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In late 2011 Alex was ranked as one of the most influential UK property industry tweeters in the inaugural Peer Index / Property Week #PWTwitter100 - at 57/100. In the 2012 list Alex has moved up to 45/100 and was also featured on the EcoBuild list of leading sustainability tweeters!

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About Alex NotayULI Urban Investment Network Summit, Amsterdam, November 2011

"I love being able to bring a fresh perspective or new idea to a project and helping to create something really successful. After being told many times that I "didn't fit in the traditional box" I realised that this was actually an advantage. The diversity of my experience, network, skills and interests enables me to bring so much more to the teams that I work with."
 
  • I can translate between the public and private sector - who tend to talk 'at' rather than 'to' each other
  • I can explain technical terms and industry jargon in ways that everyone can understand
  •  I can facilitate connections and effective partnerships between people and organisations that don't realise one another exist
  • I can review existing projects and help them to evolve and develop new projects in a way that ensures success
  • I can manage the development of ground-breaking and relevant research for your organisation
  • I can generate innovative ideas to ensure your project stands out from the crowd  
 

   

Moderating Young Leaders Forum, ULI Paris conference, January 2012

 

 
 Background
 
 
Alex began her career in a UK central government department with a thorough grounding in project management and policy-making at national, regional and European levels. In her first nine months she was workstream leader for a cross-governmental project that saved £40million of public money within just two years. Her ability to engage teams and individuals enabled her to oversee complex organisational change and deliver strategic support for 5 separate teams around urban policy, Regional Development Agencies and ERDF/State Aid funding negotiations with the European Union.
ULI Fall Meeting, Washington DC, October 2010
In 2007 she joined the renowned Urban Land Institute (ULI) - the pre-eminent, multi-disciplinary real estate forum; to establish 
a new research department for Europe publishing reports for ULI members on topics including market trends, demographics, infrastructure, affordable housing and sustainable development. Alex also managed the activities delivered through ULI’s Charitable Trust and created a CPD accredited 'Young Leaders' Summer School programme in partnership with the University of Cambridge and major corporate sponsors. 
 
In 2009 Alex was appointed the youngest ever Vice President in ULI's 75 year history to direct a number of global strategic programmes including the:
  • LessEn Initiative - an innovative web project encouraging better energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings: www.less-en.org
  • ULI Urban Investment Network - bringing leading cities, institutions and real estate firms together to collaborate more effectively on world-class urban investment and development: www.urbaninvestmentnetwork.com
  • European Advisory Panels - co-ordinating expert panels to provide objective strategic advice on critical urban issues  for Europe's cities: www.uli-europe.org/advisorypanels

Advising Moscow City Council, Moscow, November 2011

After more than 8 years of delivering successful innovation and high-quality results for the public, non-profit and private sector Alex chose to follow her entrepreneurial ambition and in 2012 become an independent advisor.

Alex sits on the World Economic Forum’s Building Retrofit Steering Board, the UK Green Property Alliance and the UN ECE Committee on Housing and Land Management. Alex is also on the advisory committee for an independent charity promoting educational and career opportunities for women in the UK.  Alex holds a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Sussex and is a member of the Society of Property Researchers, an APM accredited Practitioner of PRINCE2 Project Management and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

 ULI Urban Investment Network Forum, Istanbul, September 2010