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ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018

The ULI / PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2018 report was published on 1st November 2017.  It is a trends and forecast publication now in its 15th edition. Undertaken jointly by PwC and Urban Land Institute, the report provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate nance and capital markets, cities, property sectors and other real estate issues throughout Europe. It reflects the views of 818 individuals who completed surveys or were interviewed as a part of the research for the 2018 report. You … Read More

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ULI UK Placemaking Masterclass 

Placemaking can be traced back to the 1960 when urban pioneers such as Jane Jacobs and William H Whyte discussed the idea of cities for people, in opposition to cities for cars, as the current Mayor of New York City Robert Moses had been planning. As the term indicates, placemaking is about making places, hence it relates both to the process and outcome. What better person to invite to talk about placemaking than Ed Watson, Executive Director for the West End Partnership. With over 20 years of experience in shaping … Read More

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The first ULI UK REIT seminar took place on 12th October at the offices of Goodwin where an audience of 100 heard about the state of the UK REITs market, why we are seeing a flurry of new REIT launches, the pros and cons of externally managed REITs and the lessons that we can learn from the US REIT market. The seminar opened with presentations by Hans Vrensen, Managing Director / Head of Research & Strategy, AEW Europe, London on the state of the market and Ettore Santucci, Partner, Goodwin, … Read More

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ULI Later Living Conference Q&A with Richard Meier, partner at Argent LLP

By 2025, 20.2% of the UK’s population is expected to be over the age of 65. As it stands, the UK’s housing sector is vastly underprepared for this demographic shift. The ULI Later Living conference will tackle the key issues in the sector, bringing together experts from across the industry to discuss how to manage the UK’s Later Living sector. Ahead of ULI UK’s Later Living event at Macfarlanes in the City of London, Richard Meier, partner at Argent, tells us that planners and architects need to think more vividly … Read More

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ULI Later Living Conference Q&A with Félicie Krikler, director at Assael Architecture

On the 16th October, the ULI will host its Later Living conference at the Macfarlanes offices in the City of London. With around 20% of the population set to be 65 or over by 2025, the UK’s housing market needs to prepare for the impact of such a demographic shift. As it stands, only 2% of the UK’s housing stock is specifically designated for older citizens, with only 1% of over 60s living in it. When compared to America, where 17% of the population live in retirement housing, the UK … Read More

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ULI UK NEXT: Leading Skills’ Seminar

ULI UK NEXT exists to serve ULI members aged 35-45 by providing tailored knowledge sharing opportunities and networking events. Our inaugural ‘Leading Skills’ seminar series in June explored media training. Husnara Begum, a former Magic Circle lawyer and journalist, led an intimate breakfast for 15 ULI UK NEXT members hosted by CMS. Husnara impressed upon attendees the benefits of cultivating good relationships with the press. Journalists have a wealth of knowledge to share and can be influential within the property industry. They can provide positive PR for free and significantly … Read More

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How can buildings improve our workplace wellness?

Three passionate speakers and a well-versed moderator were lined up for the ULI Summer Drinks at The Collective HQ in Bloomsbury on the evening of 13th July 2017. The discussion centred around workplace wellness, providing an informative and insightful look into the growing importance of well-being across the urban realm. The panel discussion was particularly topical, as work spaces in London are shrinking and becoming increasingly more expensive. Everybody in the room could relate to the topic discussed, and judging by the conversations the followed afterwards, had strong opinions on … Read More

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ULI Retail Healthy Places Roundtable

As people live longer and many cities densify it is becoming more apparent that the urban environment plays an increasingly integral role in human health. ULI recently held a Retail focused Healthy Places Roundtable in Birmingham, bringing together key players (see attendees in summary link below) from across the urban life-cycle to understand and challenge how property and the urban environment could play a leadership role in improving citizen health. The roundtable also forms part of a growing programme across ULI with two earlier forums in the UK and the … Read More

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ULI Tech Conference – 4th Revolution

Curious to know what London will look like in 2020?  Delegates at the recent ULI Tech Conference found the answer in startling resolution. Data is the buzzword of the industry and everyone from start-ups to corporates are scrambling to harness it.  But what difference does the potential for connectivity and digitisation of our urban environment make to what, why and how we develop our cities? Author: Alex Jezeph, JLL with input from Freddie Daley, Blackstock STREETS -THE HEART OF CITIES Tim Stonor from Space Syntax opened the conference discussing the … Read More

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New leadership – ULI UK Infrastructure Council

ULI UK is delighted to share that Chris Choa has been appointed as chair of ULI UK. Chris will work closely with the broad range of programmes across ULI UK, including Infrastructure. “In an age of extraordinary political and systemic change for cities, this is a particularly interesting moment for ULI. “The Infrastructure Council is well-positioned to identify and develop new insights to inform the development of urban land.” We are pleased to share that Hugh Roberts and Paula Hirst as the new Co-Chairs for the ULI UK Infrastructure Council. … Read More

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