The Forum will bring together leading real estate capital market players from Europe, the United States and Asia, to discuss, explore and compare opportunities. Participation is by invitation only with all 25 places going to decision-makers…
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The Young Leaders Forum is an opportunity for real estate professionals under 35 to gain insights on current industry issues. Click here for detailed programme.
Council Day is a chance for industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster thought leadership in specific sectors of the real estate market.
Take part in one of four exciting site tours across the UK capital. Divided into key themes affecting the real estate industry, there promises to be something of interest to everyone! Limited places for the site tours are available and only open to ULI Europe Conference 2019 delegates.
Join the Conference Dinner at the Natural History Museum. A highlight of the conference programme, the dinner will gather all attendees under one roof to strengthen existing relationships and build valuable new connections.
Against a backdrop of protectionism and populism, the risks facing today’s global economy extend further than shifts in the financial markets. The tensions related to international trade between the US and China – the world’s two largest economies - are rising, while Europe’s growth rate is expected to slow, exacerbated by the uncertainty provided by Brexit and broader political instability. Will the increase in downside risks hasten the end of this economic cycle? What will be the effect of the reaction against globalisation from populist movements in the markets? What will be the impact on financial markets, including real estate?
As one of the real estate industry’s biggest occupiers, the financial sector is an important customer for offices and on the high street. To understand more about how one of its leaders will transition from a financial company into a tech company, Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer of Barclays, is interviewed by Jon Zehner (Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management). How will technology transform the banking world, and what does this mean for the property industry?
In a world led by new technology, do we have the right economic system in place to help innovation thrive? Or does capitalism need an overhaul to focus on a tax and regulatory environment that fosters research and innovation for the long-term rather than short-term profiteering? And with the challenges caused by climate change, what risks are societies and cities facing? How is energy use impacting on them? How should we factor these issues within urban planning, especially in developing countries? Which actions can we take for a sustainable development?
Hear from the teachers and students benefitting from ULI’s realistic and engaging programme to bring the discourse of urban regeneration to the classroom.
Business models are being disrupted by technology, and new routes are being explored to adapt to the future. Is the real estate industry truly ready to innovate, or will it be transformed by outsiders? Do existing players have the ability to innovate from their traditional skill base, or does the future belong to young tech-driven companies with new ideas for bricks and mortar?
As cities face the increasing challenges of attracting talent and innovation, housing their citizens and re-imagining their retail and leisure offer, how can city leaders help drive inclusive and sustainable change? How can city leadership and the real estate industry align to match the aims of building communities with investment viability? Who should lead, what role will technology play and where will the money come from?
With caution entering the markets as the end of the cycle looks ever closer, where are investors finding value around the globe? And how does such a competitive market impact on fees and margins? How will investors hedge against potential interest rate rises and an uncertain geopolitical backdrop for investing? As the provision of affordable housing rises up the agenda, along with a focus on social as well as financial value, what appetite do investors have for this style of investing and how does it fit with their fiduciary responsibilities?