Author Archives: Liz Waller

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

Skyscrapers in City of London, London, UK.

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

ULI UK Cap Markets Forum

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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Member Only Webinars

Sustainability and Brexit will be the subject of the next two ULI member only webinars. The webinar series, which is free for ULI members, is a great opportunity to learn about best practices from across the globe. Executing Sustainability Strategies in 21st Century Developments 12 October 2016 Global events like COP21 (resulting in the Paris Climate Agreement), coupled with increased competition between projects, make sustainability a core criteria for economic success. This webinar will take a deep dive into two European development case studies, Porta Nuova, Milan and The Edge, … Read More

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ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report

To align the European Emerging Trends in Real Estate report alongside its sister US and Asia Pacific reports, the launch of this year’s report has been brought forward to November. The report, now in its 14th year, provides an outlook on European real estate investment and development, real estate finance and capital markets, as well as trends by property sector and geographical area. It is based on the opinions of more than 800 internationally renowned real estate professionals, including investors, developers, lenders, agents and consultants. The London launch will take … Read More

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