Category Archives: Academic

Partner Opportunity: Applications Open for Cambridge Part-Time Real Estate Masters

Applications to join the 2019 are now open for the Cambridge Masters in Real Estate. The course aimed at experienced professionals and those identified as future leaders in the real estate industry, is delivered in a format that is intended to enable students to continue in their careers whilst studying for a Cambridge Masters degree. It combines a range of long-term themes and strategic issues (e.g. globalisation, technology, sustainability, risk managemen) and a forum to build knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry as well as developing a range of research … Read More

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Energy Cost of Preservation – Policy Rethink?

Heritage preservation is a contentious topic across the UK and one that can not be measured on a single factor. ULI were privileged to have Christian Hilber, Professor of Economic Geography, LSE share his research into The Energy Cost of Preservation as part of the ULI Research Insights series. The forum provided a fascinating debate which also included Andrea Carvajal, Associate, Sturgis Carbon Profiling and Joe Baker, Head of Service Management, London Borough of Haringey to explore the value of preservation and how whole lifecycle factors should also play an … Read More

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Jonathan Rose gives Well-Tempered advice

  Last Tuesday, the Urban Land Institute, in partnership with the Cambridge University Land Society, welcomed guests to a ‘fireside chat’ with Jonathan Rose, author of ‘The Well-Tempered City’, the best-seller looking at what modern science, ancient societies and human nature can all teach us about the future of urban life. Cities have existed for thousands of years, but humanity still has yet to perfect them. The issues they face, from unaffordable housing to unsustainable development, will become all the more pressing as we move into the future, with nearly … Read More

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Rent Acquisition by Design?

The event on 20th March started with an opening keynote presentation by Professor Paul Cheshire on a research he has been conducting with Dr Gerard Dericks, on rent acquisition by trophy architecture in London’s office market. The presentation began with the question: why are there so few tall buildings in London? Paul Cheshire went on to explain that the reason for this was the UK planning system: it restricts the supply of (office) space, by both height controls and restriction on locations in which offices can be built, and so … 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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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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Research Insights Series –  Proximity matters

Location, location, location. For a long time those words were applied to explain the critical factors driving the performance of real estate focusing on the location of the building in its local market and the performance of the local market but are other dimensions of location that are important? As the world becomes increasingly well connected, horizons have stretched and investors seek diversification opportunities in regions far away from home. However, does this diversification come at a price? The first event of the ULI UK ‘Research Insights’ series held on … Read More

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