Watch Highlights of the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference!

More than 1,000 attendees tuned in for ULI Europe’s annual flagship event, 8–10 February 2021. Registrants had unparalleled opportunities to engage with cutting-edge content and world-class speakers, to hear about valuable lessons learned from around the globe, and to connect one on one with real estate industry leaders.

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Winners Announced: 2021 ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe

Four students from the London Business School have emerged victorious in the final of the pan-European virtual real estate competition, which challenged teams to present their vision of a future workplace, based on the redevelopment of an office site in Amsterdam. The winning students will each receive a one-year ULI membership, a fast-track to Hines’ internship programme, a guided tour of a live Hines project, and participation in project meetings in Hines’ European offices. Find out more.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Global Outlook 2021

The latest report by PwC and ULI highlights a clear global narrative of COVID-19 as an ‘accelerator of existing trends’, such as digitalisation and online shopping, while at the same time hugely reinforcing the real estate industry’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda. More companies than ever before are putting climate change and decarbonisation strategies at the heart of the way they do business as they respond to the pressures of the pandemic. Download Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Global  Outlook 2021 on Knowledge Finder.

The Pandemic and the Public Realm

Featuring more than 30 public realm innovations implemented since public health measures began in spring 2020, The Pandemic and the Public Realm: Global Innovations for Health, Social Equity, and Sustainability showcases how cities around the world have implemented transformative changes to the public realm to address new challenges and meet new needs during a time of crisis.

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'New Real Estate Vanguard' Introduced

Ten outstanding contributors to the European real estate sector have been selected by the ULI Europe Young Leaders Group and will feature in a new podcast series. This year’s edition features rising stars who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair as well as those who have shaken up the corporate world. Find out more about the ‘New Real Estate Vanguard’ and look out for the first episode of the podcast this spring. Read press release.

Download Zooming in on the "S" in ESG: A Road Map for Social Value in Real Estate

Demonstrating social value, the positive impact that real estate investment and development can have on communities beyond financial returns, is increasingly becoming a priority for city leadership, real estate owners, investors, and developers. However, a lack of common definitions, standards, and tools to strategise, manage, and measure social value is holding back further investment. Find out more about our latest research and download Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A Road Map for Social Value in Real Estate on Knowledge Finder.


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2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference Highlights
Watch full highlights of the sessions from the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference (Tuesday 9 February and Wednesday 10 February 2021).

Over the years, I have made lasting connections with fellow ULI members from all sectors of the real estate industry. I always appreciate hearing their diverse points of view and new ideas.