Category Archives: Young Leaders

Compact Living Explored at ULI UK Winter Drinks

By Pauline Niesseron Photos This year’s sold out ULI UK Winter Drinks was located at U+I’s impressive office in Victoria, London. The event focussed on new ways of living and participants had the chance to tour two compact apartment prototypes developed by U+I on site. Liz Waller, Executive Director at ULI UK, kicked off the informal drinks reception by giving a special welcome to participants of the ULI Europe conference, taking place in London for the first time in its 20-year history. She reminded us that ULI was about creating … Read More

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New ULI UK Young Leader Co-Chair has been appointed

ULI UK is pleased to announce that Anoushka Malde, Senior Associate at Real Asset Partners has become the new Co-Chair of the ULI UK Young Leaders Group. Anoushka began her term in January 2019 and will stand alongside Alex Jezeph, Associate, Residential Capital Markets, JLL as Co-Chair of the YL Group for the next two years.  She has over 6 years of experience within real estate and finance and was previously an Associate at Urban Input / SVS Real Estate, focusing on residential and office developments across Spain. Prior to this, Anoushka worked … Read More

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ULI UK Mentorship Programme

Applications for the 2019 ULI UK Mentorship Programme are now closed.  If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact Events & Network Manager, Agnes Gomori. ULI UK Mentorship Programme is a group mentoring programme that provides Young Leader (YL) members with a unique opportunity to discuss relevant issues related to real estate and professional development with their peers and an established member of ULI in a confidential and intimate setting. Each group consists of 3-4  YL members under the age of 35.  Members are from diverse professional backgrounds with an appropriate mix of … 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 UK Mentorship Programme

Applications for the 2019 ULI UK Mentorship Programme will open on 7th January 2019.  If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact Events & Network Manager, Agnes Gomori. ULI UK Mentorship Programme is a group mentoring programme that provides Young Leader (YL) members with a unique opportunity to discuss relevant issues related to real estate and professional development with their peers and an established member of ULI in a confidential and intimate setting. Each group consists of 3-4  YL members under the age of 35.  Members are from diverse professional backgrounds with … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Nick Cuff

Kindly hosted by JLL, the November 2017 Lunch and Learn provided the UK Young Leaders a chance to sit down with Nick Cuff, Land Director at Pocket Living. Nick started his presentation by giving some insight into his career path before giving a presentation on his current employer, Pocket Living, an innovative property developer, who build affordable housing for Londoners. Reflecting on his career, Nick identified strategies which have lead him to his position as Land Director at Pocket Living. Rather than rushing up the career ladder, Nick has taken … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Nick Cuff, Pocket Living

For a number of ULI UK Young Leaders, budget day had a treat in store…but not from the Chancellor. The day was the opportunity to share lunch with/ learn from Nick Cuff, Land Director at Pocket Living, the developer of affordable housing in London. Over lunch, kindly hosted by Alexandra Jezeph at JLL’s Warwick Street home, Nick (one of Property Week’s “Forty Under 40”) shared his career wisdom, as well as how Pocket is disrupting the residential market. Nick shared a number of invaluable thoughts on career progression. Three broad … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Rory Joyce, Principal of Brunel Planning

Rory Joyce, Principal of Brunel Planning, led a lunch and learn session for ULI Young Leaders on 24 October 2017.  Rory took us through some of the big and interesting projects he has worked on, from the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, to the refurbishment of Parliament, work for the Airports Commission, Poundbury, Coryton Oil Refinery and Northumberland National Park, and his role as Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Environment Select Committee. The discussion considered modular construction, and the perception of it in the UK as post war prefabricated … 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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Lunch & Learn with Jon Zehner, LaSalle Investment Management

Surrounded by platters of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cheese, the Young Leaders spent a Wednesday lunchtime with Jon Zehner, Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group at LaSalle Investment Management, to learn more about his life, career and contribution to the ULI. The proud father of a British Army Captain, and undoubtedly European in all but accent, Jon is not your average American. Having spent 28 years at JP Morgan, working across three continents, with a subsequent spell at AREA, Jon joined LaSalle in 2012. He is responsible for capital raising … Read More

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