Residential Council

The mission of the ULI UK Residential Council is to enable the delivery of more sustainable residential development, property management and investment across the UK, while fostering and implementing best practice.

Residential Council

The UK Residential Council’s utilises ULI’s extensive public and private networks to exercise leadership and share best practice for the responsible management, design, investment and development of domestic properties across the UK.  Our programme this year will focus on four main areas: garden cities (new towns), capacity, affordable housing and build to rent (PRS).

Who we are

We are leading designers, developers, investors, property owners and managers, engineers, academics and civil servants, as well as other professionals, all active in the UK residential property sector. We welcome members and participants from the public and private, large and small organisations who care about advancing best practice across the all fields of the residential sector.

Our Approach

We work with industry representatives and the public sector in the UK to establish the national agenda and the European Council internationally, to ensure that we are sharing best practice and thought leadership with our members in the UK.

Build to Rent

In April 2014 the UK Residential Council published Build To Rent: A Best Practice Guide, a seminal industry guide for the residential sector. The Guide, co-sponsored by the UK Government’s Private Rented Sector Taskforce, aims to provide a valuable and practical guide to the market for the development and ownership of purpose-built residential stock that meets the needs and aspirations of future investors and renters. A second edition will be developed for publication in late 2015.

Order Build To Rent: A Best Practice Guide 2nd Edition

Order Build To Rent: A Best Practice Guide 1st Edition

Build to Rent Webpage

How do I become involved in the Residential Council?

  • Submit a formal request to Liz Waller.  You may be asked to submit a CV or bio in order for the co-chairs to balance council membership.
  • Attend a meeting as a guest

News

ULI UK – Reflections on 2015, Glimpses in to 2016 – Development Forum

ULI’s Development Forum aims to give ULI members access to an intimate examination of the leading urban regeneration schemes in the UK. Initially, we’re focusing on the major regeneration schemes in London because of the sheer scale and complexity of those that are now under construction. Because ULI is not a lobbying organisation, its ‘Chatham House Rules’ style of engagement allows ULI members to exchange fresh ideas, to discuss challenges and compare experiences amongst like-minded peers. We set up the site tours to enable members to get a “touch it, … Read More

King’s Cross Development Forum InfoBurst

At ULI UK’s second Development Forum, 38 leading developers, investors and advisors gathered at Argent’s headquarters in King’s Cross to learn about the financing challenges and solutions at this major project in north London. With each year that passes, King’s Cross attracts increasing numbers of commercial occupiers, residents and visitors as development takes shape and this former industrial blackspot is transformed into a new London district. The developments success owes much to Argent, in its role as master developer and asset manager, establishing from the outset key guiding principles for … Read More

King’s Cross Development Forum

20th March, Argent hosted the second ULI UK Development Forum at King’s Cross. This invitation-only event provided an unprecedented insight into how Argent is delivering this new London district with a specific focus on financing of large scale developments. An InfoBurst will be published shortly providing further insights of the forum but some key highlights included: A scene setting presentation by Max Sinclair, Wells Fargo shared market trends in development finance, insights into the changing world of development lenders and outlined expectations for 2015. David Hatcher, Real Estate Capital then … Read More

Development Forum: Wembley Park download infoburst here

Quintain hosted the inaugural ULI UK Development Forum at Wembley on 26 September. Read More

New ULI UK Development Forum Launched

ULI UK is launching a brand new initiative for 2014, the UK Development Forum, which is being led by Max James and Anthony Gill of Quintain. Read More