It’s widely thought that Ho Chi Minh’s new financial district and mixed-use urban development, Thu Thiem, will do for the city what China’s Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone area did for Shanghai. But, how much is wishful thinking versus reality?
Buyers have put HK$406 billion ($52.1 billion) into Hong Kong’s property market during the first ten months of 2017, and according to a recent survey of professional investors focused on the Asian financial hub’s real estate sector by Colliers International,… Read More>>
Asian cities are growing up.
Of the world’s supertalls – a nickname for skyscrapers rising over 300 meters – around 60 percent are in Asia, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Out of the… Read More>>
Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is about to be reshaped by a HK$12 billion redevelopment project, and a non-profit initiative jointly led by award-winning design firm Benoy is promoting discussion of how best to make use of the newest space where… Read More>>
Sentiment in Singapore’s office market is starting to lift. After last year’s blockbuster deal involving the sale of Asia Square Tower 1 for US$2.5 billion, investors have once again taken notice as Blackrock sold Asia Square Tower 2 to Capitaland… Read More>>
According to a new report from Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services, landlords and occupiers will reap the benefits of opportunities presented by preparing for the workplace of the future. The Future… Read More>>
Pressure from e-commerce is focusing physical retail on the appeal of shopping as a social activity. Leveraging the social aspect effectively will require creating distinctive, attractive shopping environments.
Building a social retail hub is one of the central themes of… Read More>>
Asia Pacific’s data centre market is worth US$12 billion, according to a recent PWC report, and it’s continuing to grow with the region’s financial centres of Hong Kong and Singapore leading the way.
“We expect the region’s data centre market… Read More>>
Hong Kong hosted three hotel purchases of over US$100 million in the first three months of 2017, and, as if not to be outdone, Australia followed up in the second quarter with three hospitality deals of its own which broke… Read More>>
Workplace strategy has become a major new area of professional services in the last decade as companies from established multinationals to high tech startups put a premium on designing offices and facilities that support businesses adapting new technologies and collaborative… Read More>>