ULI Europe Webinar: Confronting the Pandemic and Beyond - Making Existing and Newly Designed Buildings Resilient

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May 20
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Register now for this ULI Europe webinar, which is part of the ULI Europe Digital Programme.

 Please note that this webinar will take place at 12:30pm BST (British Summer Time) / 1:30pm CEST (Central European Summer Time).

Webinar Summary 

 For those dialling in from other regions, please note that the webinar will take place at 7:30am EDT (Eastern Daily Time) / 8:30pm HKT (Hong Kong Time) / 9:30pm AEST (Australia Eastern Standard Time). By registering in advance, you will automatically receive a recording of the webinar after it has concluded.

The necessity for continued social distancing and increased health & safety measures caused by the coronavirus crisis is going to have significant implications for real estate, both for existing buildings and how they will be designed in the future.

Building resilience is an expanding theme in today’s world – this ULI webinar will analyse the concept and key elements and provide leadership by bringing together globally recognised architects, urban planners and building owners/investors to discuss the main issues and emerging best practices. The integration of social distancing in the current built form, and how building may change in the future will be a focus of the discussion by the panellists.

A Q&A session will follow and panellists will answer audience questions.


Despina Katsikakis, International Partner and Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield

Despina Katsikakis has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative workplace environments and exemplary real estate developments worldwide for over 30 years.

As Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Occupier Business Performance, she provides input across the firm’s global business on the rapidly-changing context of work and its impact on employee engagement, productivity and wellbeing.

With these factors increasingly determining the leasing decisions of leading corporations, Katsikakis’ unrivalled insight on the future of work benefits occupier clients – as well as the building owners and landlords seeking to attract them – through repositioning real estate to drive top line performance.

She serves on the advisory board of delos™, the pioneers of wellness real estate™ and founders of the well building standard and regularly lectures, writes and contributes to media, research and publications on the future of the workplace

Boudewijn Ruitenburg, Chief Operating Officer, EDGE Technologies

Boudewijn is Chief Operating Officer (COO)and a Board Member of EDGE, owned by OVG Real Estate. After a Geography Master’s graduate at Groningen University and a Business Economics Master’s graduate at the University of Amsterdam, Boudewijn began his professional career at Amvest and Unibail-Rodamco, where he honed his Asset and Development Management skills on high street shops and shopping centers.

In 2008, Boudewijn joined EDGE as Commercial Manager. His knack for recognizing upcoming talent and building high-performance teams allowed Boudewijn to rise to the role of Head of Investment in 2015. He was then swiftly promoted to Executive Commercial Director for Western Europe in 2016.

In his current role as COO, Boudewijn is passionate about working alongside the teams he mentors, unlocking new projects and creating stand-out buildings in cities world-wide.

Matthew Tribe, Executive Director and Office Leader Dubai, CallisonRTKL

Matthew is the executive director for CRTKL’s Europe, Middle East and Africa operation and Global Leader for CallisonRTKL’s Planning, Landscape & Urban Design Studio. Matthew believes in building a better society for all and leverages his vast international experience to successfully blend the complex design and planning challenges of cities with the need to deliver life centric solutions for all citizens . Matthew is passionate about sustainability and lives by the motto of ‘practice what you preach’ choosing to live in a Net Zero community.


Sophie Henley-Price, Principal & Managing Director, STUDIOS Architecture

Sophie leads the business development and marketing efforts for the European Division of international design practice, STUDIOS Architecture, based out of Paris. As managing director, she is also tasked with the general management of the office. She joined STUDIOS in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Principal in 2011. In 2013 she was named a Principal and in April 2015 she was also named Managing Director of the Paris office.

Sophie served as Juror for the ULI Global Awards from 2015 to 2017. She is a long standing member of the ULI France steering committee and co-manages the Urban Regeneration Product council in France alongside Sigrid Duhamel.

Prior to joining STUDIOS, Sophie had an extensive career in publishing – serving as Associate Publisher of the Art Newspaper and, prior to that, was an Illustrated Books Commissioning Editor at a variety of high profile publishers both in Paris and London. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a First Class honours degrees in French Literature and Art History from University College London (UCL).

More speakers to be confirmed.

Registration Details:

Fee: Complimentary for ULI Members | €25 for Non Members*

*Not a member? If you join one of our webinars and become a member within 10 days of the event, we will credit back to your ULI account your non-member fee for that webinar. Credit will remain on your ULI account for one year and can be used against any other paid for activity excluding membership payments.

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