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The ULI Urban Innovation Ideas Competition seeks to promote innovative ideas, collaboration, and leadership among young professionals in the property industry. The competition explores creative and practical solutions to a project relevant to the urbanization of our city.

ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) Hong Kong is proud to have launched its first ever real estate development case competition for young professionals. This competition seek innovative design and business proposals that generated fresh ideas for the sites in the Star Street neighborhood. 

The spirit of the competition is collaboration, and it adopts an interdisciplinary approach. We seek proposals that include design, business, and financial aspects. We welcome young professionals from all real estate-related industries to form teams of two to four people and propose innovative ideas!


The competition ran from late September 2017 to early December 2017 in two stages—a preliminary round and a final round. Finalists chosen for Stage 2 will be receiving mentoring from senior industry leaders. The winning team received a cash prize and a chance to present its proposal at the 2018 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Hong Kong in June.

Pictures from the Awards Ceremony held on 22 Jan 2018 at Classifed on Wing Fung Street, the project site of the competition, can be accessed on our Facebook. Thank you for all who attended!

Following the celebration, we were also excited to announce the results of the competition to the press! The official press release from the competition and the event are linked below.

Press Release (English)
Press Release (Chinese)

Thank you to the 18 teams that participated 

FIRST PLACE: A Slice of Hong Kong

Dion Huey – Plateau Asset Management
Geraldine Li
Jasper Hilkhuijsen – Arup
Wing Ki Lee – Arup

Team Submission

SECOND PLACE: Constellation

Fay Fang – Swire Properties Ltd.
Jimmy Chan – Swire Properties Ltd.
Lily French – Swire Properties Ltd.
Rozana Lee – Swire Properties Ltd.

Team Submission


NG Si Ieong – Student from The University of Hong Kong
YANG Yuling – Student from The University of Hong Kong
ZHANG Xiangyu – Student from The University of Hong Kong

Team Submission


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ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a non-profit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, we now have more than 40,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.

A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say we provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.


The ULI Young Leaders Group (YLG) is an affinity group for members under 35 years old who are dedicated to the responsible use of land and real estate in enhancing our future. The YLG strives to provide a unique setting for the leaders of tomorrow to interact and network both professionally and socially, with the leaders of today. It offers younger ULI members the opportunity to network with their peers, gain exposure to senior industry professionals, and to continue their professional education.

The YLG includes a diverse group of real estate professionals and students, including architects, engineers, financial analysts, town planners, developers, commercial agents, and lawyers. All interested members from other industries are also encouraged to join

The Young Leaders Group of Asia Pacific is dedicated to the development of leadership through the exchange of knowledge and synergistic networking in the real estate communities. We strive to create a unique setting for tomorrow’s leaders in real estate, land use policy, and urban design.

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