Monthly Archives: July 2017

ULI Tech Conference – 4th Revolution

Curious to know what London will look like in 2020?  Delegates at the recent ULI Tech Conference found the answer in startling resolution. Data is the buzzword of the industry and everyone from start-ups to corporates are scrambling to harness it.  But what difference does the potential for connectivity and digitisation of our urban environment make to what, why and how we develop our cities? Author: Alex Jezeph, JLL with input from Freddie Daley, Blackstock STREETS -THE HEART OF CITIES Tim Stonor from Space Syntax opened the conference discussing the … Read More

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New leadership – ULI UK Infrastructure Council

ULI UK is delighted to share that Chris Choa has been appointed as chair of ULI UK. Chris will work closely with the broad range of programmes across ULI UK, including Infrastructure. “In an age of extraordinary political and systemic change for cities, this is a particularly interesting moment for ULI. “The Infrastructure Council is well-positioned to identify and develop new insights to inform the development of urban land.” We are pleased to share that Hugh Roberts and Paula Hirst as the new Co-Chairs for the ULI UK Infrastructure Council. … Read More

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ULI Midlands Young Leaders: Walking Tour of Digbeth

On Monday the 10th of July 2017, Gary Woodward of Birmingham City Council led a walking tour around Digbeth in Birmingham. The tour started at the location of the proposed new 7 platform station at Curzon Street for HS2, which is to be built on a sloping site near Digbeth (which is currently a park area as a “meanwhile use”).  Birmingham City Council has focussed on ensuring that the new station will be connected with the surrounding area and so a new metro stop will be constructed in close proximity … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Jon Zehner, LaSalle Investment Management

Surrounded by platters of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cheese, the Young Leaders spent a Wednesday lunchtime with Jon Zehner, Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group at LaSalle Investment Management, to learn more about his life, career and contribution to the ULI. The proud father of a British Army Captain, and undoubtedly European in all but accent, Jon is not your average American. Having spent 28 years at JP Morgan, working across three continents, with a subsequent spell at AREA, Jon joined LaSalle in 2012. He is responsible for capital raising … Read More

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