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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bright future for modern warehouses

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 01:21pm by Simon Smith

    ... is the nature of that consumption as the internet alters the traditional relationship between the consumer and the retailer, and between the retailer and the distributor. The internet alters ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... housing and development needs, the selfishness of some members of the community and the prescriptive nature of many government processes were underestimated, so that actual implementation has been ...

  3. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Heavier taxes on homes held in companies make London hotels an attractive option

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:22am by JAMES INNES

    ... entry-level investment class, hotels and serviced apartments are often considered a natural progression for investors. A small hotel of say 20 letting rooms is likely to cost about £4 million, ...


    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... For the first time, the global natural and built-asset design and consultancy firm Arcadis has developed a report on the economic value created by all the buildings and infrastructure assets within ... capital and natural resource rents, we find that advanced economies tend to have a generally higher proportion of GDP linked to wages and salaries. Investors in built assets and other forms ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Building owners need to pay attention to Hong Kong’s long-term energy plans

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:36pm by ROBERT ALLENDER

    ... continuing to be generated in Hong Kong, burning natural gas piped from Turkmenistan and other sources. In fact, the location of generation is the major difference between the two options. They are similar in the proportion of natural gas, nuclear and coal to be used. They are also very similar on matters of safety, reliability and affordability. They are even not that different in terms ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Arbitration for land lease modification isn’t a simple matter

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:32pm by DAVID FAULKNER

    ... to arbitration. Given the nature of the lease modification process, there will normally have been several rounds of negotiation before the parties will reach a stage where arbitration will appear ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Swire Properties' swoop for Kowloon Bay site a good sign for CBD2

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by PAUL HART

    ... The mature nature of the office market on Hong Kong Island means market players are setting their sights across the harbour. Swire Properties' participation in the Kowloon East market ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Let a chief operating officer get above the politics to administer Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... operating model is the most efficient and effective in terms of the management and maintenance of the urban fabric and built environment. So often issues of a management nature seem to become highly ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Taiwan insurance giants eye overseas property investments

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by JOSEPH LIN

    ... certainly be described as "steady" and a long way from the more volatile nature of certain other Asian markets. And for an industry such as insurance, "steady" is clearly good. ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Where location fails, try property management

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by GERRY KIPLING

    ... control is the other key weapon in property owners' arsenal, and the No1 focus is driving greater operational efficiencies for their buildings. Far from the bean-counting nature ...




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