Monthly Archives: December 2014

Work With Us

ULI UK is seeking a new full time Executive Director who can support ULI UK’s next stage of growth. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a highly regarded, thoughtful, and well-networked member of the UK real estate community to work for this global, real estate membership association. Taking over from Amanda Keane, who has fulfilled the role on a part time basis, ULI UK is looking for an experienced senior leader to provide strong, clear strategic leadership in the UK. Based in London, this exciting and pivotal role is … Read More

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Third ULI UK Multifamily Housing Study Tour

The ULI UK Residential Council led a third very successful study tour to the US to explore the design, development and operation of large-scale multifamily housing in relation to the burgeoning Build to Rent market for the Private Rented Sector in the UK. This trip visited Chicago and Washington D.C. and met with institutional investors, architects, developers and senior government officials. Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor of London, as an active ULI member participated in the group and his reflections on the tour are available in his recent Comment article in … Read More

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Extreme Weather Events

The ULI UK Sustainability Council convened a superb open event on Extreme Weather Events and their Impact on Property Values, or, as one attendee renamed it: “Watching your money go down the drain!” Building on the groundbreaking research on this topic published by ULI Europe in June 2014, ULI Visiting Fellow Sven Bienert gave a compelling presentation on why the real estate industry needs to take sustainability and climate change far more seriously, particularly in regard to asset allocation. An InfoBurst summarising the expert panel debate will be published on … Read More

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Growing Opportunities: A New Outlook for UK Real Estate Seminar

On 25 November 2014, Nabarro welcomed over 30 members of the Urban Land Institute to its new office for a presentation on the highlights of its recent report: ‘Growing Opportunities: A New Outlook for UK Real Estate’, followed by a panel discussion on UK real estate investment prospects. Clare Thomas began the event by outlining some of the report’s findings, notably that there has been a marked shift in the investment patterns of investors and developers with many now turning to key cities outside of London and alternative assets such … Read More

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Development Forum: Wembley Park download infoburst here

Quintain hosted the inaugural ULI UK Development Forum at Wembley on 26 September. Read More

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Public Private Partnerships – What are the Challenges?

On Tuesday 11 November there was a fascinating expert panel discussion on the use of public-private-partnerships (PPPs) in the development and regeneration of projects as part of a wider initiative being orchestrated by the Young Leaders. For this event, the three public sector representatives, and a private sector moderator, used their experience and expertise to emphasise how the lack of collaboration, transparency and trust but also the risk imbalance between the two sectors were core barriers to developing a successful PPP. Nevertheless it was stressed that PPP projects do have … Read More

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Young Leaders breakfast seminar with Kirk Monroe

Last week, several Young Leaders had the opportunity to have breakfast with Kirk Monroe, Executive Director of Lending Services at Vectra Bank Colorado and the ULI Colorado District Chair. Discussion topics included: the growth of Denver driven by infrastructure projects (light rail and airport), decline in resort/lifestyle accommodation, increases in multi-family (the equivalent of PRS here in the UK) construction and spec development for industrial and office, growth driven by the energy sector and operating businesses over manufacturing, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for public projects and the surprising difference … Read More

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