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ULI UK Capital Markets Forum: The Rise of ESG

On 6th December, the ULI held a seminar to debate the efficacy of current approaches to ESG in real estate capital markets, and the expectations of leading figures about the way ahead and the implications for the custodians of capital. Managers and REITs are having to respond to the demands of investors by integrating ESG into their investment processes, improving the performance and risk profile of their assets, and participating in benchmarking and disclosure initiatives, notably GRESB. The audience heard from a highly qualified panel: Panel: David Hirst, Head of Operations, Global … Read More

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Capital Markets Masterclass

On Tuesday 30th of October, Simone Pozzato, Director of Investments at Hines, and Aurélien Collignon, Associate Director at FORE Partnership, jointly introduced to a varied assembly of 20 professionals capital markets from real estate perspective. Simone and Aurélien began with a quick reminder of the fundamentals of capital markets and their role in financing economic development – equity versus debt, private versus public, primary versus secondary, retail versus institutional investors. To appreciate the size of global markets, we navigated through The Money Project, a unique visualisation of the world’s money … Read More

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Member Survey – ULI UK Sustainability Agenda

This survey is the chance for you to share your views on how ULI UK can drive better sustainability decision-making, support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and accelerate the real estate sector’s transition and contribution towards our collective sustainable future. The Sustainability Committee invites the ULI UK membership along with any interested external parties, guests, and friends to shape our forthcoming content and programming. Sparing 5 mins to answer these 5 quick questions will enable our committee to maximise the value of our activities, and embed sustainability in the … Read More

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ULI UK REIT 2018 Seminar Summary

The second annual ULI UK REIT seminar took place at law firm Goodwin on 27th September 2018. The panelists were: Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of the The International Stock Exchange, Channel Islands Chris Phillips, Chairman of Triplepoint Social Housing REIT, Londonewcastle and Places for People Hemant Kotak, MD & Head of UK and Swiss coverage, Green Street Advisors Jason Baggaley, Real Estate Fund Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments Struan Robertson, Chairman of EMEA Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging, Bank of America Merrill Lynch An audience of 100 heard them debate the current … Read More

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Wellbeing Survey

There is growing evidence that buildings and our urban environment influence our health and wellbeing, yet there is limited insight into how investment decisions across the property life-cycle are being influenced by wellbeing. The ULI UK Sustainability Council is embarking on a research initiative to explore the value proposition for healthy buildings and the role of wellbeing in property investment decisions. Share your views in the 7 min survey here: Survey The research, sponsored by energy solutions provider, E.ON, will analyse survey and interview data from ULI members and feature … Read More

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Podcast: How technology influences our urban realm

We are delighted to share a podcast with the ULI Tech Forum’s Co-Chairs Adam Burstow, Group Digital & IT Director at Grosvenor Group and Ed Parham, Director at Space Syntax who share their views on how technology influences our urban environment and their vision for the ULI UK Tech Forum. Over the past months the ULI UK Tech Forum have been busy developing a framework that seeks to define the Forum’s mission to create a dialogue around technology, address the opportunities, observe how technology influences our urban environment and better … Read More

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ULI UK Housing with Care Guide

The UK’s population is ageing with the number of people of State Pension Age projected to increase by 28% to 15.6 million by 2035, and this is set against a backdrop of both limited supply and range of Housing with Care products for consumers to choose from in the market today. ULI, led by the ULI UK Residential Council and a member led steering committee, is producing a guide to promote new and emerging Housing with Care models, using best practice examples to demonstrate key principles.  The Guide seeks to … Read More

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Beyond Certification – Innovation and Wellbeing

ULI UK – Sustainability Council Day Summary  4th June 2018 Author: Enzo Giovanetti, La Française While the word is often associated with greenwashing and meaningless statements, sustainability is actually measurable and encompasses more than energy performance and greenhouse gas emission measurements.  Thus, this year’s ULI UK Sustainability Council Day focused on the relevance of certifications as proxy for driving forward sustainability in the built environment.  It was also the opportunity to explore how innovation in wellbeing has the potential to make sustainability revolve around users.  Bringing together professionals from across … Read More

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Delivering innovation in large scale regeneration – Here East Site Tour

The Infrastructure and Tech Forum recently held a site tour of Here East, to explore how large-scale regeneration sites are delivering and nurturing innovation through the their development phases. On our arrival we were greeted by Andrew Roughan, Chief Operating Director of Here East. Around a model of the Olympic Stadium site, Andrew explained that Here East located in what was the former broadcast centre for the 2012 Olympics. The site is now an impressive innovative and entrepreneurial campus. Here East, a joint-venture between Delancey and Inifity SDC has a … 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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