Finalists Announced for 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

Twenty-four exceptional real estate development projects have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence. The winners will be announced on 21 June at the 2022 Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence Virtual Ceremony.

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Newly Established Product Council: Office

The ULI Asia Pacific Office Council was launched last month with a preview meeting that attracted over 50 industry professionals from the region. The meeting was led by co-chairs, Paul Edwards, general manager strategy & customer, integrated investment portfolio, Mirvac; and Yiwen Yang, senior vice president, portfolio management, Brookfield. This lively discussion provided an open forum that captured the ideas and topics this committee will dive into when it officially commences as of 1 July 2022. The first regular meeting is scheduled for August 2022. Click here for the preview meeting highlights.

Expansion of ULI Footprint to Vietnam

We are thrilled to share that ULI Asia Pacific is expanding its footprint to a new market, Vietnam. On 21 April, ULI Vietnam hosted its launch event and inaugural Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific, attended by over 100 real estate executives and business leaders in Ho Chi Minh City as well as appointed Vo Sy Nhan as ULI Vietnam chair.

The Institute looks forward to developing and delivering programmes that have a positive impact on the country’s future by providing leadership, education, and a platform that will facilitate sharing and awareness of global best practices in real estate and land use development.

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ULI Asia Pacific EDITION | May 2022
ULI Asia Pacific Newsletter: May 2022

Catch up on the latest news from around ULI Asia Pacific with the May 2022 issue of the newsletter. It announces the finalists of the 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, our footprint expansion to Vietnam, a newly established product council (Office), an update on local conferences in June, and the latest report on resilient retrofits. The newsletter also includes the latest news from our local councils, corporate partners library, and upcoming events. Read the newsletter here.

Resilient Retrofits: Climate Upgrades for Existing Buildings
Resilient Retrofits: Climate Upgrades for Existing Buildings

As climate risks like floods and wildfires intensify, existing buildings must be strengthened. In the coming years, the real estate sector can expect resilient retrofits to become mainstream practice. This report introduces real estate actors, designers, policymakers, and finance professionals to the opportunities and challenges of preparing existing buildings for accelerating physical climate risks, including extreme temperatures, floods, storms and high winds, seismic risks, water stress/drought, and wildfires.

Read the full report on ULI’s Knowledge Finder.

National Conference Available in May 2022
Upcoming Conferences

In May, two ULI Asia Pacific national councils are hosting their annual conference. Topics to be covered include the latest development in capital markets, housing affordability, design, and sustainability issues such as net-zero measures and research and development investment. There will also be deep dives into individual markets within the region.

Simultaneous interpretation in English will be available for the Japan conference.

Learn more: ULI Australia Summit | ULI Japan Spring Conference

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