Author: Peter Walker

Peter Walker is ULI's director of communication, based in London.

Articles by Peter Walker

  • German Cities Deemed Safest Bets in Europe in 2017
    Published on November 04, 2016 in Capital Markets
    In the search for safe havens, German cities will be Europe’s most preferred real estate investment and development destinations in 2017, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2017. Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich occupy four of the top five spots for 2017 investment and development prospects in the annual forecast published jointly by ULI and PwC. The report is based on the opinions of almost 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, agents, and consultants.
  • Berlin and Hamburg Seen as Top European Markets for 2016
    Published on January 13, 2016 in Capital Markets
    The disruptive forces of technology, demographics, social change, and rapid urbanization are permeating the European real estate value chain, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016: Beyond the Capital, a forecast published by ULI and PwC.
  • Endorsing a Global Alliance to Reduce the Real Estate Industry’s Carbon Footprint
    Published on December 07, 2015 in Sustainability
    ULI has endorsed formation of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) to advance the real estate industry’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint on a worldwide scale. The agreement to form the alliance was signed December 3 in Paris during Buildings Day, an event held in conjunction with the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
  • Adapting to the Needs of the Innovation Economy
    Published on October 09, 2015 in Market Trends
    The real estate industry must adapt to the complex needs of innovative firms, according to Technology, Real Estate, and the Innovation Economy, a new report published by the Urban Land Institute in collaboration with Oslo Metropolitan Area.
  • ULI Europe Report Makes Case for Investing in Density
    Published on June 26, 2015 in Sustainability
    Embracing “good” density should be a priority for cities, according to Density: Drivers, Dividends, and Debates, a new ULI report. Written by Greg Clark, ULI Europe senior fellow, and Emily Moir, director of the Business of Cities Ltd., the report argues that well-managed and well-serviced densification is the best strategy for contending with growing populations in cities.
  • Ten Principles for Urban Regeneration: Making Shanghai a Better City
    Published on February 02, 2015 in Development
    Establishing a long-term vision, conserving the city’s cultural heritage, optimizing land use, and integrating economic development are among some of the recommendations in a Urban Land Institute report on the future urban regeneration of Shanghai.
  • Lisette van Doorn to Be New Chief Executive of ULI Europe
    Published on January 15, 2015 in Market Trends
    Lisette van Doorn, a highly re­­garded real estate investment professional with experience across Europe, has been appointed chief executive of ULI’s European operations, effective in January 2015.
  • Emerging Trends Europe: Berlin, Dublin Are Top Bets on Recovery
    Published on January 14, 2015 in Capital Markets
    Competition for prime assets in Europe’s major real estate markets is leading investors to continue their move into secondary assets and recovering markets, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2015, a forecast published jointly by ULI and PwC.
  • Insurers Need Support to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment
    Published on December 12, 2014 in Sustainability
    While the insurance industry is developing new risk standards for natural disasters, according to a ULI white paper, the real estate sector and governments also must play an active role in climate change adaptation
  • ULI Europe Annual Conference Scheduled for February
    Published on November 25, 2014 in Market Trends
    The 19th ULI Europe Annual Conference will take place February 3 and 4, 2015, in Paris.
  • Reducing Buildings’ Energy Consumption and Emissions
    Published on September 05, 2014 in Sustainability
    The latest performance report published by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance demonstrates a year-over-year reduction of 1.9 percent in energy consumption and a decline of 4.6 percent in carbon emissions.
  • Investors Retreat to Tier 1 Cities as Mainland China Experiences a Slowdown
    Published on July 23, 2014 in Market Trends
    As China’s real estate market experiences a slowdown, investors are retreating to Tier 1 cities, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Mainland China Cities Survey 2014. Investors remained confident of the prospects for the Tier 1 cities of Shanghai, Shenzen, Beijing, and Guangzhou.
  • Four Writers Named Winners of Apgar Awards
    Published on April 09, 2014 in News
    ULI has announced Rives Taylor, D. Jamie Rusin, Sean Slater, and Ryan Call as joint recipients of the 2014 ULI Apgar Urban Land Award.
  • In Europe, a Hint of Recovery for Ireland and Spain
    Published on January 17, 2014 in Market Trends
    According to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe, competition for prime assets in Europe’s major real estate markets is leading investors to turn to recovering markets.
  • Tokyo Is Asia’s Top Market for 2014
    Published on December 04, 2013 in Market Trends
    Tokyo is expected to be the strongest market in Asia for real estate investment next year, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2014, a real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC.
  • ULI Europe’s Paris Conference Set for February
    Published on November 22, 2013 in Market Trends
    “Rethinking, Reinvention, and Recovery” has been announced as the theme for ULI Europe’s 18th Annual Conference, scheduled for February 4–5, 2014, in Paris.
  • San Francisco Is Top Market for 2014
    Published on November 07, 2013 in Market Trends
    According to ULI's Emerging Trends: Americas, the real estate rebound will continue in the coming year, but investors will turn to secondary markets in search of higher yields.
  • Dealing with Complexity on a Global Stage
    Published on August 20, 2013 in Development
    In real estate development, complexity is a given, but it can take many forms. At the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai in June, three leading developers from Asia and the United States, Vincent Lo, Thai-Ker Liu, and Larry Silverstein, discussed the impact of complexity on their own projects.
  • New Life for Older Buildings in Europe
    Published on August 06, 2013 in Sustainability
    When applying the idea of recycling to old or underused buildings, it is not just a matter of reusing the structure or materials, but also of best use, said speakers at ULI Europe’s annual conference in Paris. "It’s about up-cycling our old buildings," said Laura Muller, head of corporate social responsibility for Corio N.V., who led the discussion.
  • Roger Orf Named New Chairman of ULI Europe
    Published on July 22, 2013 in Market Trends
    Roger Orf, partner and head of real estate in Europe for Apollo Management, has succeeded Scott Malkin of Value Retail as the new chairman of ULI Europe and will serve a two-year term.
  • Moscow: Making the Russian Capital Attractive to Investors
    Published on June 26, 2013 in Market Trends
    Improving the quality of life—and cutting red tape—are cited as key to attracting "the smart money."
  • More Capital Coming to U.S. From Abroad
    Published on June 03, 2013 in Capital Markets
    International capital is moving up the risk curve and coming from new sources, according to panelists at ULI’s Spring Meeting in San Diego. New players include Angola, Azerbaijan, and Malaysia, but China, Australia, and Korea continue to play a large role.
  • Hong Kong Leader C.Y. Leung to Headline ULI Asia Pacific Summit
    Published on May 10, 2013 in Development
    C.Y. Leung, Hong Kong’s chief executive and the founding chairman of ULI Asia Pacific, is scheduled to address attendees at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, planned for June 4 to 6 in Shanghai.
  • When Legacies Bind: How to Avoid Urban Lock-in
    Published on April 12, 2013 in Planning & Design
    Just as the cities of today are living with choices made long ago, so should people be aware that today’s decisions and technologies will shape the urban spaces that serve future generations, says Steve Rayner, co­­director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities.
  • The Hunt for Safety: Real Estate Prospects in Europe and Asia
    Published on January 22, 2013 in Market Trends
    Which cities have the best real estate prospects? Look to Germany and Jakarta, Indonesia according to the latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate reports from ULI and PwC.
  • The Top Market in Asia: Jakarta
    Published on November 29, 2012 in Market Trends
    Indonesia's capital city is named the top Asian market in the 2013 Emerging Trends Forecast by ULI and PwC.
  • Planning for Moscow’s Future
    Published on October 23, 2012 in Fall Meeting
    Home to 13 million people, Moscow has the largest urban population in Europe and is the fifth largest city in the world. But how does it manage for the future to ensure a position on the world stage?
  • Economist Sees No Easy End to Euro Woes
    Published on October 19, 2012 in Fall Meeting
    Clouds remain on the horizon of the global economy according to Professor Andrea Boltho at his keynote address to the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Denver.
  • The New Growth of Cities: Lessons from the U.S. and Europe
    Published on October 18, 2012 in Fall Meeting
    A lively debate at the ULI Fall Meeting in Denver on how cities can make themselves genuinely business friendly and attract outside investment.