Join us for a brief overview of what to expect at ULF whilst connecting with industry colleagues, both old and new.
ULFThe leading industry news resource; industry awards and international b2b conference and exhibitions for the sector Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF International Hospitality Media email@example.com
The region's only investment and leadership conference for urban innovators at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality and real estate. If you have not received a sign-up link for Day 1 tours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a sign-up form.
Join us for a brief overview of what to expect at ULF whilst connecting with industry colleagues, both old and new.
Join us for a curated behind the scenes tour of some of the best hospitality and real estate properties in London:
Mason and Fifth, The Italian Building, 41 Dockhead, Bermondsey, London SE1
WeWork, 8 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4PL
Tower Suites by Blue Orchid Hotels, 100 Minories, London EC3N 1JY
Limited places available
A sign-up form will be sent to all confirmed ticket holders approximately two weeks before ULF21. Please complete this to secure your place and an email confirmation will follow. If you have not received a sign-up link, please email email@example.com to request a sign-up form
Join us for the inaugural 2021 drinks reception hosted at The Skyline rooftop bar, Tower Suites, 100 Minories, EC3N 1JY
There will be plenty of networking opportunities with lots of hospitality and real estate leaders, including IHM's Editor-in-Chief, George Sell, Editor, Serviced Apartment News and Urban Living, Eloise Hanson, News Editor, Boutique Hotel News and Paul Stevens, Editor, ShortTermRentalz.com, over a drink or two - an evening not to be missed!
Confirmed attendees only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place. If you are registered and have not received the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to resend the link.
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Dresscode: Smart Casual
Address: Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London E1W 2SF
A great opportunity to take coffee and a pastry and network whilst meeting our exhibitors to discover innovative ways to grow your business.
Piers Brown, CEO, IHM
International Hospitality Media
How do Urban Living markets match up within residential, commercial and other property asset classes? Which asset classes have 'weathered the storm' best and what's the future outlook for each as we come out of the crisis?
Each presenter has 6 - 8 minutes to place a 'laser-like' focus on the asset classes under discussion across the three stages: Stay, Live and Work - hotels, serviced apartments / aparthotels, coworking, coliving, senior living and student housing.
Alexander Robinson, Senior Manager, STR (hotels, serviced apartments / extended stay)
Alex Gomez, Head of Data Solutions, Airdna (short term rentals)
Richard Valentine-Selsey, Associate Director, Residential Research, Savills (co-living)
Paddy Allen, Head of Operational Capital Markets | National Capital Markets, Colliers International (student housing)
Rebecca Shafran, Alternative Markets Research, Associate Director, BNP Paribas UK (later living)
Futurologist Rohit Tawar, provokes and challenges your thinking whilst exploring the issues and opportunities that could arise for hospitality / real estate and travel in our post-pandemic world
With hotel occupancy and REVPAR rebounding, join owners and investors for a frank conversation on the challenges and opportunities the crisis has presented, and the transaction and investment outlook for the future.
Jeremy Jones, Director, Hotels - Christie and Co in conversation with:
Vedrana Riley, CEO, Ciel Capital
Neeraj Handa, Director, Cairn Group
Tony Matharu, CEO, Blue Orchid Hotels
30 mins to meet, engage and do business in the exhibitor area
So far, there has been little distressed opportunities - but will we see more as commercial property eviction moratoriums end. What hospitality and real estate investment models will be more popular than others in the cycle reinvention? What are the buying opportunities, and the challenges posed in hotels; serviced apartments; BTR; student housing and co-living in the UK, mainland Europe and overseas?
Hosted by Katherine Doggrell, New Dog PR
Laura Brinkmann, VP Brookfield
Keith Evans, Chief investment and development officer, Ennismore
Natalia Kolotneva, Head of European Living and Hospitality, LaSalle Investment Management
MJ Paschall, SVP, Aka hotels+hotel residences
Gerard Nolan, GN and Partners; Chairman, C1 Capital
New Dog PR
LaSalle Investment Management
Gerard Nolan & Partners and C1 Capital
How are the build to rent, coliving and senior living asset classes rebounding, where's the innovation and what is the future investor outlook?
Hosted by Rupert Bates, Editorial Director / Owner, Show House Magazine
Jo Winchester, Executive Director, Student Accommodation: Valuation and advisory services, CBRE
Lex Cumber, Head of Membership and Operations, ARCO
Alastair Mullens, Managing Director, Vertus at Canary Wharf Group
Martin Zdravkov, Lead Portfolio Manager, DWS
With the growth of WFH and the working on the move culture, numerous co-working, private members' clubs, hospitality and office options, does where we work matter any more?
Hosted by Antony Slumbers, Advisor, Future of Work, Workplace, Tech and Real Estate.
Hans Meyer, Co-founder and Managing director, Zoku
Matthias Huettebraeuker, Founding partner, Denizen
David Kaiser, Head of real estate, UK and Ireland, WeWork
How does the evolution of digital apply to hospitality? There is a renewed sense of urgency for businesses to be more creative and innovative, embracing cost effective data-driven solutions.
Offering exceptional guest experiences pre, during and post stay is at the top of operators agenda’s but how do they achieve differentiated success and what’s the place for technology? How do companies take advantage in this unprecedented time of change.
Hosted by Eloise Hanson, Editor, Boutique Hotel News
Giles Horwitch Smith, CEO, Res:Harmonics
Jouke Baaima, Co-owner, ServicedApartments.nl and Corporate Housing Factory BV
Nicola Rhone, Business development director, Avvio
Steve Lowy, CEO, The Residence and Anglo Educational
The presentation will draw attention to the different terms used to value real estate and why experience will be the number one consideration in the future.
Yolande Barnes, Chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute
Hipsturbia: the urban living trend for the 2020s
As millennials grow up and have families they are looking to move out from city centres but want to retain their urban lifestyles. How are real estate developers, owners, investors and operators addressing this need?
Hosted by Iain Murray, Senior Director, LIV Consult
Navneet Bali, CEO and Founder, LYVInn
Neil Burton, Managing director, Roundhill Capital
Alan Penfold, Executive director, Present Made
Muriel Simpson, Lead Interior Designer, H + G presentation services
H+G Design Group
Offering exceptional resident experiences is at the top of operators' agendas but how do they achieve differentiated success and what’s the place for technology to streamline lifestyle and residential real estate management?
Hosted by Justin Harley, Regional director, Yardi in conversation with:
Rachana Salgia, Co-founder and President of DigiValet
A chance to re-energise, do business and have some fun!
Venture capital invested $23.8 billion USD in proptech start-ups in 2020 (source: CREIT). Whether it's virtual tours, in-room technology, data-driven real estate decisions, remote property management, technology accelerated dramatically in 2020. For 2021, there has already been an increase in interest in proptech as real estate rebounds from the crisis. How important a consideration is the proptech 'stack' within buildings when investors evaluate potential real estate acquisitions?
Hosted by Sean Worker, Managing director, T5 Strategies in conversation with
Ted Orf, Managing Partner, Revolt Ventures
Fred Lerche-Lerchenbourg, CEO, Lavanda
Alex Edds, JLL
Employees, operators and investors alike are now fully tuned in to the healthy buildings movement. But what are the implications from wellbeing, development, operations and profitability viewpoints?
Ben Channon, Director, Ekkist in conversation with:
• Mark Kelly, Partner, PLP Architecture
• Gillian Breen, Director, Gleeds
Investing is no longer just about the bottom line. Sustainable and ethical investment is now arguably as important as profit and is at the top of many institutions' list of priorities.
• How are investment decisions being made to reflect this and what are the KPIs for an effective ESG strategy?
• What do hospitality and real estate companies have to do to make sure they can access ESG investment and what sort of companies and properties are the ESG funds looking for?
Katharine Le Quesne, Managing Director, HoCoSo in conversation with:
Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV Associates
Susan Cooney, Associate Director, Lead: ESG for living assets, M&G
Omar Ghafur, GM and Investment Director, PSSIF; Altana Wealth
Patrick Smith, Investment Director, Frogmore (tbc)
With the growth of more flexible home, hybrid and office based working, how does a business embrace a more agile workforce, and what are the solutions as employees return to a new working environment. How does a business inspire leadership from within?
Hosted by Hannah Philp, CEO and Co-founder, ARC in conversation with
Joanne Fisher, Group Commercial Director, Kew Green Hotels
David O'Coimin, Founder and CEO, The DO Company
Chris Mumford, Founder, Cervus Leadership Consulting
The future of travel used to be flying cars and faster-than-sound jets but Covid-19 has changed all that. As travel and accommodation evolves, what is important to today's traveller and what is driving their decisions, what are the newly emerging travel personas?
Matthew Olarsch, Director of Customer Success for EMEA, Guesty.
SESSION SPONSORED BY GUESTY
Challenger banks have continued to lend during the crisis – we place the spotlight on how successful deals are happening, what’s changed, and the future outlook.
Beth Fisher, Editor, Development Finance Today in conversation with
Daniel O’Connor is the Head Of Financial Planning Analysis, Staycity Group
Ben Barbanel, Head of Debt Finance, Oak North Bank
Coliving has demonstrated it's resilience through the crisis - what have been the key learnings and how is the sector positioned for the future?
Recent transactions and investor sentiment.
The scalability v community dilemma.
Enhancing the resident experience and creating operational efficiencies.
What are the new coliving concepts? Where does the hospitality component fit in?
Design: is there a move to more multiple different room types and bed / bath parity?
With no collective industry definition we took our video camera onto the streets of London to gauge awareness from the potential resident.
Amy Frearson, Editor-at-large, Dezeen
In conversation with:
Yianni Tsitouras, CEO, POHA House
Ben Prevezer, Co-founder, Mason and Fifth
Alexandra van Pelt, UK & Ireland Development Manager - Aparthotels Adagio
Tom Teatum, Founder, NOIASCAPE
Traditional landlords are more frequently moving into Flexspace but which operating model is best and why? Comparing operators who originated from a traditional landlord standpoint versus the joint venture model, the acquisition model and also the DIY model.
Justin Harley, Regional director, Yardi in conversation with:
László Varga,Founder and CEO, Spaceworks Lisbon
Caleb Parker, Founder, Bold (tbc)
Steve Pette, Founder, Hearts and Minds
Rupert Dean, CEO, x and why
According to a recent Deloitte report, serviced apartments have overtaken hotels to become the most attractive hospitality asset class to European investors for 2021, driven by positive demand fundamentals and leaner costs. Is this still the case and what's the outlook for the future.
Hosted by George Sell, Editor-in-chief, International Hospitality Media
Sam Aycock, Associate - European Living, Hines
Zach Schwartz, CEO, YAYS
Simon Walford, Development Director, Staycity
Dominic Sherry, Chief Executive Officer, Flying Butler Apartments
Last chance to engage and do business in the exhibition of solutions
The collective splits in to smaller groups for interactive round table sessions of 30 minutes duration each (choose 2 ), led by industry leaders.
Use the arrows and the slider to take a glimpse at the days ahead.
““Having hosted numerous events within co-working, co-living, hostels, BTR, hotels and serviced apartment venues over the last few years, attendees are already witnessing the convergence of urban hospitality and real estate first-hand - it makes sense to bring everybody together for this unique experience of doing business.”Piers Brown, CEO International Hospitality Media