ULI Germany: Leadership Award and Urban Leader Forum 2015

The ULI Germany Leadership Award & Urban Leader Forum 2015 will take place on 2 and 3 December 2015 in Munich.

Leadership Award

Since 2005, this annual award ceremony has recognised outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and local communities.  The event honours leaders who have shown exceptional entrepreneurial and innovative thinking in five categories: Real Estate Development, Lifetime Achievement, Building Healthy Places, Public Administration and Young Leaders.  This year’s festive awards dinner is taking place on 2 December 2015 at the Kontorhaus Arnulfpark in Munich. The award winners will be announced during the ceremony.


  • Prof. Elisabeth Merk, Head of Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulation, City of Munich
  • Jürgen Engel, Chair Award-Jury, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten GmbH
  • Claudia C. Gotz, Executive Director, ULI Germany/Austria/Switzerland


  • Jürgen Fenk, Landesbank Hessen Thüringen
  • Julia Erdmann, Stephen Williams Associates
  • Thomas Flohr, Bernd Heuer & Partner Human Resources
  • Bernhard H. Hansen, Chair Advisory Board ULI Germany
  • Dr. Markus Wiedenmann, Art-Invest Real Estate Management

Urban Leader Forum

On 3 December 2015, ULI will reconvene its annual conference on urban transformation and sustainability at Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich, Germany. The conference will start with interactive round table sessions in four “Leader Circles”: Retail, Real Estate Development, Hotels and Building Healthy Places.

Following these discussions, the Lord Mayor of the City of Munich, Dieter Reiter, will deliver a keynote address exploring how German cities and the real estate industry can meet the challenges of urban transformation. The event will conclude with a panel discussion with Ullrich Sierau, Lord Mayor of the City of Dortmund, and Ralph Winter of Corestate Capital Advisors entitled ‘Outlook on Urban Development 2016‘, which will take a closer look at how industry and public sector can close the gap between responsibility and ROI.

Keynote: Lord Mayor of the City of Munich, Dieter Reiter

Welcome Jürgen Fenk, Chairman ULI Germany, Member of the Executive Board, Landesbank Hessen Thüringen

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Nina Ruge, Journalist
Panellists: Lord Mayor of the City of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, Ralph Winter, CEO, CORESTATE Capital Advisors

Leader Circles Speakers and Moderators
Dieter Bullinger, Debecon GmbH | Sven Carstensen, bulwiengesa AG | Prof. Wolfgang Christ, Urban Index Institute | Gregor Drexler, CA Immobilien AG | Julia Erdmann, Stephen Williams Associates | Prof. Bernhard Franken, Franken Architekten Group | Dr. Martin Haller, DLA Piper UK LLP | Steffen Hofmann, iMallinvest Europe GmbH | Ralf-Peter Koschny, bulwiengesa AG | Olaf Ley, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG | Sebastian Reich, Sebastian Reich Consult GmbH – RKDS & Partners | Susanne Ritter, Landeshauptstadt München | Heiner Schote, Handelskammer Hamburg | Kay Constanze Strobl, Deloitte & Touche GmbH | Yannick Wagner, Accor Hospitality Germany GmbH | Dr. Markus Wiedenmann, Art-Invest Real Estate Management GmbH & Co.K

For full programme details and to register, please visit the ULI Germany website.

Partner Opportunities

Host a dinner table and invite colleagues and friends to join you at the Award Gala Dinner. If you would like to sponsor the conference programme, you can download our partner brochure here or contact Yves Leboucher for a detailed discussion.

The ULI Germany team is looking forward to welcoming you in Munich!