ULI study tours aim to engage with key government and real estate organisations to understand best practices around policy, investment and programming, and their impact on the value – financial and social – of surrounding areas. The objectives are three-fold – provide informed and direct access to some of the most exciting public and private developments; share insights on lessons learnt from these projects to see and hear about what worked and what could have been improved; expose ULI members to the latest trends and issues that drive value through their association with cultural and community development, and educate on how integrating the diverse needs of the community can drive commercial value.

Join us as we explore new, innovative and exciting urban developments in the city state through private, insider tours, and engage with the senior leaders and experts who spearheaded them.*

All study tours will depart from and return to The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

ULI study tours are exclusively open to Summit attendees only, at no additional charge. Capacity for each tour is very limited to allow for better engagement and spaces will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

From Central Business District to Central Social District

This walking study tour from Tanjong Pagar to Raffles Place will showcase the thought leadership and partnership between government and business community to support Singapore’s evolution as an international business hub with strong social and cultural capital. It features Guoco Tower, 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence winner and CapitaSpring, 2023 ULI APAC Awards for Excellence finalist.

Keppel Infrastructure @ Changi

This study tour will showcase the thought leadership applied to develop Keppel Infrastructure @ Changi, Singapore’s first net positive energy building. It will serve as a mission critical operation nerve centre for four district cooling plants in Singapore, and display its Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) offering. Alongside advanced technologies housed in the building, delegates will also see the vertical greening and biophilic landscaping aimed at reducing urban heat island effect, whilst improving performance of the indoor environment and enhancing health and well-being of occupants.

DBS Newton Green

DBS Newton Green is one of the oldest office buildings to be retrofitted into Singapore’s first net zero development by a bank. It is one of just over 500 net zero commercial buildings globally. DBS deployed new technologies and creative design strategies to reduce energy consumption by as much as 70 per cent and maximised the building’s capacity to generate its own renewable energy. The building has been certified as a Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy development and was also awarded the Singapore Good Design Mark 2022 for Sustainable Design for its exceptional design quality.

Inclusive Spaces

This multi-location study tour will bring delegates to Kampung Admiralty, lyf one-north and Enabling Village to showcase how Singapore is responding to the diverse needs of its community in an inclusive manner. From senior-citizen public housing, to co-living options for young professionals, to a community space dedicated to integrating persons with disabilities in society, this tour features ULI Global Award for Excellence winning developments that thoughtfully integrate different activities suitable for its core occupiers, whilst elevating its connectedness with the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Thomson-East Coast Line Impact on Real Estate

The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is the newest Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore and one of the world’s longest driverless rapid transit lines. Expected to serve one million commuters daily in the long term, the line runs along a combined north-south and east-west corridor. This walk-and-ride tour will begin at Great World City Office Tower where delegates will learn how its connectivity with the new TEL has already made an impact on accessibility to nearby residential, business and communal spaces in the neighbourhood, as well as property prices. Delegates will then be able to observe the different profile of commuters across seven stations as they ride the subway along the TEL, passing through two major interchanges at Outram Park and Marina Bay, and ending at Gardens by the Bay.

100 Henderson Road

A former school building has been transformed into an integrated space comprising a childcare centre, a nursing home and dialysis centre, and an urban farm. This was a collaborative effort between the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and relevant agencies—including Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), Singapore Food Agency (SFA), and Ministry of Health (MOH)—to parcellate and integrate the various facilities within a single site, to cater to the needs of the community living in the area. The co-locating of these synergistic uses allows for the curation of inter-generational programmes to encourage interaction and participation amongst the different groups.

*ULI reserves the right to amend the tour programme (including duration, hosts and itineraries) as deemed necessary without prior notice.