Monthly Archives: March 2015

Devolution the Holy Grail of Economic Growth?

On the 2nd March ULI hosted a highly informative roundtable that discussed the performance of cities within the context of business friendliness, investment and devolution. Rosemary Feenan Director of Cities Research Centre, JLL and Chair, ULI Europe Policy and Practice Committee facilitated a dynamic discussion with presentations from Andrew Carter, Acting Chief Executive, Centre for Cities and Alexander Jan, Director- Transaction Advice Team, Arup. The scene was set by Andrew Carter who presented a synopsis of how UK cities are performing. Interestingly London and Bristol are the only cities which … Read More

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate – Scotland

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

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