Author Archives: Liz Waller

Cultural Engagement Toolkit

The ULI UK Urban Art Forum is working on a toolkit to encourage and inform a collaborative approach to creative and cultural placemaking.  The guide will provide a framework that takes landowners, developers and other stakeholders through a matrix that helps them better understand, evaluate and maximise the role of arts, culture and music in the public realm. Coming from a safe discussion amongst professionals across the built environment including the private, public and cultural sectors, the guide will provide a methodology and set of tools to enable better conversations … Read More

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ULI UK Urban Art Forum – Art, Digital Engagement & Urban Regeneration

Words by Chris Choa, ULI UK Chairman The role that interactive art plays in engaging communities and making urban environments more engaging was discussed at a event organised by the ULI UK Urban Art Forum and kindly hosted by AECOM on 17th September. The discussions also highlighted the emerging importance of digital technology in expressive art. As a non-profit leader and long-standing patron of the arts, Juanita Hardy, ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking and former executive director of CulturalDC, has focused consistently on how to integrate arts and … Read More

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ULI UK Becomes a Partner of Immowell-Lab

ULI UK has partnered up with Immowell-Lab, the innovation ecosystem gathering startups with real estate professionals and corporate occupiers to accelerate the intake of health and wellbeing topics in the real estate sector. Founded late 2015, Immowell-Lab now includes 70+ startups selected by 25+ partners and has fostered 200 POCs (pilot projects). This ecosystem covers a wide range of topics around health and wellbeing and promotes innovative startups solutions that can be used on various asset types, including offices, retail and residential and at all stages of building lifecycle. Immowell-Lab … Read More

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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/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018

The ULI / PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2018 report was published on 1st November 2017.  It is a trends and forecast publication now in its 15th edition. Undertaken jointly by PwC and Urban Land Institute, the report provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate nance and capital markets, cities, property sectors and other real estate issues throughout Europe. It reflects the views of 818 individuals who completed surveys or were interviewed as a part of the research for the 2018 report. You … Read More

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The first ULI UK REIT seminar took place on 12th October at the offices of Goodwin where an audience of 100 heard about the state of the UK REITs market, why we are seeing a flurry of new REIT launches, the pros and cons of externally managed REITs and the lessons that we can learn from the US REIT market. The seminar opened with presentations by Hans Vrensen, Managing Director / Head of Research & Strategy, AEW Europe, London on the state of the market and Ettore Santucci, Partner, Goodwin, … Read More

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Winner of ULI UK Academic Prize

This year’s ULI UK Academic Prize, awarded in partnership with The Journal of Economic Geography (JOEG) and Oxford University Press, has been awarded to Tom Kemeny, Southampton University and Maryann Feldman, Frank Ethridge, and Ted Zoller, University of North Carolina for their paper on The Economic Value of Local Social Networks The Urban Land Institute/Journal of Economic Geography (JOEG) prize is awarded annually to the author(s) of the best JOEG paper published online in the previous calendar year.  Information on previous year’s winners. To be eligible for the prize, the … Read More

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Speakers Confirmed for ULI UK Annual Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2017 ULI UK Annual Conference on 24 May 2017. This flagship real estate investment and development conference will showcase highlights from the ULI UK programme and feature industry experts to share knowledge and provoke debate.  Confirmed speakers include Madeleine Cosgrave, GIC; Craig McWilliam, Grosvenor; Martina Malone, Prologis; Dale Lattanzio, DRC Capital; Duncan Swinhoe, Gensler; Ross Bailey, Appearhere; John Barakat, M&G Investments and Christina Gaw, Gaw Capital.  Click here for a copy of the programme and a full list of speakers. The conference, hosted by … Read More

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UrbanPlan Reaches 1,300 students

ULI’s educational outreach programme, UrbanPlan, has reached 1,300 students in 60 schools across the UK with the help of over 300 industry volunteers. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers we have reached this milestone in just two years and have received a phenomenal level of positive feedback both from the school staff and students. We are particularly proud of the engagement from the students. As well as increasing awareness and understanding of the built environment, we hope the programme might also encourage some of these bright … Read More

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ULI / South African Chamber of Commerce – What is Next for the Property Sector in South Africa? Event

Investment in South African real estate and the outbound flow of capital from the region in to Europe was the subject of a recent discussion convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the South African Chamber of Commerce. Professor Francois Viruly gave an opening keynote presentation on the real estate industry in South Africa. Professor Viruly is a leading property economist in South Africa; he is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town where he also heads the UCT/Nedbank Urban Real Estate Research Unit and has over … Read More

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