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

Capital Markets Insights

Six months on from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, “Brexit” is still dominating every discussion about UK real estate. The perception at the annual ULI UK Capital Markets Roundtable was that while the UK, and London in particular, will remain a safe haven for global capital in the long term, over the short-to-medium term real estate is in for a painful period. There is still only minimal clarity as to how and when Brexit will be undertaken. But the economic impact it is having, in the form … Read More

ULI/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report

To align the European Emerging Trends in Real Estate report alongside its sister US and Asia Pacific reports, the launch of this year’s report has been brought forward to November. The report, now in its 14th year, provides an outlook on European real estate investment and development, real estate finance and capital markets, as well as trends by property sector and geographical area. It is based on the opinions of more than 800 internationally renowned real estate professionals, including investors, developers, lenders, agents and consultants. The London launch will take … Read More

ULI Brexit Capital Markets Forum 2016 

Investment allocation: In light of recent events, international investors have become increasingly demanding when allocating investment capital.  Whilst investment yields have been tightening, there has been a renewed emphasis on investment geographies across the globe.  The political and financial uncertainty resulting from Brexit has become a major influential factor when determining how to allocate investment capital. Within the current environment, investors have become extremely cautious, as many are inclined to hold off and take a “wait and see” approach as to where to allocate their funds, until more sensible and … Read More

ULI UK – Reflections on 2015, Glimpses in to 2016 – Capital Markets

25 of Europe’s top real estate investors, lenders and advisors provided their insights at this year’s ULI UK Capital Markets Forum, which took place in June. The Forum, kindly sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield and Dentons, discussed both the debt and equity markets.  The sentiment was that capital continues to flow to Europe, as the political risk of EU instability was not yet having an effect on investment appetites. The debt markets were felt to be expanding, though were not yet plentiful or deep.  And while Spain divided opinion, it … Read More

ULI UK Capital Markets Report 2015

25 of Europe’s top real estate investors, lenders and advisors provided their insights into the latest trends at ULI UK’s recent Capital Markets Forum.  The Forum kindly sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield and Dentons discussed both the debt and equity markets.  The sentiment was that capital continues to flow to Europe, as the political risk of EU instability is not yet having an effect on investment appetites. The debt markets are expanding, though are not yet plentiful or deep. And while Spain divides opinion, poor growth in the UK regions … Read More

Capital Markets Forum 2014

At ULI’s recent UK Capital Markets Forum, 25 of Europe’s top real estate investors, lenders and advisors provided their insights into today’s trends. The Capital Markets Forum is an invitation-only roundtable event, which brings together a group of experienced participants from across  the UK real estate capital markets arena.  Disciplines represented include equity investors, lenders, finance professionals, agents and advisers. The discussion embraces the ULI ethos of shared knowledge leading to broader collective understanding.  The goal is to facilitate an open exchange of information and experience among industry leaders. Sponsors … Read More

Nabarro and CBRE sponsor ULI UK’s Capital Markets Forum 2014

ULI UK is pleased to announce that Nabarro and CBRE will sponsor this year’s UK Capital Markets Forum which will take place on 22nd May 2014. Read More