Monthly Archives: November 2015

ULI UK Young Leaders – Inaugural University Outreach Programme

45 students from 10 universities were invited to join a number of the ULI UK Young Leader Executive Committee members on 10th November to the inaugural ULI Young Leaders Group University Outreach Programme. Held at Strutt & Parker’s offices, it offered a chance for the students to find out what ULI is all about as well as to hear from the organisation’s current Chair for the UK, Simon Clark. After brief round-the-room introductions, as always showing the diverse backgrounds of the ULI members, the YL Committee Co-Chairs – Ryan Matenchuk … Read More

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New University of Cambridge Real Estate Course

The University of Cambridge has launched a part-time Real Estate Masters through the Department of Land Economy, under the directorship of ULI UK Executive Committee Member, Nick Mansley, and Professor Colin Lizieri.  The course is aimed at experienced professionals and those identified as future leaders in the real estate industry, and is delivered in a format that is intended to enable students to continue in their careers whilst studying for a Cambridge Masters degree. The course combines academic rigour with significant industry input and  aims to equip participants with a … Read More

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016

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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UrbanPlan Underway

After three weeks on the road visiting 15 schools across the country, UrbanPlan UK has now been successfully delivered to over 300 pupils. We are delighted to report that teachers and students have been overwhelmingly positive about the experience:  “Thank you very much for your help and support in organising UrbanPlan – the students and the department were very complimentary of the project, your ambassadors and the resources sent through.  We have even had some students change career plans as a result of Urban Plans input!!” St Andrews, Croydon I … Read More

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Implications of Global Climate Change Negotiations

With global climate changes negotiations (COP21) taking place in Paris 30th November – 11th December 2015, the UK Sustainability Council brought together three leading voices on the important question of real estate’s role in addressing the global low-carbon agenda. With the atmospherics in the run up to Paris looking positive, the Council was told that a global resolution to meeting the 2° degrees reduction targets seemed possible. All three speakers reported significant progress in awareness and an ability for action on carbon reduction. However, given that energy supplies to existing … Read More

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ULI YLG Lunch and Learn with Tony Gibbon

Hosted by PLP Architecture on the 8th October, YLG members joined GM Real Estate founding partner Tony Gibbon for an engaging discussion; tracing his career from his East London origins through to shaping some of the most prominent commercial properties in the Capital. Tony recalled his early career with Prudential at the cusp of a transitional period for London, through his time at Bates Richards and Co, Lambert Smith Hampton, co-founding BH2 in 1994 and more recently co-founding GM Real Estate in 2010. He spoke of the huge influence of financial deregulation … Read More

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UrbanPlan UK goes live in schools

After 12 months of planning, UrbanPlan UK has gone live this week!  The team of 150 volunteers will be working with A level pupils in schools in Birmingham, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London over the next four weeks – reaching well over 300 pupils. With volunteers involved  from across the real estate industry including planners, architects, surveyors and lawyers – the young people will get a wonderful insight into how their towns and cities are shaped through a team works challenge to regenerate an urban site. Thanks to the support … Read More

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ULI UK Young Leaders – Lunch & Learn with Jim Garman

Kindly hosted by Stanhope PLC, this month’s Lunch & Learn session offered the UK Young Leaders a chance to spend some time with Jim Garman – Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Real Estate in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. The event started with round-the-table introductions, which revealed a very wide range of backgrounds the YL attendees are coming from – in terms of both real estate sectors (research, commercial, hotels, residential, etc.) and length of tenure in the property industry. Jim then spoke about his own professional … Read More

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