Author: Chris Harris

Chris Harris is the communications and marketing director for ULI Europe.

Articles by Chris Harris

  • Reshaping Europe’s Retail in an Age of E-Commerce
    Published on March 25, 2020 in Capital Markets
    A timely report by ULI Europe sets out the potential triggers for the required restructuring of Europe’s retail real estate sector.
  • ULI Europe Names Two 2020 Leadership Awards Winners
    Published on February 10, 2020 in Inside ULI
    Renowned real estate entrepreneur Wolfgang Egger, who founded PATRIZIA AG over 35 years ago, has won the 2020 ULI European Leader Award. Rising star Hala El Akl, a director at PLP Architecture, was named the ULI European Talent Award winner in the ULI European Leadership Awards. The awards recognize industry leaders in Europe whose contributions to urban development and real estate, along with civic and social endeavors, exemplify the spirit and mission of ULI.
  • ULI and Hines Announce New Competition for European Real Estate Students
    Published on February 06, 2020 in
    ULI and Hines have announced a new competition for graduate real estate students across Europe, expanding on its successful 18-year competition partnership in the Americas. The new ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe will see teams of four students from pan-European universities working on a case study that tests their understanding of real estate finance, investment, and development, as well as social and environmental issues, to present a solution for a timely land use challenge.
  • Later Living: An Emerging Real Estate Sector in the U.K.
    Published on February 03, 2020 in
    One in four people in the United Kingdom will be over age 65 by 2037, and it is estimated that there will be a shortfall of almost 70,000 homes with care in the next decade. A new ULI publication offers guidance for investors, developers, and architects on how best to design, build, and operate housing with care services.
  • ULI Report Highlights Well-Being as a Significant Investment Consideration for the U.K. Property Industry
    Published on July 29, 2019 in Inside ULI
    The wave of interest in well-being in the United Kingdom is expected to translate into significant investment over the next three years, according to ULI research released in the report Picture of Health: The Growing Role of Wellbeing in Commercial Real Estate Investment Decision-making. The report was released this month at an event in Birmingham, England, by the ULI U.K. Sustainability Forum to highlight the rise of well-being investment in commercial buildings.
  • Unlocking the Regeneration Potential of Amsterdam’s Haven-Stad
    Published on July 08, 2019 in Inside ULI
    A new ULI report says that setting up a publicly/privately owned development company will be crucial to unlocking the regeneration of Haven-Stad, which sits close to the city center of Amsterdam and is set to become one of Europe’s largest inner-city mixed-use residential districts. The city hopes to achieve a new mixed-use, dense, and sustainable urban district with 70,000 homes and 58,000 jobs across 12 sub-areas. On completion, Haven-Stad will be comparable to other medium-sized cities in the Netherlands.
  • Four Recommendations to Spark New Growth in Warsaw
    Published on May 28, 2019 in Planning & Design
    A new ULI report argues for bold planning and effective reforms to bring Warsaw to life. Based on a series of workshops that brought together the city of Warsaw and real estate investors, the Grow with Warsaw report concludes that better cooperation between stakeholders will provide a strong foundation for growth in the city and sets out a series of recommendations based on a city competitiveness framework.
  • Five Recommendations for Joint Development between Volkswagen AG and Wolfsburg, Germany
    Published on March 25, 2019 in Inside ULI
    In September 2018, a ULI Advisory Services panel drew up strategic recommendations for joint urban development between the city of Wolfsburg and Volkswagen AG. The panel has analyzed the current situation in numerous visits, interviews, and workshops with stakeholders and developed strategy recommendations from this. This report presents the results under the heading “Better Together” and contains five core theses.
  • Investors Looking for Healthy Occupier Markets and New Asset Classes in Europe
    Published on November 12, 2018 in Market Trends
    The hunt for secure long-term income is driving European real estate investment as the industry hedges against potential interest rate increases and an uncertain geopolitical backdrop, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2019. The annual report, published jointly by ULI and PwC, is based on the opinions of over 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, and advisers.