Category Archives: Young Leaders

2018 Mentorship Programme

Applications for the 2018 ULI UK Mentorship Programme are now open. Applications are due 16th February 2018 and the programme will commence in March 2018 with a formal kick-off ceremony and networking event. 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 3-5  YL members under the age of 35.  Members are from … 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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A workspace or a social experience? A tour of Sky Central

Author: Rob Enright, Blackstock PR Last month a small group of ULI members had the privilege to tour the tallest commercial timber structure in the UK. Neil Usher, Director of Workplace at Sky, Wayne McKiernan, of PLP Architecture, and Arup’s Carolina Bartram guided the group through a structure that really is a social experience. The building is a modern, people-centric workplace. The tour took us through a 37,700m2 building that has been designed to encourage flexibility, openness, ease of access and communication. Along the way we journeyed through 18 ‘neighbourhoods’ … Read More

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Global Palestine – Connected Gaza

“This is about how a region has developed, how it could evolve, and if there are any lessons that we can apply in other parts of the world – regardless of where they are and what they are doing,” began AECOM Vice President, Christopher Choa. It is with this excitement that he outlines his plans for what seems an impossible project, in which the discourse of disenfranchisement and humanitarian crisis is set aside to showcase Gaza’s extraordinary potential: talented youth, a 40-km waterfront conducive to walking streets and tramways, a … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Todd Lundgren at CallisonRTKL

In the latest of the Lunch and Learn series the ULI Young Leaders sat down with Todd Lundgren to hear about his career and CallisonRTKL’s participation in the ULI. Todd is the Executive Director and Regional Practice Leader for the UK and Europe at CallisonRTKL. He wanted to be an architect since the age of 15 and said that his family heritage may have played a part. His great grandfather was an architect in New York City and Todd still has some of his original hand drawings. Todd’s architecture degree … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Roger Madelin, British Land

On a particularly cold day and in the wake of the US Presidential Elections the day before, there were certainly a lot of heated discussions between the Young Leaders gathered at the Printworks in Canada Water. However, British Land’s Roger Madelin – with his wealth of experience and personal charisma – successfully managed to direct the attention of the YLs back to the present. From his aspirations to become an RAF pilot to being one of the most renowned developers in the country, Roger has always been fascinated by the … Read More

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