Category Archives: Academic

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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