Monthly Archives: November 2016

ULI UK at the House of Lords with Lord Kerslake

The ULI’s recent Public Private Partnerships event at the House of Lords, led by Lord Kerslake, encouraged guests to first and foremost approach all property developments with courage. With this theme of courage, Lord Kerslake emphasised the importance of applying it to the creation and delivery of transformational schemes in areas of regeneration, at which the residents are placed at the heart of these schemes. The conversation Lord Kerslake led was detailed, and coloured with his vast experience in both industry and government, offering a fascinating insight into both. When … Read More

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Realities of Renting Round 2. -The ULI UK Young Leaders explore Build to Rent

The ULI UK Young Leaders and expert speakers were back together to explore key issues in Build to Rent due to popular demand. With a panel of experts crossing the entire lifecycle of Build to Rent development, the whistle stop run though of issues facing the sector provided some interesting insight on opportunities to overcome them despite the early start to the day. With Adam Challis Head of Residential Research, JLL providing an outline to the sector and the appeal to investors and policy makers, the group were taken through … Read More

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New ULI Report on Cities and the Innovation Economy

ULI Europe recently launched ‘Building the Innovation Economy: City-level strategies for planning, placemaking and promotion’. The report is informed by a collaboration between ULI and the city of Rotterdam, which is seeking to foster an innovation ecosystem as part of the modernisation of its economy and the re-development of its central station area and the port lands… Read the report

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ULI UK Tech Forum Takes Shape

The Tech Forum which launched in September is beginning to take shape with a new committee consisting of both real estate and tech firms. The forum is based on a dynamic programme that will bring city, real estate, technology and innovation professionals together to share knowledge, best practice and support ULI’s mission of enabling positive influences on land use, society and the wider urban environment. A summary of the Leadership Roundtable can be viewed here: Leadership Roundtable and an outline of the recent Digital Journey will be published shortly. Our next … Read More

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Alex Notay to Drive Innovation and Growth at Places for People

ULI UK’s Director of Policy, Alex Notay, will sadly be leaving the ULI UK staff team to join Places for People, as its new Director of Product and Service Innovation. Alex has been an instrumental and well liked member of the team and we are delighted that she has agreed to remain an active member of the Institute and participate in the Executive Committee. Alex is renowned for her work in property and construction. Having started her career in the civil service, Alex moved to ULI in 2009 and became … Read More

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40 Under 40 Winners

Congratulations to ULI UK Executive Committee member, Marcus Hale, for being chosen as part of the Urban Land Magazine 40 Under 40 class of 2016 awards. Marcus, who is a Director at Tishman Speyer, is a founding member of the ULI NEXT Global leadership initiative and sits on the European and U.K. executive committees. For further information about 40 Under 40  and all of this year’s winners please click here.

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UrbanPlan UK: Autumn Tour Update and Another Award

As the UrbanPlanUK Autumn 16 tour draws to a close, we are delighted to report that we have visited another 15 schools and reached another 450 pupils from Scotland, to Liverpool, via Sheffield and Birmingham and then London! Feedback again has been outstanding – this is from one London teacher: ”From a teaching and careers perspective, it was brilliant to see, even in such a short period of time, the impact UrbanPlan has made on students’ aspirations- many of them now want to consider career routes into property! In addition … Read More

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Launch of Emerging Trends Reports

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe report was launched this month, as well as the US and Asian reports.  Undertaken in partnership with PwC, the reports provide an outlook on real estate investment and development, real estate finance and capital markets, as well as trends by property sector and geographic area. Based on the opinions of 800 industry leaders, the European research highlighted the current period of uncertainly with some 89% of respondents ranking international political instability at the top of their list of concerns. Brexit undoubtedly weighs heavily … Read More

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate – 2017 Report Launch

Representatives from across the industry enjoyed the warm hospitality of M&G Real Estate at their offices in Grosvenor Place on Thursday 10 November. It was an excellent location to launch this years report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate, an investigation lead by the ULI and PwC. This year’s report encompasses perspectives from across the industry, not just the views of investors and lenders. As such, it was encouraging to see so many faces from all across the industry in attendance. This diversity was represented on our panel too. On … Read More

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Battersea Power Station- Infrastructure Unlocking Regeneration

Wonderful blue skies greeted guests at the ULI Battersea Power Station Site tour on Thursday 3rd November. The gargantuan, grade II* listed power station was in clear view, and the cold Autumnal air contrasted with the hive of activity going on around the site. The day started with a presentation by Ian Dodds from Skanska, who shared the impressive numbers behind the regeneration of Battersea Power Station. With seven schemes due to be completed by 2025, the size of the project matches the development itself. Around $8-9 billion will be … Read More

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