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(Photo by Wang HE/Getty Images) The Asia-Pacific region is forecast to account for 30 percent of international visitor arrivals globally by 2030, up from just 8 percent in 2011, and it is set to change the landscape of hospitality across the world. While the estimate is based on the United Nations World Travel Organisation (UNWTO)
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(Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) As flexible workspace moved from niche to mainstream over the last decade, sprouting alongside were new ideas about how to fit it into the established world of commercial real estate. Now, a recent string of high-profile mergers, successes and restructurings have added urgency to investors’ efforts to identify
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Bloomberg Contributor Getty Images News Another large industrial real estate deal has underscored the ever-growing demand for warehouse facilities as more shoppers move online. Industrial real estate firm Prologis Inc. recently agreed to acquire its rival, Liberty Property Trust, in a US$12.6 billion deal. It was the company’s third acquisition in the past 18 months.
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Multifamily real estate in the Nordics region is fast becoming an investor favourite with a series of recent high-profile deals across the region. For now, they’re largely concentrating on major cities in Sweden and Finland. In July, Aberdeen Standard Investments’ pan-European residential fund acquired a new build PRS portfolio in the Swedish capital in a
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Photographer Dhiraj Singh, Bloomberg via Getty Images. An employee prepares an order inside a Rebel Foods Pvt cloud kitchen in Mumbai Instead of eating out or cooking at home, more people are ordering in. And the insatiable appetite for food delivery business is fuelling the growth of cloud kitchens in Asia’s biggest markets. Cloud kitchens
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In my previous post, I talked about the value of compounding which results over holding multifamily real estate assets long-term. While that’s great in theory, it’s difficult to hold older vintage multifamily assets long-term (longer than 10 years). At Atlas, our business plan typically entails renovating and repositioning assets to bring them in line with
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The global coliving sector is cementing its status among income-seeking investors, with deals from the UK to Japan this month highlighting demand. The rise of the sharing economy has helped drive coliving, where mostly young professionals live in rental accommodation with communal areas and a strong community ethos. Institutional investors, in turn, are being attracted
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Growing levels of M&A are a key part of current strategies for Europe’s listed real estate. Europe’s listed real estate sector is seeing more M&A activity as companies build scale in a fiercely competitive market. Listed real estate funds are engaging in M&A – either taking advantage of perceived mis-pricing, banking on existing synergies or
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Real estate investors in Asia Pacific are looking to joint ventures in a bid to diversify risk in an increasingly uncertain market. Asia Pacific investors racked up US$13 billion of joint venture transactions in the first half of this year, below the US$21 billion recorded in the first half of 2018, which was swelled by
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A looming deadline set to force international shippers to substantially reduce emissions will provide opportunities for logistics investors around the world’s secondary ports. On the 1st January 2020, the United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the regulatory authority for international shipping, will enforce a sulphur cap on the fuel of marine vehicles. The regulation –
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Real estate is a long-term, get rich slow business. That’s something you hear a lot, but the math and reasoning behind it is rarely illustrated. At Atlas REP, our investment strategy centers around buying cash-flowing value-added multifamily properties and holding long-term (10+ years). I believe multifamily real estate investing is most attractive over a long
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Beijing’s commercial real estate market is on pace for a record year, with foreign investors swooping to pick up assets from domestic firms contending with tighter financial policies and economic uncertainty. Commercial property investment in the Chinese capital hit approximately 25 billion yuan (US$3.5 billion) in the first six months of 2019, compared to the
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Photo credit: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images Australia’s official interest rate cut to a record low this week has sparked a debate in the country that will be very familiar to global market-watchers: whether a short-term policy boost to labour and housing markets is setting up unnecessary risks down the road. The Reserve Bank of Australia dropped
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In an increasingly uncertain global economy, investors are looking to cold storage as a safe haven for stable returns, as the growing demand for online grocery delivery shines a promising light on the sector. The cold storage industry is an integral part of the food supply chain, as the cold chain process involves any perishable
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