Author: Michael Saxton

Michael Saxton is founder of London-based Greenpoint, where he consults on policy and corporate responsibility, and directs all internal and external communications programs across corporate and consumer markets. (To get involved in the initiative, sign up on the LessEN website; e-mail the team directly at with any ideas or to get advice.)

Articles by Michael Saxton

  • ULI Panel Studies Opportunities in Maasmechelen, Belgium
    Published on November 29, 2011 in Development
    A ULI advisory services panel, made up of real estate, city, and tourism experts from the U.K., Spain, and Belgium, visited Maasmechelen, Belgium, in June to give their objective and independent opinion on the opportunities ahead for the community. Learn what two questions the panel focuses on answering as Maasmechelen seeks to exploit its potential as a tourism hub.
  • Scott Malkin Named New Chairman of ULI Europe
    Published on October 12, 2011 in Capital Markets
    Scott Malkin, founder and chairman of London-based Value Retail, a developer and operator of high-end outlet shopping villages, is the new chairman of ULI Europe. Learn where Malkin expects to focus ULI’s energies during his tenure, and the contributions he has already made to advancing the institute’s goals. You can also read about the accomplishments of his predecessor, Alexander Otto.
  • ULI Spain Member Launches Innovative QR Mobile App
    Published on October 11, 2011 in Market Trends
    Tasinsa has launched a quick response (QR) code application allowing clients to use a mobile device to get instant access to information about commercial and residential properties marketed by the firm. Read how the Spanish real estate consultancy is using the capability, developed by ULI member and Tasinsa managing director David Marquina, and the impact it is having on the firm’s business.
  • EMEA Awards Recognize Four Projects for Excellence
    Published on September 29, 2011 in Default Category
    Projects from Munich, Milan, and Milton Keynes, U.K., have been selected as winners in the ULI Awards for Excellence: Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) competition. Read why each of these projects was selected for the award, and why a fourth project from Saudi Arabia was singled out for special commendation by the jury.
  • ULI Europe Conference Looks at Trends Shaping the Market
    Published on April 20, 2011 in Market Trends
    More than 600 industry professionals from across Europe, representing an estimated $800 billion of combined financial management expertise, gathered in Paris in early February for the 15th ULI Europe Annual Conference to debate and explore how the real estate industry faces up to the economic, political, and business trends shaping the market—and how to seize opportunities. Read about how they suggest you seize the best opportunities in this market.
  • ULI Expands Efficiency Exchange with LessEN Initiative
    Published on October 26, 2010 in Sustainability
    The real estate industry scarcely needs reminding that its commercial building stock is a drain on energy resources. Estimates vary, but it is commonly held that the property sector consumes upwards of 40 percent of the world’s energy output and accounts for half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Read about the cooperation, sharing, and transparency behind a ULI initiative that went into beta development last year: the ULI Energy Efficiency Exchange.