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Beyond Certification – Innovation and Wellbeing

ULI UK – Sustainability Council Day Summary  4th June 2018 Author: Enzo Giovanetti, La Française While the word is often associated with greenwashing and meaningless statements, sustainability is actually measurable and encompasses more than energy performance and greenhouse gas emission measurements.  Thus, this year’s ULI UK Sustainability Council Day focused on the relevance of certifications as proxy for driving forward sustainability in the built environment.  It was also the opportunity to explore how innovation in wellbeing has the potential to make sustainability revolve around users.  Bringing together professionals from across … Read More

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ULI UK NEXT ‘Transitions to Leadership’ breakfast with Anne Kavanagh

ULI UK NEXT held its first ‘Transitions to Leadership’ breakfast of the year on 2 May, with guest Anne Kavanagh, Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Board at PATRIZIA. The breakfast, kindly hosted by ESO Capital Partners on Argyll Street, took the form of a very interactive informal exchange and discussion, and lasted for a full hour and a half, during which the 13 attending ULI NEXT members benefitted from Anne’s 25 years of experience, insights and anecdotes. The discussion kicked off quickly and a lot of ground was … Read More

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Delivering innovation in large scale regeneration – Here East Site Tour

The Infrastructure and Tech Forum recently held a site tour of Here East, to explore how large-scale regeneration sites are delivering and nurturing innovation through the their development phases. On our arrival we were greeted by Andrew Roughan, Chief Operating Director of Here East. Around a model of the Olympic Stadium site, Andrew explained that Here East located in what was the former broadcast centre for the 2012 Olympics. The site is now an impressive innovative and entrepreneurial campus. Here East, a joint-venture between Delancey and Inifity SDC has a … Read More

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ULI UK Becomes a Partner of Immowell-Lab

ULI UK has partnered up with Immowell-Lab, the innovation ecosystem gathering startups with real estate professionals and corporate occupiers to accelerate the intake of health and wellbeing topics in the real estate sector. Founded late 2015, Immowell-Lab now includes 70+ startups selected by 25+ partners and has fostered 200 POCs (pilot projects). This ecosystem covers a wide range of topics around health and wellbeing and promotes innovative startups solutions that can be used on various asset types, including offices, retail and residential and at all stages of building lifecycle. Immowell-Lab … 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 Digital city and Urban Tech Conference 2018

Digitisation of cities and urban technology is enabling highly dynamic environments that offer far reaching opportunities to transform many aspects of our urban environment and society. ULI brought together professionals from across the city, technology, innovation and urban realm (planning, design, development, management) and investment fields on the 17th April 2018 at City Hall, London to share, understand and challenge how innovation and digital transformation could play a role in addressing city level challenges. Adam Burstow, Digital Director/Grosvenor, and Co-Chair of the ULI Tech Forum, opened the conference.  He noted … Read More

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ULI UK Urban Art Forum: ‘Does Urban Art Pay Back?’

It’s a question that plays on the minds of developers and governments alike; does the often-substantial cost of promoting art and culture, from sculptures to ponds to pop-up operas, have a material and quantifiable benefit? The ULI gathered in a most appropriate location – Argent’s offices behind Granary Square in Kings Cross – to solve this riddle, for the recently launched Urban Art Forum’s second event on 26 March 2108. The panel comprised of four leading professionals across the public and private sectors, each of whom have a differing daily … Read More

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Leveraging Public Investment for Build to Rent

The Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England) has played a key role in the delivery of housing having provided £1.6 billion of financial investment through their Build to Rent and Home Building Funds. The ULI UK Residential Council hosted an event on ‘Leveraging Public Investment for Build to Rent’ on 16th November at Berwin Leighton Paisner in London to invite insights from both the public and private sectors on the opportunities for innovative financial participation and lessons learned. Welcome & Introductions Alex Notay of Places for People introduced the session alongside Andrew Yates … Read More

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ULI UK NEXT Leadership Dinner

It has taken three years of hard work by the ULI UK NEXT Committee, but finally the inaugural invite-only dinner with a number of the ULI Trustees based in the UK took place as part of the Networked Leaders programme! Thanks to the hospitality of Andy Martin, CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK, the current ULI UK NEXT Committee and NEXT members of the ULI UK Executive Committee  had the pleasure and privilege of spending an evening with Chris Choa (AECOM), Michael Cochran (Eastdil Secured), Rosemary Feenan (JLL), Jeremy … Read More

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ULI UK Next: Leading Skills’ Seminar – Team Leadership Skills with Ciara Woods

ULI UK NEXT exists to serve ULI members aged 35-45 by providing tailored knowledge sharing opportunities and networking events. Our first ‘Leading Skills’ seminar series of 2018 explored Team Leadership Skills. Led by Ciara Woods, an executive coach with over 20 years’ experience as a coach and consultant helping organisations and individuals transform, this was an engaging breakfast session for 17 ULI UK NEXT members hosted by CMS. Ciara impressed upon attendees the benefits of active leadership and set a challenge to the group early on to think about the … Read More

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