ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe 2023 Applications Open

University and business school students are invited to submit entries by the February 28, 2023 deadline

(LONDON) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Hines, the global real estate investment, development and property manager, have launched the 2023 ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe calling for entries from students from across Europe. The deadline for submissions is 28th February 2023.

Students from universities and business schools across Europe are being encouraged to enter the fourth annual competition and step up to the renowned team challenge. The competition is designed to put students to the test, with a dynamic and engaging program of activities to assess the skills and expertise of the students alongside analyzing their knowledge of real estate and responsible land use.

To qualify, students are invited to form multidisciplinary teams of four that demonstrate real diversity, before engaging in a challenging exercise in responsible land use that tests their understanding of the core components of real estate finance and investment, planning and development, as well as the social and environmental issues that impact decisions around land-use and sustainable development.

The application process requires each team to submit materials including a completed pre-qualification questionnaire, details about each team member, a brief description of how diversity was achieved in the team, and a short video on a favorite urban development or place, which are submitted via the ULI website.

Submissions will be reviewed by ULI and Hines, with a maximum of eight teams selected for the final stage, with final presentations due to take place via a virtual platform on 10th May 2023. The winning team will then be selected by a jury of senior industry professionals.

Each member of the winning team will receive:

  • a fast-track to the Hines internship program;
  • a guided tour of a live development project and participation in project meetings in Hines’ European offices;
  • a one-year ULI membership – providing access to research content, events, webinars, education and mentorship programs, knowledge sharing and connections with a multidisciplinary global network of real estate and land use professionals; and,
  • complementary access to bespoke in-person opportunities within the ULI programs (depending on location and interest).

Lars Huber, CEO of Hines Europe and ULI Europe Chair, said: “The competition has evolved into an exemplary initiative for engaging with our future industry leaders. In providing an introduction to real estate, it gives students a unique platform to shine by solving real-life issues and challenges facing urban development. With the winning team receiving a fast-track to the Hines internship program, this is a fantastic gateway opportunity for students across Europe to take their first steps in a career in real estate.”

Lisette van Doorn, CEO of ULI Europe, said: “To build and maintain communities that are fit for the whole, diverse, population, it is key that the real estate industry reflects the same diversity. And we know the sector still has a long way to go to achieve this. As part of one of ULI’s mission priorities to educate the next generation of real estate leaders, this Competition is an important program to support the industry to become more diverse. And at the same time, it is such a fun experience, providing huge learning for all involved, including students, mentors and jury members, hearing the creative and innovative ideas that the teams come up with.

“We are very proud of the continued partnership with Hines on the Competition. Now firmly established, the fourth edition is expected to receive significant interest and we’re excited to formally open the application process. We’re really looking forward to reviewing the entries and choosing the eight teams.”

Earlier this year, four students from ESSEC Business School in France were named as the victors out of eight competing teams following the final presentations at the 2022 ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe. The students were challenged to devise plans for the redevelopment of a former dairy factory located in a changing district of northern Madrid, Spain, considering especially environmental, social, and governance (ESG) elements.

Details of how to apply for the 2023 ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe are available at https://europe.uli.org/program...

Further details on ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe

Background to original ULI Hines Student Competition

  • The ULI Hines Student Competition – Europe is affiliated with a U.S. version, which was established in 2002.
  • Long-time ULI leader Gerald D. Hines, founder of the Hines real estate organisation, created the competition with a generous endowment after he received the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development in 2002.
  • For further information about the original competition, visit: https://uli.org/hines.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has over 47,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

ULI has over 5,000 members in Europe across 15 National Council country networks. For more information, please visit europe.uli.org, follow us on Twitter or follow our LinkedIn page.

    About Hines

    Hines is a global real estate investment, development, and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 28 countries. We manage a $92.3B portfolio of high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office, and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 634 properties totaling over 225 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets.

    Since entering Europe in 1991, Hines has grown its European platform to include offices in 17 cities as well as a presence in 79 cities in 14 countries. Hines oversees investment assets under management valued at approximately €25.3 billion and provides third-party property-level services totaling 4.7 million square meters in Europe, in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

    To learn more about Hines, visit www.hines.com and follow @Hines on social media.

    Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2022.