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.
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: later living – housing with care; build to rent; new methods of construction and affordability.
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.
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.
The Council offers a programme of events, learning opportunities and site visits for its members. Organised by the Council’s Executive Committee, the events range from intimate roundtable discussions to larger conferences, offering knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. The Council also hosts an Annual Council Meeting, comprising a half day programme, ahead of the ULI UK Annual Conference.
Build to Rent
The ULI UK Residential Council has published two editions of ‘Build To Rent: A Best Practice Guide’, a seminal industry guide for the residential sector. The Guide provides 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.
Written by a multidisciplinary Steering Group of residential professionals, the Guide considers best practice in the design, delivery, management and maintenance of purpose-built rental stock for the UK, as well as planning, viability, cost, procurement and how best to understand the prospective customer.
Later Living: Housing with Care Guide
By 2040, almost one in seven people is projected to be aged over 75 in the UK, and the current build rate for age-appropriate housing will fall woefully short. Through this report, Later Living: Housing with Care, the ULI is seeking to promote the provision of housing with care through some myth busting and the promotion of good and innovative practice, which puts people and choice at the centre of delivery. The guide also seeks to clarify the myriad of terms used to describe accommodation within this highly fragmented sector. It is relevant to existing funders, commissioners, investors, developers and operators, both public and private sector, as well as new entrants who wish to diversify. Our aspiration is to encourage conversations about what is needed, promote new and emerging models that will attract new entrants, funders and operators, and inform strategic planning across a diverse spectrum of stakeholders.
ULI UK Residential Council Chair
How do I become involved in the Residential Council?
To join a Product Council, you need to be a Full Member of ULI. If your membership is through a corporate package with your company, we are happy to check if you can be added to the company’s roster.
- Submit a formal request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
ULI UK Residential Council | The benefits of creating great places to live through culture and community (part 2)
2 February 2022
Rejuvenating an area underpinned with cultural and heritage significance - Smith’s Dock, a former ship repair yard in North Shields
ULI UK Residential Council | The benefits of creating great places to live through culture and community (part 1)
21 October 2021
Gordon Seabright (Chief Executive, Creative Land Trust) covers the value of a creative workspace for developers and investors.
ULI UK Residential Council welcomes new chair Stephanie McMahon
7 July 2021
The ULI UK Residential Council are pleased to share that Stephanie McMahon comes on board as chair of the product council from 1 July 2021.
Event Recap: ULI UK Residential Council Launch of Later Living: Housing with Care Guide
21 November 2019
ULI UK launched its ‘Later Living: Housing with Care’ guide at a sold-out event at Dentons, London, on Friday 1 November
Later Living: an emerging real estate sector for institutions
1 November 2019
Billions of pounds from insurers and pension funds are set to pour into the UK’s emerging housing with care sector.
Event Recap: ULI UK Residential Council Site Tour of Sailmakers
23 September 2019
On 18 September 2019, around 25 ULI members had an exclusive tour of Greystar’s newly completed two-tower residential development at Sailmak