Nick Green announced as chair of the ULI UK Midlands Executive Committee
Nick Green (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs) has been appointed as the new chair of the ULI Midlands Executive Committee.
The ULI UK Residential Council are pleased to share that Stephanie McMahon, head of research for BNP Paribas Real Estate, has come on board as chair of the product council from 1 July 2021.
ULI product councils are forums for industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster thought leadership in their specific sector of the real estate market. 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.
Stephanie succeeds Russell Pedley, Director & Co-Founder of Assael Architecture, who has been an outstanding chair for the past three years and continued to deliver valuable content, events and research for ULI members throughout the challenges of the pandemic.
Stephanie commented: “The ULI UK Residential council has always sought to encourage best practice and large scale investment into emerging sectors through knowledge sharing and research. Russell leaves a tremendous legacy and I look forward to building upon that both through a continuation of our existing focus on Build to Rent and the Later Living sectors, and by expanding into more bespoke living sectors through our Living Concepts work.
“In 2021 the ULI residential product council will focus on how culture and community help deliver better places to live, as well as our existing themes of Build to Rent and the Later Living sectors. In 2022 we will launch our Living Concepts report exploring bespoke urban living.”
With 19 years of Real Estate research, strategy and insights experience across all sectors including Commercial, Residential and Rural, Stephanie is a senior director and head of research for BNP Paribas Real Estate. Her team undertake strategic insight and markets analysis for all UK real estate markets. Prior to BNP Paribas Real Estate she set up and led the research team at Strutt & Parker, and before that was the strategic research lead for the JLL UK business.
In addition to her role at BNP Paribas Real Estate, Stephanie is a Trustee for the Fremantle Trust. She provides guidance to the IPF research programme, the BPF compact-living committee and supports the SPR. She speaks regularly across all sectors at industry events with keynote, moderator and panel roles.
Russell said of Stephanie’s appointment: “I’m delighted that Stephanie McMahon is taking over the chair of the council from me after three years, a period extended by the pandemic, but no less enjoyable working with vice-chairs Alex Notay and Michela Hancock, alongside the steering group and residential council members.
“During this time, the residential council has continued to promote the ULI UK Build to Rent best practice guide, editions 1 & 2, instigated by my predecessors Nick Jopling and Richard Meier. We also launched the ULI UK Later Living: Housing with Care best practice guide with the co-authors and with Stephanie as editor.
“Along with these key themes of the Residential Council, I’ve enjoyed the product council days from a multi-disciplinary perspective; discussing all things residential including modern methods of construction, ‘beyond use classes’, and biophilic and eco-urbanism on site tours. I’ve personally learnt a great deal about these topics and sectors and I’m sure many Residential Council members and ULI members have too.
“I look forward to staying involved as Residential Council member, continuing to work with Stephanie and the steering group and look forward to the restoration of site visits and the debates around those themes that the ULI Residential Council is so good at promoting in our industry.”