Catch up on the latest news from around ULI Europe with the August 2022 issue of the monthly newsletter, which includes details about the recently published Social Impact investing research, and news about the forthcoming C Change Summit, which will focus on the decarbonisation of Europe’s built environment. Also included are details about a new research paper on DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in Europe, news about the site visits planned for the ULI Young Leaders Autumn Study Tour in Madrid, a roundup of forthcoming research reports, and more. Read the newsletter here.
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Thibault Weston Smith, managing director at Realty Corporation, has been appointed chair of the ULI Europe Young Leaders Group, which represents members under the age of 35. Weston Smith officially commenced a two-year term on 1 July 2022 and will serve on a voluntary basis. As part of his role, Weston Smith will become a member of the ULI Europe Executive Committee. Find out more.
Architect Jeanne Gang has been named the recipient of the 2022 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the most prestigious and respected honor in the real estate, land use, and development community. The jury recognized Gang for her values-driven and innovative approach to social equity and environmental sustainability throughout a diverse portfolio of buildings, places, and research. Gang is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice that is renowned for pushing boundaries in sustainable reuse, ecological biodiversity, and social equity.
For more information about the ULI Prize, please visit uli.org/visionaries.
All real estate investment and development has the potential to deliver social impact, according to a new report from ULI in partnership with DLA Piper. This global report demonstrates through a range of case studies that social impact strategies improve the intrinsic value of assets by enhancing net income, reducing exposure to structural risks, offering dislocation from market cycles, and ensuring the long-term viability of the asset, including potential capital growth. Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.
Five exceptional built-environment projects from across the Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) region have been announced as the finalists in the 2022 ULI Europe Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise the whole project development process, from planning and construction to economic viability, management, and community impact, as well as design. This year’s finalists include a variety of projects across different sectors, with a strong focus on combining different uses, sustainability, reuse and repurposing, and placemaking and community building. Find out more.
Work together for a sustainable future. Support the built environment in Europe on its urgent journey to carbon neutrality with our flagship Fast-track to Decarbonisation project. Following a detailed review of current industry initiatives to help the real estate industry decarbonise the built environment, ULI Europe, in collaboration with its project partners, has identified valuation of climate risks and tenant alignment as two key priorities where we can intervene to scale up and speed up the process. To tackle these challenges, we need our members’ collective input. Register your interest to become involved.
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.SIGRID DUHAMEL BNP PARIBAS