Monthly Archives: September 2016

Research Insights Series –  Proximity matters

Location, location, location. For a long time those words were applied to explain the critical factors driving the performance of real estate focusing on the location of the building in its local market and the performance of the local market but are other dimensions of location that are important? As the world becomes increasingly well connected, horizons have stretched and investors seek diversification opportunities in regions far away from home. However, does this diversification come at a price? The first event of the ULI UK ‘Research Insights’ series held on … Read More

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L’Accord de Paris: A Potential Game Changer for the Global Real Estate Industry

In Paris in late 2015, the 21st annual Conference of the Parties (COP-21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place. At this historic event, 195 countries reached an unprecedented agreement to combat climate change by accelerating and intensifying the transition to a near-zero carbon global economy this century: the Paris Agreement on climate change, otherwise known as L’Accord de Paris. The central element of this agreement is the aggressive scientific objective of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above preindustrial … Read More

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Adapting a heritage house for a carbon sensitive future

119 Ebury Street, a listed Georgian terrace building has recently completed a seven-year journey that saw the building being converted into three sustainable luxury apartments. ULI members were recently taken on a pre-occupation tour of this unique building and insights into how Grosvenor set out to achieve a climate sensitive renovation while maintaining the heritage value of this property. Victoria Herring, Caroline Haines and Matthew Payne shared how their aim of achieving a staggering 80% carbon reduction while maintaining the historic value of a Grade II Georgian listed property is … Read More

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UrbanPlan UK gets shortlisted for award

Great news – UrbanPlan UK has been shortlisted for an EVCOM award. EVCOM is the Event and Visual Communication Association and their awards ceremony takes place on October 7th. Wish us luck! Learn more about EVCOM

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Industry backs expansion of UrbanPlan UK

UrbanPlan UK is entering its second year and thanks to the generous support of the property industry ULI is planning to visit 40 schools across the UK from Scotland to Southampton during the 2016-17 academic year. We would like to thank all our supporters for making the programme possible: Sustaining Founders: Grosvenor, The Westminster Foundation, Land Securities Founders and Partners: Black Heart Foundation, British Land, Capital & Counties, Changing the Face of Property, Hammerson, Malcolm Hollis, Native Land, Strutt & Parker,  Tristan Foundation With thanks also to: RICS, RTPI, Perkins & Will

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ULI UK University Scholarship Programme 2016 – 2017

ULI UK Young Leaders are pleased to launch the 2016 – 2017 University Scholarship Programme. What is it about? The ULI UK Scholarship Programme has been created to provide opportunities for students from eminent UK universities to engage with ULI and the wider real estate industry. The selected students will receive a year’s membership to ULI and complimentary attendance to ULI UK Young Leader events. The programme aims to create stronger links between universities, their students and the ULI UK Young Leaders Committee in order to provide a substantial network … Read More

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