Monthly Archives: January 2016

UK’s Largest Regeneration Scheme Old Oak and Park Royal – Connectivity and Flexibility

OPDC_ULI_Infrastructure Council Briefing 26 Jan 2016

Old Oak and Park Royal has far reaching ambitions to be not only the UK’s largest regeneration scheme but an outstanding development based on its integration of infrastructure, business, community, public realm and sustainability. On the 26th January Michael Mulhern, Director of Planning provided ULI with an in-depth insight into the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s (OPDC) approach, as the site transitions to a multi-faceted development that will provide a new destination for business, industry, community and culture. Infrastructure attributes of the development include: £1bn infrastructure investment 10 … Read More

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Registration Open: Built to Rent Guide Second Edition Launch, 4th March

Karla Gowlett

Registration is now open for the launch event for the highly anticipated Second Edition of the ULI UK Build to Rent Best Practice Guide. The event will feature presentations by the Guide Steering Group and panel discussions with senior leaders from the residential sector and UK government. Conference registrants will receive a significant discount on the purchase price of the Guide and will hear first-hand the findings and insights unveiled in the manual. Further information on the event programme and registration can be found here: Build to Rent Guide Second … Read More

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More Opportunities to Volunteer on UrbanPlan UK in London Schools this Spring


Following the success of last November’s UrbanPlan programme, we are back in schools at the end of February for a two week tour. 96% of volunteers rated the experience as excellent or good so we would thoroughly encourage you to think about taking part. All we ask is a day and a half of your time. The next training sessions take place on the mornings of the 25th and 26th of February and we will be in schools from the 29th February – 11th March. Find out more about the … Read More

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Catch Up with ULI UK in Paris

ULI Paris Conference 2015

We are delighted so many UK members will be joining us at the ULI Europe Annual Conference in Paris next week.  It promises to be a great event with over 450 registrants, plenty of networking opportunities and a thought provoking programme. Simon Clark, Chairman; Liz Waller, Executive Director; Alex Notay, Policy Director and Agnes Gomori, Coordinator of ULI UK will be at the event and would be pleased to show you around or simply catch up for a coffee. Please ask for us at the registration desk or drop us … Read More

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Speakers Announced for ULI UK Annual Conference

ULI UK Cap Markets Forum

Goldman Sachs Chief UK Economist, Kevin Daly will set the scene at the ULI UK Annual conference with an economic and geopolitical overview followed by reactions and insights, from industry leaders including Pieter Hendrikse, CBRE Global Investors; Nick Jopling, Grainger plc and Dennis Lopez, AXA REIM, as to what this means for real estate and how we are adapting and diversifying. The importance of place and connectivity will be discussed using exemplar projects as case studies and we will take a look at London 1990-2040 and lessons learned for the … Read More

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New Young Leader Chairs


Hala El Akl, Senior Associate Partner at PLP architecture and Charlie Royle, Assistant Portfolio Manager at AEW UK have been appointed as the next Chairs of the ULI UK Young Leaders.  Hala and Charlie will succeed Ryan Matenchuk and Ben O’Neil, who have done a fantastic job of leading the Young Leader programme during their two year term. Under Ryan and Ben’s leadership, the Young Leader group has grown from strength to strength.  ULI now has 250 actively engaged Young Leader members based in the UK, who regularly participate in … Read More

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Cautious Optimism – Emerging Trends in Real Estate Scotland

ETRE 2016_ULI Scotland_PwC Scotland_19th Jan 2016 (3)

Continued caution and optimism for real estate investment were sentiments that resonated from the recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate (ETRE) event in Edinburgh. Highlights of the report as shared by Liz Waller, ULI UK (view presentation here) and subsequent panel discussion indicated that Edinburgh could be much higher within the city index (18th for 2016). A lack of prime assets, political uncertainty both from devolution, emerging policy and a possible UK EU exit were raised as likely influences for investor caution. An in-depth panel discussion with Alison Fyfe, Urbicus … Read More

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016


Capital flows and city rankings will always attract the headlines, but this year Emerging Trends Europe shines a spotlight on fundamental changes at the business end of the real estate industry. Read More

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Reinventing Birmingham New Street Station


ULI Midlands finished 2015 with another successful event in Birmingham on 26th November. Chris Montgomery, Project Director, Network Rail and Rob Flavell, Director, Turner and Townsend were giving an insightful presentation of the completed New Street Station, Birmingham’s most recent infrastructure project and its implications for the city and wider midlands region. Birmingham New Street station has recently undergone a sensational transformation, turning from a tired overcrowded station struggling to cope with the number of passengers passing through each day to a brand new gateway to Birmingham city centre, fitting … Read More

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