Category Archives: ULI UK Residential Council

Final Homes

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Part of the Innovators and Disrupters series, Final Homes was an interactive discussion with Anne Feikje Weidema, director of the Research Focus Group on Housing for the Elderly at PLP Architecture, on her research on elderly housing in the Netherlands. At the heart of her discussion is the belief that “environments in which we reside and live have an enormous impact on how we experience our lives”. Anne argues that elderly homes today are  not cut out for the next generation of elderly, who are, although aging, also fitter, have longer life … Read More

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ULI UK Residential and Infrastructure Council Day

Innovative Finance and Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing at Scale Finance is available and housing demand across our cities are at an all-time high, yet delivery of housing that caters for diverse demographics across our urban realm is not being realised. The ULI UK Infrastructure and Residential Product Councils have observed examples of innovative financing that is or could enable housing to be delivered at scale but as yet have seen limited adoption in the UK. Examples have included: Social and Liquid Bonds Land value capture around infrastructure nodes … Read More

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Alex Notay to Drive Innovation and Growth at Places for People

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ULI UK’s Director of Policy, Alex Notay, will sadly be leaving the ULI UK staff team to join Places for People, as its new Director of Product and Service Innovation. Alex has been an instrumental and well liked member of the team and we are delighted that she has agreed to remain an active member of the Institute and participate in the Executive Committee. Alex is renowned for her work in property and construction. Having started her career in the civil service, Alex moved to ULI in 2009 and became … Read More

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Study Tour Success

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Last week saw the fifth and final ULI UK Residential Council multifamily study tour to Boston and Washington DC. 19 participants including James Murray, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development and leading investors, architects, developers and operators from across the UK, met with senior ULI members and delved into the detail on delivering successful multifamily. “The ULI tour was an incredibly insightful trip that was exceptionally well organised. We saw a fantastic mix of schemes, both city centre and suburban ‘garden-style’ with awide range of investors developers … Read More

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ULI UK Launches Second Edition of Build to Rent Best Practice Guide

ULI UK Build To Rent conference, Royal Geographical Society, 4th March 2016

On Friday 4th March 350 people attended the highly anticipated launch of the ULI UK Residential Council publication, Build to Rent: A Best Practice Guide. Despite the flurry of recent industry events around Build to Rent and the wider Private Rented Sector, this huge audience was eager to hear from the Steering Group who had worked for the past year to substantially revise and update the first edition. Launched in April 2014, when there was still significant market scepticism as to whether the nascent private rented sector in the UK … Read More

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Registration Open: Built to Rent Guide Second Edition Launch, 4th March

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Registration is now open for the launch event for the highly anticipated Second Edition of the ULI UK Build to Rent Best Practice Guide. The event will feature presentations by the Guide Steering Group and panel discussions with senior leaders from the residential sector and UK government. Conference registrants will receive a significant discount on the purchase price of the Guide and will hear first-hand the findings and insights unveiled in the manual. Further information on the event programme and registration can be found here: Build to Rent Guide Second … Read More

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

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  The ULI UK Residential Council has continued to grow in size and impact, particularly through the Build to Rent Best Practice Guide, named by Property Week as the “industry bible for Build to Rent’. Ongoing demand for regional Build to Rent roundtables, a partnership with the Movers & Shakers PRS Forum and a fourth sold-out Multifamily Housing study tour to the US have demonstrated how much progress has been made in getting the UK residential sector to understand the principles outlined in the Guide. A workshop hosted by Berwin … Read More

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Tackling the Skills Shortage in the UK

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This week’s headlines have been full of the survey results from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) citing the extent of the current skills shortage in the UK building industry – with 66 per cent of small construction firms admitting they have been forced to turn down new business due to this lack of resource. Almost half have been forced to outsource work to third parties rather than leave work unfinished.Read the FMB press release HERE. Our Residential Delivery Capacity conference on 24th September will explore exactly this issue and its implications … Read More

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ULI @ Property 2015 Conference – ULI UK

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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.

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ULI UK @ RESI 2015 Conference

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ULI UK are once again event partners with RESI, the definitive residential property market conference convened by Property Week.  The event, now in its 9th year, will take place at Celtic Manor from 7-9 September. The conference programme will feature a number of ULI UK Residential Council members as speakers including Michela Hancock, Development Director, Grainger and Vice Chair of the ULI UK Residential Council and Paul Winstanley, Partner, Residential Valuation, Allsopp. RESI 2015: Homing in on THE Housing Issues RESI is the definitive must attend conference for the residential sector, … Read More

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