Category Archives: ULI Midlands

ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report

To align the European Emerging Trends in Real Estate report alongside its sister US and Asia Pacific reports, the launch of this year’s report has been brought forward to November. The report, now in its 14th year, provides an outlook on European real estate investment and development, real estate finance and capital markets, as well as trends by property sector and geographical area. It is based on the opinions of more than 800 internationally renowned real estate professionals, including investors, developers, lenders, agents and consultants. The London launch will take … Read More

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ULI Midlands’ Young Leaders: Grand Hotel Tour

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Following a successful start to the ULI Midlands Young Leaders’ calendar, our next event came on the 28th July in the form of a guided tour around the Grand Hotel Construction Site & Grosvenor Room, kindly lead by Hortons’ CEO Tony Green and Building Surveyor James Slater. The morning started with a networking breakfast at HOME Café on Church Street. From the Café entrance we cast our eyes towards Colmore Row where the view was dominated by the rear elevation of one of Birmingham’s most recognisable landmarks, The Grand Hotel. Before … Read More

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Integration of Land Use and Transport and Changing Perceptions Identified as Drivers for Densification in Birmingham

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ULI recently convened two workshops in Birmingham on the subject of density. Density plays a key role in shaping cities that are productive, sustainable and healthy. With Birmingham’s population set to increase by 150,000 people and the UK’s total population nearing 72 million people by the year 2032, the need to create successful, dense urban environments has never been greater. The first workshop, on the morning of 30th June, was a closed door session for Birmingham City Council.  Waheed Nazir, acting strategic director for economy at Birmingham City Council, asked … Read More

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

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The ULI Midlands continued to evolve and advance as the second largest ULI region in the UK for 2015. Devolution, regeneration and capturing the region`s huge economic potential were themes for the year. The emerging significance of Birmingham and the Midlands in ULI’s Global research was also clear. Prominent features in both Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 and the more recent City Density case studies highlighted Birmingham and the city-region as one of the most popular regions in the UK for foreign investment.. Devolution will have a profound influence … Read More

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016

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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

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Devolution – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

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Birmingham 8th September 2015 Devolution will have a profound influence on how the UK develops in the forthcoming decades. Mark Rogers, Birmingham City Council and Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities led a roundtable discussion recently in Birmingham to share what the implications devolution will bring to real estate and cities. Galvanised by the Scottish Referendum, devolution is a top priority for the Government providing an opportunity for regions to work more collectively to develop, but will this lead to economic benefits on a local level or will the UK continue to … Read More

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N1C London’s Newest Post Code

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The development of 67 acres of railway yards, historic warehouses, gas holders, canals and brownfield land was likened to “steering an oil tanker” at the King’s Cross case study event in Birmingham recently. Richard Meier of Argent led a whistle-stop tour through the last twenty years of planning and development of this iconic London communications hub, highlighting the changes in the world since the project began. A time when John Major was Prime Minister and smart phones were a dream. With 8m sq ft of mixed use space from historic … Read More

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ULI UK: HS2 Growth and Connectivity Conference

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The West Midlands HS2 Steering Group and ULI UK delivered a dynamic conference examining how to maximise the opportunity and connectivity of High Speed Rail. The setting was Birmingham – centre of the rail network in Britain and soon to be home to HS2 Construction headquarters The conference was moderated by Chris Choa, Vice President, Aecom (ULI UK Infrastructure Council Chair) and led by infrastructure, real estate, government and finance experts from across Europe and the UK within the following three themes:   HS2’s role in enabling growth Connecting our … Read More

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