ULI Australia Summit 2023: Our Global Urban Futures


2023-05-03 - 2023-05-04

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    ULI Australia is proud to showcase global perspectives and bring world-class knowledge to an important and timely conversation about Our Global Urban Futures. With so much change and uncertainty in our industry and across the world, the ULI Australia Summit 2023 will explore topics and trends including the role of cities, Australia’s place in this urbanised region, hybrid working and living, capital market dynamics, housing affordability, emerging asset classes, decarbonisation and so much more.

    Headlined by Professor Greg Clark, a globally recognised authority on cities, urban leadership and investment in the sustainable urban transition, the Summit will bring together world-class experts from Australia and around the globe across a unique program of conversations and presentations that will stimulate your thinking, grow your knowledge, and empower you to forge connections across the ULI’s global network.

    With an exceptionally well-curated and expanded social program including a Women in Leadership Breakfast, Study Tours and a post-Summit Networking Event, this year’s ULI Australia Summit will deliver learning, connections and the sharing of global knowledge that is unique to the ULI community.

    The 2023 ULI Australia Summit, Our Global Urban Futures, will be held in Sydney on 3-4 May at the unique Australian Chamber Orchestra on Sydney’s waterfront.

    ULI Australia’s focus on global knowledge-sharing and facilitating opportunities for industry members to deepen relationships, has guided the creation of this world-class event. The Summit will be delivered in a format designed to enable delegates to connect with industry peers and learn directly from our global experts in an accessible and welcoming environment.

    This is the ULI Australia difference. This is Our Global Urban Futures.
    Wednesday, 3 May 2023
    Afternoon:         World Class Site Tours
                               Locations to be announced

    Evening:            Industry Leaders Dinner (By Invitation Only)
                               Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney

    Thursday, 4 May 2023
    07:00 – 08:45:
    Women in Leadership Breakfast
    Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney
    As we negotiate post-pandemic ways of working, the need to have skills that defy disruption has never been so urgent. As traditional workplace models give way to confronting new rules of engagement is the real estate sector keeping up? Are we future-fit?

    The award-winning author of 'Future Fit', Andrea Clarke, believes a looser and less structured work arena is empowering employees in ways we've never seen before - placing the responsibility for innovation, growth, and career acceleration firmly in the hands of the individual. The implications are global, and Australia’s real estate sector is experiencing this firsthand.

    Presented by ULI Australia’s Women in Leadership Committee as part of the Our Global Urban Futures Summit, this inaugural Women in Leadership Breakfast will provide practical expert insights into the skills of the future and how these are crucial to the success of individuals and organisations in the real estate industry.

    Join ULI Australia as we explore the three 'super-skills' that will allow our industry ad our people to stay relevant and competitive in a dynamic and demanding new markets, and how these skills will be crucial for a future-fit real estate sector in Australia and globally.

    09:00 – 17:00:
    Our Global Urban Futures | Full Day Summit
    Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney

    17:30 – 19:30:
    Post-Summit Connection and Networking Event
    Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney
    Join international and Australian delegates to connect and build your global network as attendees come together overlooking Sydney Harbour for a relaxing post-Summit cocktail event.

    The full programme will be published soon with exceptional thought leaders joining our expert panels discussing the following topics:

    Australian Cities on Country
    Building resilient cities by learning from the resilience of the past and with deep respect for Australia’s Indigenous culture and care for Country is crucial to Australia’s future.

    How hot are we? Global investment and capital flow to Australia
    An in-depth discussion between senior leaders of the capital markets industry about how well-positioned Australia is to attract and retain global capital and investment.

    Alternative living and the future of housing
    As new housing models emerge in Australia, some of which are mature in other markets, we have a lot to learn and evolve as government and investors better understand alternative models and Australians become more comfortable with alternative models of living and renting.

    Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available to be recognised as global thought-leader and partner of ULI Australia at this year’s Summit.

    With an incredible program coming together for the our ULI Australia Summit,, this is a unique opportunity to reach ULI Australia members and industry peers across Australia and into Asia Pacific. Our event organisers can work with you to create a bespoke package ranging from exhibitor stands through to Platinum Level partnerships that meet your objectives and return significant value on your investment and support for ULI Australia.



    Jacques Gordon

    Global Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management

    Jacques Gordon is the retired Global Head of Research and Strategy for LaSalle and remains a senior advisor to the firm. In his former role, he was responsible for the macro strategy and micro research used to guide all investment decisions in 30 countries. He served on the Management and Investment Committees of LaSalle and directs the investment strategy group, which analyzes capital markets, regional economies and property markets. Jacques received the “Graaskamp Award” from the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) for his contributions to real estate research and education. He originated the Jones Lang LaSalle Transparency Index in 1999, which has become the world standard for understanding international real estate. Jacques received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches “International Real Estate” at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Jacques serves on the Boards of the JLL Income Property Trust, The Homer Hoyt Institute, The Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago, non-profit). He is active in NAREIT, PREA, the Urban Land Institute, and he is an honorary fellow of the Real Estate Research Institute.


    David Faulkner

    President, ULI Asia Pacific

    David Faulkner, president of ULI Asia Pacific, is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry in the United Kingdom and Asia. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 45,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. Before taking his current position, Faulkner was managing director of Colliers International, where he was responsible for valuation and advisory services in the Asia region. He joined Colliers International in 2003 after 15 years with Insignia Brooke and has been based in Asia for over 35 years. He has advised on a variety of major projects in Hong Kong SAR, China, and many markets in the Asia region. His expertise covers valuations, feasibility studies, development consultancy, and structuring investments in all the major real estate sectors. Faulkner is a ULI global governing trustee and is also a trustee of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), a past member of the International Valuation Professional Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Valuation Forum, and a practicing member of the Academy of Experts.


    Claire van Schaik

    Head of Capital Raising and Investor Relations, Investment Management, Lendlease

    Claire joined Lendlease in 2014 and has extensive experience in the property industry, having worked in commercial and legal roles for more than 23 years. In her current role, Claire heads the Capital Raising and Investor Relations teams and is responsible for enhancing relationships with existing institutional investors and their consultants. Claire also leads the capital raising activities for new products and the existing investment vehicles managed by the Investment Management Australia business. Before being appointed to the Head of Investor Relations role in July 2021, Claire held a range of roles within Lendlease. Most recently she was National Transactions Manager in the Development business where she led new business and capital transactions across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, including Melbourne Quarter Tower and Sydney Place. Prior to this, Claire held various roles in Lendlease’s Legal team, including Deputy Head of Property Projects, and originally established herself as a real estate and private equity transactions lawyer in top-tier legal firms both in Australia and the US.


    Andrea Clarke

    FutureFitCo Learning

    Andrea encourages people to be 'future fit' through writing, speaking & delivering digital learning programs that build leadership capability across top ASX listed businesses. A former television news reporter and Washington D.C. correspondent, Andrea covered major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel and Thomson Reuters before working on humanitarian aid programs to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea then led the communication campaign for the Save Darfur advocacy movement to stop the genocide in Sudan. With an obsession for growing careers, Andrea founded FutureFit Learning in 2012 and stepped into EdTech in 2015. She is the author of the book: 'Future Fit: How to Stay Relevant and Competitive in the Future of Work' - a finalist in the Australian Career Book Award 2019, winner of the Australian Business Book of the Year 2019 and finalist in the UK Business Book Awards 2020. Andrea is also a member of the Australian HR Institute's Future of Work Advisory Panel.