BERLIN ON EDGE

A proposed 5-year freeze on rentals to take effect from 18 June has the city on edge as the local authority braces for a court challenge and a plunge in investments from locals and foreigners. Apreviously divided Berlin is now united against further rental increases after rents almost doubled ...

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WHAT’S THE TRUTH BEHIND CHINA’S ‘GHOST CITIES’?

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have all the makings of a modern city – shopping malls, skyscrapers, beautiful town squares, apartment complexes and even art installations. The only thing missing are the inhabitants – where are all the people? Asian Property Review talks to Wade Shepard ...

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THE SMART WAREHOUSE IS HERE!

Asian Property Review finds out from Raymond Hoe and Will Ringer, Scott Brownrigg’s Director and architect respectively, the latest on warehousing and Smart Shed, a mixed-use industrial building. How do you see the future of warehousing? Firstly, warehousing ranges between logistics through to manufacturing and mission critical facilities. To ...

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WHAT DOES 2019 HOLD FOR PROPTECH IN ASIA?

Government support, relative affordability and easy accessibility to financing are among some factors that are driving the boom of PropTech in Asia. The Asian tech scene is one that is booming like mushrooms springing up after rainfall. While the rise of Fintech initially set the ball rolling for Asian ...

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MIXED OUTLOOK FOR SYDNEY & MELBOURNE

Casey Robinson, Research Director of m3property, an Australian property valuation and consulting firm gives her view on the 2019 outlook for Sydney and Melbourne property market. SYDNEY The outlook for the Sydney Residential market in 2019 is for further slowing in the first half of the year. While supply ...

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TOP 8 ASIAN CITIES TO WATCH IN 2019

This list (ranked in no particular order) is compiled by Asian Property Review based on various sources in particular the real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. SINGAPORE Singapore is ranked as the second top real estate investment market in Asia Pacific as ...

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THE ‘SENTIENT’ SMART OFFICE

The office of the future will be the stuff of science fiction where smart buildings adapt to human needs by predicting and optimising its operations and needs through IoT. I am often asked how incorporating green initiatives in commercial buildings affect the workers and office spaces, as well as ...

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AN EYE FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DESIGN

Real estate agencies are now disrupting the commercial property market in Southeast Asia where institutional investors can enjoy a full suite of services ranging from buying and selling to interior design. When Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL)announced in 2016 that it had acquired PDM International, a leading interior design ...

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KUALA LUMPUR NOW 4TH LEAST EXPENSIVE CITY TO BUILD IN ASIA

Kuala Lumpur ranks least expensive among Southeast Asian cities, below Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Kuala Lumpur is the fourth least expensive city in Asia to build in, according to the International Construction Costs 2018 report published by Arcadis which details and ranks the relative ...

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CAIRO IS CHEAPEST TO RELOCATE

The 2018 First Month Relocation Costs Index cuts down your precious time when researching the cost of relocating to the most in-demand cities around the world. Check these figures out: Dubai, UAE is the most expensive city to relocate to, based on a first month living cost of $4,251.68, ...

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