Monthly Archives: October 2016

Vacancy: Urban Land Institute – UK Administrator (Part-time)

ULI UK is seeking a candidate who can provide administrative support to the ULI UK National Council team. The role will include data management both within standard applications such as Excel and ULI’s online membership database, for which training will be provided.  You will be front-line contact for ULI UK member enquiries, received mostly via email and responsible for ensuring enquiries are dealt with, or referred to another member of staff, in an effective and timely manner. The role will also include some financial management including working with the ULI … Read More

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UrbanPlan UK gets highly commended in EVCOM awards

We are delighted to announce that UrbanPlan UK was given a HIGHLY COMMENDED award at the recent EVCOM awards. EVCOM is the Event and Visual Communication Association and their awards ceremony took place on October 7th.

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Lunch & Learn with Craig McWilliam, Executive Director of Grosvenor’s London Estate

‘At Craig McWilliam’s Lunch and Learn he offered a great number of invaluable insights into both his career path, and his experience of different types of UK and global businesses, which he has worked with over the past 20 years. It was inspiring to hear how Craig has navigated his career through a variety of diverse and challenging roles, which have led to his role as Executive Director of Grosvenor’s London Estate. Insights into the Grosvenor business shared by Craig were also very exciting to hear about. It was refreshing to … Read More

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Tech Forum: Reshaping our Urban Realm

The ULI UK recently launched the Tech Forum with a Leadership Roundtable amongst a diverse cross-section of Real Estate and Technology professionals. The vibrant debate moderated by Ben O’Neill of Hammerson PLC, ULI UK Tech Forum Chair, highlighted how technology is already playing a leading role in reshaping our urban realm but the complexity of how the industry is adapting and transitioning in this ‘new age’ is still largely unchartered. Amanda Clack, President of the RICS and Head of Infrastructure at EY, set the scene, highlighting that over 60% of … Read More

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1,000 UK members

ULI UK has passed the 1,000 member mark for the first time since its formation. The landmark figure is testament to breadth of the Council’s work in a wide range of areas across real estate and land use. Thanks to the efforts of our executive committee, staff and members, it’s certainly been a busy year for ULI UK. In May we hosted our inaugural annual conference, which was attended by more than 200 people from the property and urban environment worlds. The last year has also seen the roll out … Read More

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COP21: A Potential Game Changer

ULI was proud to release a new report entitled ‘L’Accord de Paris: A Potential Game Changer for the Global Real Estate Industry’ at the end of September. This summary paper, written by ULI UK Sustainability Chairman, Jon Lovell, and co-produced by ULI Europe & the ULI Center for Sustainability, provides an overview of the key issues and implications for real estate that arise from the COP21 Paris Agreement and the steps that the industry can take in response. In Paris in late 2015, the 21st annual Conference of the Parties … Read More

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Last Chance to Apply – ULI UK University Scholarship Programme

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 for students’ post-graduation. The successful applicant will be asked to attend and provide an analytical write up of events … Read More

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Member Only Webinars

Sustainability and Brexit will be the subject of the next two ULI member only webinars. The webinar series, which is free for ULI members, is a great opportunity to learn about best practices from across the globe. Executing Sustainability Strategies in 21st Century Developments 12 October 2016 Global events like COP21 (resulting in the Paris Climate Agreement), coupled with increased competition between projects, make sustainability a core criteria for economic success. This webinar will take a deep dive into two European development case studies, Porta Nuova, Milan and The Edge, … Read More

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ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report

To align the European Emerging Trends in Real Estate report alongside its sister US and Asia Pacific reports, the launch of this year’s report has been brought forward to November. The report, now in its 14th year, provides an outlook on European real estate investment and development, real estate finance and capital markets, as well as trends by property sector and geographical area. It is based on the opinions of more than 800 internationally renowned real estate professionals, including investors, developers, lenders, agents and consultants. The London launch will take … Read More

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Study Tour Success

Last week saw the fifth and final ULI UK Residential Council multifamily study tour to Boston and Washington DC. 19 participants including James Murray, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development and leading investors, architects, developers and operators from across the UK, met with senior ULI members and delved into the detail on delivering successful multifamily. “The ULI tour was an incredibly insightful trip that was exceptionally well organised. We saw a fantastic mix of schemes, both city centre and suburban ‘garden-style’ with awide range of investors developers … Read More

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