Author Archives: Liz Waller

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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ULI UK Flagship Events 2017

Join fellow ULI members and guests at our annual Winter Drinks at Television Centre, White City, on the evening of 26th January and the ULI UK Annual Conference on 24th May. ULI UK’s annual Winter Drinks will take place at Television Centre, White City, currently being redeveloped by Stanhope, on 26th January from 6.30-9.00pm.  Register now for this popular event, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet fellow real estate professionals in an informal setting.  The event’s theme of the ‘Future of the Workplace’ will be explored by our expert … 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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