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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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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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Future Cities: 2018 Conference Summary

The third annual Future Cities Conference took place on Thursday 12th July, 2018 at Jesus College in Cambridge. The conference brought together academic experts from Cambridge, elsewhere in the UK and internationally with investors, advisers and policy decision makers around a core theme of “successful cities of the future“. The conference looked at what makes cities successful and how technology can be used to improve how we design, develop, govern, travel and live in cities with a focus on transport, housing and wider property market issues. Full conference summary can be read here.

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ULI UK Summer Drinks 2018 at Angel Court

This year’s ULI UK Summer Drinks on 25th July, was located at the hearth of the City, at Angel Court. The lounge on the 7th floor gives into a pleasant garden terrace, that could be located anywhere on the ground floor in Paris or London. From the garden, we had a great panoramic view of the past, present and future buildings that form the City of London. The 140 participants had the chance to mingle with ULI trustees, as the event coincide with the annual meeting of ULI’s Global Governing … Read More

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How Glasgow Promotes its Real Estate Market Internationally

It is well known that to remain competitive, cities need to continuously evolve and market themselves on an international stage to attract foreign investment. To give us an insight into how the city of Glasgow does this; Elias Haddad, from the Real Estate, Planning & Regeneration (REPR) Society at the University of Glasgow, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently collaborated on welcoming Anne Murray, the Inward Investment Manager from Invest Glasgow, to share her experience into how the city of Glasgow promotes its real estate market. Invest Glasgow Anne … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Keith Breslauer, Founder of Patron Capital,

Keith Breslauer is the Founder of Patron Capital, a real estate Investment Manager focused on opportunistic and value add strategies in Western Europe.  On May 15th he kindly hosted members the ULI Young Leaders for lunch at his Mayfair office. Breslauer hated real estate from a young age as it was a curse on his father who made and lost his fortune six times due to overleveraging, which resulted in a turbulent childhood and him finding early independence at the age of 16.  However, he loved the money business and … 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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ULI UK Construction Masterclass with Peter Rogers and Tom Bradley

The ULI UK Construction Masterclass on 28th March, started with an introduction from Peter Rogers on his career beginnings. Since he was very young, Peter has been fascinated by how to assemble things: “I knew I wanted to build but I wasn’t sure what.” Peter went on to tell us about his first meeting with Sir Stuart Lipton. It was in the late 1970s, whilst he was the contractor and Lipton the developer of the commercial Cutlers Gardens scheme in the City. This was the beginning of the well-known long-time … Read More

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ULI Digital city and Urban Tech Conference 2018

Digitisation of cities and urban technology is enabling highly dynamic environments that offer far reaching opportunities to transform many aspects of our urban environment and society. ULI brought together professionals from across the city, technology, innovation and urban realm (planning, design, development, management) and investment fields on the 17th April 2018 at City Hall, London to share, understand and challenge how innovation and digital transformation could play a role in addressing city level challenges. Adam Burstow, Digital Director/Grosvenor, and Co-Chair of the ULI Tech Forum, opened the conference.  He noted … Read More

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