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ULI UK Public Private Partnership Seminar 2019

Meeting Notes Prepared by Robert Ravelli Presentations can be found by clicking here – PART 1 and PART 2. ULI UK members gathered at the offices of CMS for a half day conference looking at case studies of selected joint venture Public Private Partnerships in London and to hear from key leaders who were instrumental in shaping these deals. The projects that were discussed were: King’s Cross, Taberner House, Transport for London’s commercial development initiatives around London as well as regeneration schemes for Canada Water and Brent Cross South. Robert Evans … Read More

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What drives housing and office values across Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo?

Why do Scandinavian cities maintain higher housing and office values than other cities? Alexander Ståhle, CEO from Spacescape kindly shared his research for Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo with ULI that highlighted the key urban attributes that determine asset values. Housing Analysis There are various hypotheses as to why housing values are higher across Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, compared to other European cities. To fully understand why Nordic cities retain higher growth values Alexander Ståhle, CEO from Spacescape has undertaken research to explore which city attributes contribute most to value and … Read More

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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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Partner Opportunity: Applications Open for Cambridge Part-Time Real Estate Masters

Applications to join the 2019 are now open for the Cambridge Masters in Real Estate. The course aimed at experienced professionals and those identified as future leaders in the real estate industry, is delivered in a format that is intended to enable students to continue in their careers whilst studying for a Cambridge Masters degree. It combines a range of long-term themes and strategic issues (e.g. globalisation, technology, sustainability, risk managemen) and a forum to build knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry as well as developing a range of research … 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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Urban Innovation, Circularity and Resilient Cities – Amsterdam & Utrecht

ULI Study Tour: Amsterdam & Utrecht 2018 If you have a top list of cities to visit that exemplify leadership in health, innovation, circularity and human centric development then Amsterdam & Utrecht should be high on the list! The 2018 ULI Urban Innovation Study Tour took place in the Netherlands where we visited leading developments, explored inspiring regeneration districts and met with innovation and city leaders that reshaping vibrant innovative communities. Our tour began at EDGE Olympic, formerly a traditional office building that has been transformed into a 11,107 sqm … 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 Capital Markets Forum: The Rise of ESG

On 6th December, the ULI held a seminar to debate the efficacy of current approaches to ESG in real estate capital markets, and the expectations of leading figures about the way ahead and the implications for the custodians of capital. Managers and REITs are having to respond to the demands of investors by integrating ESG into their investment processes, improving the performance and risk profile of their assets, and participating in benchmarking and disclosure initiatives, notably GRESB. The audience heard from a highly qualified panel: Panel: David Hirst, Executive Director, Head of … Read More

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Capital Markets Masterclass

On Tuesday 30th of October, Simone Pozzato, Director of Investments at Hines, and Aurélien Collignon, Associate Director at FORE Partnership, jointly introduced to a varied assembly of 20 professionals capital markets from real estate perspective. Simone and Aurélien began with a quick reminder of the fundamentals of capital markets and their role in financing economic development – equity versus debt, private versus public, primary versus secondary, retail versus institutional investors. To appreciate the size of global markets, we navigated through The Money Project, a unique visualisation of the world’s money … Read More

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Cultural Engagement Toolkit

The ULI UK Urban Art Forum is working on a toolkit to encourage and inform a collaborative approach to creative and cultural placemaking.  The guide will provide a framework that takes landowners, developers and other stakeholders through a matrix that helps them better understand, evaluate and maximise the role of arts, culture and music in the public realm. Coming from a safe discussion amongst professionals across the built environment including the private, public and cultural sectors, the guide will provide a methodology and set of tools to enable better conversations … Read More

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