Commercial

(Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images) The COVID-19 pandemic has been forcing corporate leadership to re-examine their real estate strategies, with many reconsidering the amount of space dedicated to the traditional office. Corporate giants such as Twitter, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays have all publicly questioned their future real estate requirements and the amount of
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(Photo: Bloomberg / Contributor) With the global economy under pressure, commercial real estate investors are searching for defensive strategies that are more likely to see them safely through the downturn. Single-tenant, triple net-lease (also known as NNN) properties are seeing more inquiries because of their historic stability and resilience in turbulent times, says Mark West,
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At Atlas, we focus primarily on acquiring value-add workforce housing. A big part of our investment thesis is that you can’t build new middle-income housing, so supply is capped while the demand for high-quality middle-income housing keeps growing.  This is just a fact accepted by most real estate operators and as a result, capital has
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Despite ongoing global economic uncertainty, major institutional investors remain focused on both the social and environmental impact of their strategies. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norges, in May divested from 12 companies that explore for oil and gas. While the move is said to be predominantly motivated by the fund’s strategy to shield itself
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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Faced with unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate investors are increasingly turning to alternative lenders to help meet their financing needs. Coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused uncertainty for both landlords and tenants, with occupiers across all real estate sectors now seeking flexibility in their lease contracts. And with more
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As stores and shopping malls reopen, owners and retailers — already facing financial challenges — have a monumental task: making people feel safe in the age of coronavirus. Retailers everywhere are using technology to address the concerns of a public with heightened germ awareness. From contactless payment systems and touchless bathroom fixtures to self-cleaning elevator
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Global real estate investors are looking for deals in Japan’s major cities, part of a worldwide hunt for safe-havens amid ongoing economic uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan’s commercial real estate market has traditionally been dominated by domestic investors with international capital accounting for around 20 percent over the past decade, declining from a high
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(Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images) As China’s economy begins to reopen after months of restrictions, logistics facilities and warehouses are in high demand, with the crisis accelerating growth in what was already the world’s largest e-commerce market. During widespread lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers flocked online to buy goods. Online food delivery
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As momentum builds around moving towards a low carbon world, questions remain about whether sustainable buildings go beyond simply boosting an investor’s green credentials to delivering notable financial benefits. The answer is now shifting away from ‘nobody really knows’ to ‘increasingly yes,’ says Elaine Rossall, Head of UK Offices Research. Here are four reasons why
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As online shopping skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, companies have been racing to refine their storage and distribution processes, increasing the demand for so-called ‘dark stores’. Dark stores are small functional spaces, laid out like a supermarket, or warehouses, dedicated to fulfilling online orders. Some are automated and therefore don’t need lights, giving the concept
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A portfolio of Australian distribution centres has recently been sold for A$648 million, a signal of appetite for warehouses amid increased supermarket spending during COVID-19 lockdowns. In the country’s largest industrial transaction of the year, the four Aldi distribution centres were acquired by a joint venture between Charter Hall and insurance giant Allianz in a
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With the global economy under pressure, real estate investors are hunting for defensive strategies that are more likely to see them safely through the downturn. Data centres – buildings responsible for channelling our increasingly online lives – have crept to the top of that list. “We’ve seen enhanced real estate investment in the data centre
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The climate emergency has brought the renewable energy sector to the fore as part of the solution for a low carbon future. It’s underpinned by a growing array of sustainable infrastructure, stretching from offshore wind turbines to large-scale solar parks. And while Covid-19 lockdowns have further raised public awareness of climate change, the need for
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(Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Cross border real estate investors are reshaping their existing strategies to take advantage of exchange rate volatility and interest rate convergence as the global economy navigates continued uncertainty. Norway, a major source of overseas capital in recent years, has recently seen its krone depreciate due to energy market volatility
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Faced with unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels owners across Asia are turning to creative financing solutions to ride out near-term turbulence. Sweeping restrictions have seen an unprecedented period of historically low occupancy rates, closed borders and severe limitations on air travel as countries around the world attempt to contain the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
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(Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images) During the coronavirus pandemic, supply chains of multi-national companies have had to contend with challenges like clogged ports and overflowing warehouses. The task has highlighted a common pain point: incomplete and unreliable data. While a handful of global companies have spent the past decade building up complex digital processes to
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This site consists of several plots of residential land forming a larger parcel with development potential in Molek, Johor Bahru. Located next to the luxurious Taman Ponderosa Development and opposite Sunway’s Lenang Heights Bungalow and Semi Detached Project, the property will add value to the vibrant neighbourhood, catering to the middle to upper class market
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Widespread economic shutdowns have forced many business owners into challenging conversations with their landlords, with the outcomes poised to change the commercial real estate landscape. Pandemic clauses are not a standard feature in most commercial lease agreements and, with precedent lacking, landlords and tenants have found themselves in unchartered waters as they negotiate voluntary arrangements
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(Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images) The coronavirus pandemic is triggering a reshuffling of investment priorities for governments around the globe, forcing leaders to make critical decisions about whether to divert funds from longstanding infrastructure projects. As budgets are stretched to serve emergency medical needs, governments are having to find new ways to make sure essential
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E-commerce giant, Alibaba has recently agreed an acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Singapore’s S$1.7B AXA Tower; a further sign that technology and e-commerce companies are well positioned to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Alibaba Singapore announced on Wednesday that it would buy half of the CBD landmark from a Perennial-led consortium of investors. Once
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