Lanversin will work to make ULI the real estate and land use organisation of choice in France
PARIS (15 July 2016) – Emmanuel de Lanversin, Director General of SemPariSeine, has been appointed as the next chair of ULI France. Lanversin began his term on 1st July 2016 and will serve on a voluntary basis for the next two years. He will succeed Sigrid Duhamel, Country Manager for France at CBRE Global Investors.
As Chairman of ULI France, Lanversin hopes to raise the organisation’s public profile and retain and grow membership. “ULI is the French real estate industry’s best kept secret,” he said. “My top priority is to enhance the reputation of ULI in France and to become the organisation of choice for land use and real estate professionals.”
Lanversin has already started this work with ULI France’s launch of Baromètre du Grand Paris 2016 in partnership with EY in July. The report, written with input from high-level representatives from both the private and public sectors, assesses the progress of the Grand Paris project ten years after its implementation. Lanversin hopes it will become the primary reference for assessing the progress of Grand Paris.
Lanversin also aims to enhance ULI’s reputation by not only growing and retaining membership, but also by enhancing member value. He plans to further develop ULI France’s Product Councils, forums for industry experts to exchange ideas and foster thought leadership in specific market sectors. “Product Councils are one of the most valuable aspects of ULI membership,” said Lanversin. “They foster a candid exchange of best practices, giving participants an opportunity to learn from one another and expand their knowledge in their respective sectors.”
During his tenure as chairman, Lanversin also hopes to address France’s most pressing issues in real estate and land development. “The biggest challenge in France right now is housing,” he said. “We need around 500,000 apartments a year, and currently we only build 300,000. We also have to build them in a sustainable way. This is a big task, and one that we can address in the context of density, one of ULI’s key research themes. My hope is that ULI will become a thought leader contributing solutions to France’s housing problem.”
Lanversin became Director General at SemiPariSeine in 2013. Prior to this role, he was responsible for planning, infrastructure and environmental issues in the office of the Mayor of Paris. An engineer and an architect, he has 25 years of professional experience at private companies, local authorities and government departments in the areas of construction, urban development and transport.
“Emmanuel’s extensive experience in a variety of public and private sector roles within the land use industry will make him an asset to ULI France,” said ULI Europe CEO Lisette van Doorn. “We look forward to supporting him in his efforts to enhance member value and develop an even stronger voice in the French property industry.”
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