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 over 40,000 members around the world representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
ULI has been active in Europe since the early 1990s and today we have over 3,000 members. 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 Eduardo Abreu, ULI Portugal Chair
During my two-year term as chairman of ULI Portugal, my objective is to increase the awareness of ULI in the Portuguese real estate market. With the Portuguese economic recovery there is the opportunity to grow both the number of members as well as the events and initiatives organized with the support of ULI. Today, with a healthy real estate market, including a strong grow of international investment, ULI can provide to all market stakeholders useful and updated information on trends and best practices in planning and development processes. This is the time to increase the number of members!
Other of my 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 organization in Portugal.
ULI is renowned as the forum for the discussion of best practices and knowledge sharing for the real estate industry; that’s why the organization of market events in Portugal, together with other national organizations and companies, is also an objective. To bring and spread the expertise of ULI network to the table and stimulate the discussions will enhance ULI presence and market knowledge around the country.
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, the large mixed-use projects planned, the tourism development impact or the Lisbon new airport development.
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.
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