Monthly Archives: March 2018

Leveraging Public Investment for Build to Rent

The Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England) has played a key role in the delivery of housing having provided £1.6 billion of financial investment through their Build to Rent and Home Building Funds. The ULI UK Residential Council hosted an event on ‘Leveraging Public Investment for Build to Rent’ on 16th November at Berwin Leighton Paisner in London to invite insights from both the public and private sectors on the opportunities for innovative financial participation and lessons learned. Welcome & Introductions Alex Notay of Places for People introduced the session alongside Andrew Yates … Read More

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ULI UK NEXT Leadership Dinner

It has taken three years of hard work by the ULI UK NEXT Committee, but finally the inaugural invite-only dinner with a number of the ULI Trustees based in the UK took place as part of the Networked Leaders programme! Thanks to the hospitality of Andy Martin, CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK, the current ULI UK NEXT Committee and NEXT members of the ULI UK Executive Committee  had the pleasure and privilege of spending an evening with Chris Choa (AECOM), Michael Cochran (Eastdil Secured), Rosemary Feenan (JLL), Jeremy … Read More

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ULI UK Next: Leading Skills’ Seminar – Team Leadership Skills with Ciara Woods

ULI UK NEXT exists to serve ULI members aged 35-45 by providing tailored knowledge sharing opportunities and networking events. Our first ‘Leading Skills’ seminar series of 2018 explored Team Leadership Skills. Led by Ciara Woods, an executive coach with over 20 years’ experience as a coach and consultant helping organisations and individuals transform, this was an engaging breakfast session for 17 ULI UK NEXT members hosted by CMS. Ciara impressed upon attendees the benefits of active leadership and set a challenge to the group early on to think about the … Read More

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UrbanPlan is back in UK schools – plus piloting the programme in Asia

Urban Plan UK is visiting another 15 schools in March 2018 reaching well over 500 more students! We have recently been joined by three new funders too  – thanks to Legal & General, Redevco Foundation and Allsop for supporting our programme here in the UK and we are looking forward to working with you. What’s more – the team are also heading off to run pilots in Hong Kong, The Philippines and Singapore – UrbanPlan really is on its way to becoming a truly global programme!

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The Business Case for Passivhaus

PassivHaus has grown in popularity in the UK with increasing numbers of private residences and schools completed over the past years, as well as two major efforts exceeding 100 units by local authorities, Camden and Norwich City. Launched in the early 90’s Passivhaus promises highly efficient buildings with far reaching benefits across the building life-cycle. Why is market adoption slow and only until recently being considered at a significant scale in the UK? A roundtable led by the ULI Sustainability and Residential Council’s provided first hand insights from Norwich Council, … Read More

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