About Peter Walker

Peter Walker is ULI's director of communication, based in London.

Urban Land Institute Announces Finalists for the 2014 Global Awards for Excellence Competition

London (June 16, 2014) — Twenty-three outstanding developments from around the world, including five in Europe, 11 in North America, and seven in Asia, have been selected as finalists in the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognised as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition programmes…
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Extreme Weather Events and Property Values

Today, the real estate industry is increasingly having to address the causes of climate change, of which it is a main contributor, through an evolving range of requirements that include regulatory controls on CO2 emissions, environmental and sustainability strategies; and the ‘greening’ of property investment portfolios and developments.
However, to a large degree, a major consequence of climate change – extreme weather events – has yet to be seriously addressed by the industry. Many real estate investors and associated players are simply not aware that these events – the escalation in their occurrence and magnitude of which is all too evident – pose a rising, compelling and more immediate threat to property value, and are therefore overlooking the related risks within their investment decision-making….
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