Monthly Archives: August 2016

ULI Brexit Capital Markets Forum 2016 

Investment allocation: In light of recent events, international investors have become increasingly demanding when allocating investment capital.  Whilst investment yields have been tightening, there has been a renewed emphasis on investment geographies across the globe.  The political and financial uncertainty resulting from Brexit has become a major influential factor when determining how to allocate investment capital. Within the current environment, investors have become extremely cautious, as many are inclined to hold off and take a “wait and see” approach as to where to allocate their funds, until more sensible and … Read More

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ULI Midlands’ Young Leaders: Grand Hotel Tour

Following a successful start to the ULI Midlands Young Leaders’ calendar, our next event came on the 28th July in the form of a guided tour around the Grand Hotel Construction Site & Grosvenor Room, kindly lead by Hortons’ CEO Tony Green and Building Surveyor James Slater. The morning started with a networking breakfast at HOME Café on Church Street. From the Café entrance we cast our eyes towards Colmore Row where the view was dominated by the rear elevation of one of Birmingham’s most recognisable landmarks, The Grand Hotel. Before … Read More

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Back to the future

This Wednesday (27th July) saw the ULI UK summer drinks, with over 120 property professionals crammed into the Sir Hugh Casson room at the Royal Academy of Arts (RAA). Focused on the future of London’s heritage buildings, and hosted by the Young Leaders Committee, it was forward-looking in more ways than one. Liggy Bass, Senior Project Managerat the Royal Academy of Arts, gave an overview of the ambitious Masterplan project that the RA is currently undertaking to mark their 250th Anniversary in 2018.  The Sir David Chipperfield scheme encompasses both … Read More

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