The Urban Land Institute is a global non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has almost 40,000 members in 82 countries representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
ULI has been active in Europe since the early 1990s and today we have over 2,600 members across 27 different countries. ULI Europe has a particularly strong presence in the major European real estate markets of the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands but is also active in emerging markets such as Turkey and Poland.
A message from Francisco Horta e Costa, ULI Portugal Chair
During my two-year term as chairman of ULI Portugal, my objective is to restore the prestige of being a ULI member in the Portugal real estate market. During the economic crisis ULI Portugal lost members, but today the real estate market is stronger than ever and that means we need to be sharpening our skills, expanding our contacts, and looking for ways to create successful land use planning and development processes, together.
One of my key goals is to increase the number of Young Leaders in ULI Portugal. These ULI members under 35 years old are the future of our industry. With their energy, creativity and enthusiasm, the ULI Portugal Young Leaders will help raise our profile and position as a leading land use organisation in Portugal.
ULI is renowned as the forum for the discussion of best practices and knowledge sharing for the real estate industry. My second objective is to bring the expertise of ULI members to the table to stimulate open discussions on pressing topics. ULI members worldwide have been studying complex land use issues since 1936, and I believe there are several opportunities today in Portugal where ULI can be of great assistance, including the refurbishment of historic buildings in the context of community planning and zoning, the lack of supply of affordable housing, and the location of an airport expansion, to name a few.
We will play an active role in shaping the dialogue around land use issues in Portugal by working with key decision makers in the field to enhance sustainability and responsibility in the development process. Let us know if you wish to become a member of this prestigious group by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULI Portugal Updates