordinary paradoxes and contradictions. In truth, I’m still trying to get my head around it, such was the peculiarity of the many events which unfolded. Hot on the heels of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, I headed in to 2016 with a renewed sense of hope and determination. Finally, after years of effort, the world had taken a unanimous stand against one of the defining threats of our time. Political resolve unparalleled in living memory, emboldened by the clarion call from … Read More

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Capital Markets Insights

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Six months on from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, “Brexit” is still dominating every discussion about UK real estate. The perception at the annual ULI UK Capital Markets Roundtable was that while the UK, and London in particular, will remain a safe haven for global capital in the long term, over the short-to-medium term real estate is in for a painful period. There is still only minimal clarity as to how and when Brexit will be undertaken. But the economic impact it is having, in the form … Read More

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2017 Mentorship Programme

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Applications for the 2017 ULI UK Mentorship Programme are now closed. ULI UK Mentorship Programme is a group mentoring programme that provides Young Leader (YL) members with a unique opportunity to discuss relevant issues related to real estate and professional development with their peers and an established member of ULI in a confidential and intimate setting. Each group consists of 5-7 YL members under the age of 35.  Members are from diverse professional backgrounds with an appropriate mix of companies within each group. The mentor is a senior level executive … Read More

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UrbanPlan UK: Autumn tour update and another award!

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As the UrbanPlanUK Autumn 16 tour draws to a close, we are delighted to report that we have visited another 15 schools and reached another 450 pupils from Scotland, to Liverpool, via Sheffield and Birmingham and then London! Feedback again has been outstanding the below is from one London teacher: ”From a teaching and careers perspective, it was brilliant to see, even in such a short period of time, the impact UrbanPlan has made on students’ aspirations- many of them now want to consider career routes into property! In addition … Read More

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Estates Gazette to feature UrbanPlan

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Please take a look at this recent report and great film courtesy of the Estates Gazette: http://www.egi.co.uk/news/lesson-plans/  

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Tech Forum: Digital Journey

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Are real estate organisations adapting to the digital age? The recent ULI Tech Forum debate led by Tim Stonor, Managing Director, Space Syntax explored this question with views from four leading organisations and a multi-disciplinary audience, highlighting common barriers, key trends and processes that real estate could adopt be meet this new era. A robot called Nau was meant to launch the evening presentation but sadly fell over and subsequently sat throughout the forum blinking at the audience with its engaging eyes. Fittingly this highlighted that some technology is fallible … Read More

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