ULI Scotland_Funds Seminar_25th June 2015 (10)
ULI Scotland_Funds Seminar_25th June 2015 (8)

ULI Scotland

ULI Scotland is one of ULI’s newest councils and has been developed to bring together professionals from across the real estate industry providing leadership in responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities.

ULI Scotland

ULI Scotland is one of ULI’s newest committees and has been developed to brings together professionals from across the real estate sectors, provide leadership in the responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities. Through the exchange of information and the sharing of best practices, the Scottish Council offers industry leaders unique opportunities to further ULI’s mission focused around specific industry specialisms. Meetings take place in a confidential and friendly environment, allowing members to share ideas, opinions and information that they might not be able to discuss elsewhere.

The Scotland Committee is led by Michael Henderson, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn with support from members and the wider membership. The current programme is in development is aimed at developing a programme of quarterly meetings, study tours (local or international), case study visits, research, public forums and single day events.

Further details about the 2016 programme will be announced shortly.

News

2017 – Maintaining the balance or a time for bold moves?

uli-etre-edinburgh-slides_web-image

Scotland cities like all UK cities moved down the ULI/PwC European Emerging Trends in Real Estate rating however, investment sentiment remains higher than London (no. 27) with Edinburgh rated 24th. Residential markets (housing, PRS, student housing and aged care) top the 10 investment opportunity areas however, a focus on asset performance and ‘customer’ engagement indicates there may be limited market movement. Liz Waller, ULI UK Executive Director provided a snapshot of the 2017 report findings which like last year raised the challenge of uncertainty but also looked forward towards an … Read More

UrbanPlan UK 2016-17 Programme Takes Shape

upscot2

After a very successful first year delivering UrbanPlan UK in 24 schools and reaching 500 pupils, we are now turning our attention to the next academic year. Thanks to the wonderful support of our funders (our original group and some new recruits) we are in good shape to plan ahead for next year and it is our aspiration to deliver in 40 schools targeting 1200 pupils across the country. We are already booking schools from Scotland to Southampton and we also have a new website too so do please take … Read More

Cautious Optimism – Emerging Trends in Real Estate Scotland

ETRE 2016_ULI Scotland_PwC Scotland_19th Jan 2016 (3)

Continued caution and optimism for real estate investment were sentiments that resonated from the recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate (ETRE) event in Edinburgh. Highlights of the report as shared by Liz Waller, ULI UK (view presentation here) and subsequent panel discussion indicated that Edinburgh could be much higher within the city index (18th for 2016). A lack of prime assets, political uncertainty both from devolution, emerging policy and a possible UK EU exit were raised as likely influences for investor caution. An in-depth panel discussion with Alison Fyfe, Urbicus … Read More

ULI UK – Reflections on 2015, Glimpses in to 2016 – ULI Scotland

edin_2

In 2015 ULI Scotland continued to build on ULI’s diverse programme of real estate forums. Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 and the ULI Funds Seminar highlighted that Scotland’s investment community held an optimistic view that city locations and bespoke investment were of a growing interest. Global capital remains an opportunity however there is an increasing demand for for a more tailored approach which includes collaborative initiatives between cities and the wider real estate market that unlock urban regeneration, deeper value capture and innovative opportunities. City centres that engage in … Read More

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016

ET_2015_most_active_markets

Urban Land Institute and PwC will soon be launching Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016. Our report represents the views of senior industry figures including real estate investors, developers, fund managers, lenders, and other real estate professionals across Europe and is one of the most highly-regarded and widely-read trends report in the real estate industry. Join us at one of our events across the UK to hear from industry experts and development visionaries on where to place your bets in 2016 and key insights into forces that are shaping the … Read More

ULI @ Property 2015 Conference – ULI UK

Property Conference Logo 2015

ULI UK is pleased to support the Property 2015 Conference hosted by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. Property 2015 brings together industry leaders to discuss the key issues and challenges facing the property industry in Scotland.  Colin Innes, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn will chair the event and speakers include longstanding ULI member, Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director, Planning & Urban Design Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler Architects. For further information and to book your place please visit www.propertyconferencescotland.co.uk.

Real Estate Funds Seminar Edinburgh – a time of collaboration and opportunity

ULI Scotland_Funds Seminar_25th June 2015 (11)

Although the market appears exuberant and displays some of the characteristics of a bubble, the weight of capita seeking to invest in real estate as an asset is continuing to sustain the market. Some long-term traditional sources of capital, such as traditional life insurance products and defined benefit pension schemes are maturing however, new sources of capital are entering the market to replace them. Some investors are looking for new opportunities with safe long-term returns. For many investors, traditional Real Estate funds have lost their appeal and they are looking … Read More

Emerging Trends in Real Estate – Scotland

Emerging-Trends-in-Real-Estate-Europe-2015

PwC and ULI Scotland delivered an engaging seminar around the recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report. The outlook for 2015 was shared by Susannah Simpson, Director, PwC Scotland and highlighted that residential and healthcare sectors were regarded as the highest investment opportunities and 18% agree that sustainable assets achieve higher rental value. Interestingly the report highlights that 27% have investment horizons of 10+ years while 44% have investment horizons between 1-5 years.  The panel which included: Iain Henderson Hendelsbanken; Alan Howie, Keills, James Rushworth, Standard Life Investments; Greg Ward, … Read More

Drone delivers ‘Tomorrow’s City Centre Report’ Glasgow

Tomorrow's City Centre Glasgow_BBC News Scotland_ULI UK_Drone delivers report

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

Build to Rent Edinburgh Event

Build to Rent Edinburgh

ULI UK’s Residential Council held the first roadshow event for Build to Rent: A Best Practice Guide in Edinburgh 5th June. Hosted by Shepherd & Wedderburn, overlooking the Edinburgh skyline, the event attracted over 60 people from across Scotland’s diverse residential and broader real estate sector. The ULI Build to Rent Guide was presented by leading members from the ULI UK Residential Council who shared insights of how investors, government and developers could deliver Build to Rent as an asset for the Scottish housing sector. Highlights from the presentation shared … Read More