ULI Europe Digital Programme: Reuse and Recycle – Positive Change Through Circularity


Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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    Webinar Summary

    'Reuse and Recycle – Positive Change Through Circularity'
    A circular economy looks beyond thecurrent take-make-waste extractive industrial model, and aims to redefine economic growth. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. It has been argued that without this paradigm shift, growth in population and further urbanisation would lead to environmental degradation, pollution and, potentially, social unrest as people compete for limited space, food and commodities.

    In this timely webinar, we will learn more about the business case for circular building based on some leading best practices, and explore the real challenges and opportunities for real estate investment. Our panel of expert speakers will talk about what is needed to raise further awareness on circular development.
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    Webinar Series
    This is the third webinar in the series looking at "Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities"

    The 2020 ULI Europe Digital Programme Autumn Series: Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink

    Join one of our webinars this Autumn on the central theme of "Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink: Preparing for a new built world". We will explore each of these concepts through webinars grouped into series, including:
    • Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities
    • Reshape: Evolving real estate formats to meet consumer needs
    • Rethink: Innovation, finance and new solutions for real estate



    Lasse Lind

    Architect MAA, Partner GXN, 3XN’s internal research and sustainability unit, 3XN

    Lasse Lind is an Architect and partner with GXN, 3XN’s internal research and sustainability unit. He works with integrating the knowledge grown in research projects, with the architectural praxis of the office. Lasse has an analytical and philosophical approach to architectural work, and has led several of the company’s significant research and construction projects, including the Green Solution House and the new Sydney Fish Market. Lasse works across business and academia to bring together citizens, politicians and businesses to create a future waste-free society. Lasse is a sought-after lecturer and has written several books and articles on environmental design and new materials in architecture and design.


    Edgar Kiviet

    Associate Director | Integrated City Planning-Placemaking, Arup

    Edgar Kiviet specialises in masterplanning sustainable urban development, thriving cities and healthy communities, from early concept through delivery. His strength lies in his holistic vision and drive for the best outcomes from complex, multidisciplinary environments and teams. He brings senior experience from a practice with international urban development in the fields of urban regeneration, transit oriented development and sustainability. He has more than two decades of international working experience with firms like RTKL, Arcadis, MESA Group and Savills; taking the lead in designing, managing and planning mixed use urban developments, dirving international business and formulating innovative city visions. He is a frequent collaborating professor in Master programs and specialized courses at universities and private institutions and is an active Urban Plan UK volunteer, as well as member of the ULI circular product council.


    Cees van der Spek


    Cees has a long history in the real estate and building industry and is currently working for EDGE (an OVG Real Estate company), a leading real estate tech company from The Netherlands and rapidly growing in Europe and United States. After a long career abroad when working for corporate companies in the international construction industry (Italy, The Netherlands, Scandinavia), he became an expert in design, architecture and sustainability. Cees joined OVG Real Estate 13 years ago to be the head of the Sustainability Center. His first project was the first LEED Platinum TNT HQ and the first sustainable lab/office/factory, the Danone Innovation Center, both initiated by his team. The well-known office building The Edge in Amsterdam was the best example of smart and sustainable development and become a blueprint of the future of working and according to BREEAM, the most sustainable office building in the world. Today Cees is one of the initiators of the new company EDGE Technologies, a tech scale-up of OVG. With (future) EDGE buildings in Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London and Boston, this seems to be the answer to disrupt the global real estate market, focused on EDGE’s main pillar: sustainability, well-being and technology. Cees is member of Dutch Architecture Circle, founder of the Archiprix International, member of Corenet Global, Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) and co-chair of the Technology in Real Estate Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Moreover, Cees is active in the Future of Construction group of World Economic Forum (WEF). He gave lectures at the Technical University in Delft, University of London, University of Brussels, NOAH, European Committee and many other platforms and lately he moderated the Future of Work webinars for EDGE with thought leaders like Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Joseph Allen (Harvard), Carlo Ratti (MIT) and Rick Fedrizzi (IWBI).


    Petran van Heel

    Sector Banker Construction and Real Estate , ABN Amro

    Petran van Heel works as a sector banker Construction & Real Estate at ABN AMRO. In this role, he follows the most important trends in the construction sector and has a continuous dialogue with partners, prospects and other stakeholders. He writes about his findings in ABN AMRO reports and columns. After completing the Delft University of Technology and the Rotterdam School of Management, Petran gained extensive national and international experience on both the building and the financial side. After his start as a real estate developer at Royal BAM Group, he continued to work for BAM in London with a focus on project financing. Back in the Netherlands he has used his combined experience within BAM PPP. Subsequently, Petran made the move towards real estate development at Rabo Real Estate Group (MAB). He worked on several large-scale urban (transformation) projects in both acquisition and concept development and realisation.


    Nehla Krir

    BNP Paribas REIM

    Nehla KRIR is Head of Sustainable Development and CSR of BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) since September 1st. With her new position as Head of Sustainability and CSR, Nehla Krir, 34 years old, will be in charge of operational deployment and monitoring of BNP Paribas REIM sustainability strategy on a pan-European level. Nehla has an excellent understanding of CSR and the real estate market. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to create and carry out projects related to CSR and ESG strategies for a range of international companies. Before joining BNP Paribas REIM, Nehla worked as a real estate Senior Auditor for PwC Audit from 2008 to 2011, a Sustainability Manager for PwC Consulting from 2011 to 2014, Global Head of Sustainability from 2014 to 2018 and then as Business Transformation Officer for AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets from 2018 to 2020. Recognized as an expert in CSR and ESG topics within the real estate market, Nehla took on the role of chairman of the ULI European Sustainability Council (2016-2018), which brings together European investors, occupiers, developers, public officials and academics with the goal of debating and exploring the best practices in sustainable development. She holds a Master degree in Civil Engineering with a major in Building Construction and Project Management & Sustainability that she gained from ESTP Engineering School in 2008.