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Wellbeing Survey

There is growing evidence that buildings and our urban environment influence our health and wellbeing, yet there is limited insight into how investment decisions across the property life-cycle are being influenced by wellbeing. The ULI UK Sustainability Council is embarking on a research initiative to explore the value proposition for healthy buildings and the role of wellbeing in property investment decisions. Share your views in the 7 min survey here: Survey The research, sponsored by energy solutions provider, E.ON, will analyse survey and interview data from ULI members and feature … Read More

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Podcast: How technology influences our urban realm

We are delighted to share a podcast with the ULI Tech Forum’s Co-Chairs Adam Burstow, Group Digital & IT Director at Grosvenor Group and Ed Parham, Director at Space Syntax who share their views on how technology influences our urban environment and their vision for the ULI UK Tech Forum. Over the past months the ULI UK Tech Forum have been busy developing a framework that seeks to define the Forum’s mission to create a dialogue around technology, address the opportunities, observe how technology influences our urban environment and better … Read More

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ULI UK Housing with Care Guide

The UK’s population is ageing with the number of people of State Pension Age projected to increase by 28% to 15.6 million by 2035, and this is set against a backdrop of both limited supply and range of Housing with Care products for consumers to choose from in the market today. ULI, led by the ULI UK Residential Council and a member led steering committee, is producing a guide to promote new and emerging Housing with Care models, using best practice examples to demonstrate key principles.  The Guide seeks to … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Keith Breslauer, Founder of Patron Capital,

Keith Breslauer is the Founder of Patron Capital, a real estate Investment Manager focused on opportunistic and value add strategies in Western Europe.  On May 15th he kindly hosted members the ULI Young Leaders for lunch at his Mayfair office. Breslauer hated real estate from a young age as it was a curse on his father who made and lost his fortune six times due to overleveraging, which resulted in a turbulent childhood and him finding early independence at the age of 16.  However, he loved the money business and … Read More

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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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