Monthly Archives: June 2015

King’s Cross Development Forum InfoBurst

At ULI UK’s second Development Forum, 38 leading developers, investors and advisors gathered at Argent’s headquarters in King’s Cross to learn about the financing challenges and solutions at this major project in north London. With each year that passes, King’s Cross attracts increasing numbers of commercial occupiers, residents and visitors as development takes shape and this former industrial blackspot is transformed into a new London district. The developments success owes much to Argent, in its role as master developer and asset manager, establishing from the outset key guiding principles for … Read More

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Ropemaker Place – Sustainability Council Site Tour

Our latest Sustainability Council event on the 27th May explored the development innovations of Ropemaker Place on the Broadgate Estate, London, as well as the human and business benefits of investments made in the space by one of the principal tenants, Macquarie Capital. After an introduction from Declan O’Carroll, Arup, on the design philosophy for the project, the Council and its guests were able to see why the building, despite being designed over ten years ago, remains an exemplar case study, not only of energy efficiency and environmental attributes, but … Read More

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ULI UK’s sixth annual Fund Managers’ Workshop 27th March

ULI UK’s sixth annual Fund Managers’ Workshop saw an audience of 73 members and guests get a pan-European perspective from a panel of leading fund managers and advisers with expertise in both debt and equity capital markets. The workshop took place against a complex trading and investment backdrop. The macro economic outlook is improving and European real estate remains the target of huge capital flows. Yet while panellists hailed the overall “positive sentiment” from investors towards the sector they also expressed “real concerns over markets overheating”. The discussion revolved around … Read More

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