Monthly Archives: July 2015

Press Release: ULI UK Announces Launch of the UrbanPlan Real Estate Education Initiative in UK Schools this Autumn

Following a successful pilot, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will launch its UrbanPlan educational initiative in schools across the UK in November 2015. UrbanPlan teaches young people about the urban environment through a series of interactive workshops and team challenges. Read More

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ULI UK @ RESI 2015 Conference

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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Hamburg Study Tour Review

HAMBURG STUDY TOUR REVIEW by Paul Winstanley, Partner, Allsop LLP If you want to encourage a wide range of stakeholders to come together and inspire large scale, mixed use, community based development, you need look no further than Hamburg for a template that delivers results. That was certainly the underlying message I took from attending the ULI’s Study Tour to the second biggest city in Germany in early June (as jointly arranged by the ULI UK Councils). In the UK we all too often debate what the bottle neck to … Read More

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PPP – New Term, New Partnership

60 ULI UK members enjoyed glorious views from the 9th floor of London’s City Hall for the second event in the Public Private Partnerships series convened by the UK Young Leaders committee (open to all members). Participants heard a series of expert and extremely candid presentations on what constitutes an effective public private partnership, with good and bad examples from across the UK. Robin Dobson, Director of Shopping Centre Development at Hammerson emphasised the crucial importance of strong leadership and also highlighted the “healthy tension” that exists in long-term partnerships, … Read More

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Social Cohesion in Action – Sustainability Council Summer Drinks at Bootstrap Company

The ingredients for delivering a successful social enterprise were brought to life at the recent UK Sustainability Council Summer Drinks at Bootstrap Company. Sara Turnbull the organisations CEO provided the council with an in-depth rooftop tour and personal insight into Bootstrap Company’s mission to facilitate the growth of over 300 small businesses in the heart of Dalston. A complex matrix of supporting tenants through their business growth, incentivising social enterprises who provide wider community benefits and striving for One Planet living form the basis of Bootstrap’s success. A long-term tenure … Read More

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Real Estate Funds Seminar Edinburgh – a time of collaboration and opportunity

Although the market appears exuberant and displays some of the characteristics of a bubble, the weight of capita seeking to invest in real estate as an asset is continuing to sustain the market. Some long-term traditional sources of capital, such as traditional life insurance products and defined benefit pension schemes are maturing however, new sources of capital are entering the market to replace them. Some investors are looking for new opportunities with safe long-term returns. For many investors, traditional Real Estate funds have lost their appeal and they are looking … Read More

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Bringing to life the Olympic Legacy – ULI UK Summer Drinks 2015

The recent ULI Summer Drinks brought to life the how Stratford and the Olympic Park are proving to be provide a vibrant community in east London. The event sponsors Atkins took visitors on a behind the scenes tour of the Olympic Park. Starting at the new neighbourhood of East Village, formerly known as the ‘Athletes Village’ where athletes once roamed, the area has been transformed into a series of shiny new buildings and parks. As we passed through the neighbourhood the area was a hive of activity with an array … Read More

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