ULI UK: Keepers of the Castle highlights leadership lessons from economic downturn

The real estate industry has experienced difficult years, and the factors that determine success or failure during economic crises are hotly debated. On June 15th, Bill Ferguson, CEO of Ferguson Partners, one of the industry’s leading consultancy and executive search firms, spoke at the Sofitel London St. James Hotel on what he sees as the biggest issue behind the downturn: poor leadership. …
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Think big; think long term.

London is fundamentally different from other Olympic Games’ host destinations in that it has planned the event in reverse, focusing on how the sites will be used afterwards and how they will be integrated into neighbouring communities. This was the prevailing message taken from ULI Europe’s Trends Conference held at London’s Canary Wharf….
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Can the real estate sector play a part in solving the Greek crisis?

At the end of 2011, just after the IMF agreed to provide financial support for Greece, George Kaburopulos, Principal at Dorian Strategic Partners and ULI National Council Chair Greece, shared his thoughts about the benefits that real estate could bring in helping the country to recover from its economic difficulties. We caught up with him this month to discuss the ongoing crisis….
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