Nicholas Brooke

Nicholas Brooke

Nicholas Brooke is chairman of Professional Property Services

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Concrete Analysis | Brace for Lego-style buildings with a 50-year life-cycle and other changes in the future of cities

Buildings capable of being dismantled and a new mindset among landlords towards the sharing economy are part of the changes that lie ahead, writes Nicholas Brooke.

7 May 2019 - 7:18PM

Buildings capable of being dismantled and a new mindset among landlords towards the sharing economy are part of the changes that lie ahead, writes Nicholas Brooke.

Brace for Lego-style buildings with a 50-year life-cycle and other changes in the future of cities
Concrete Analysis | Shortage of land in Hong Kong? Not if what there is already were utilised smartly

Columnist Nicholas Brooke argues that land is underutilised, such as military land, brownfield/storage sites and agricultural land held by private developers

9 Oct 2018 - 7:28PM

Columnist Nicholas Brooke argues that land is underutilised, such as military land, brownfield/storage sites and agricultural land held by private developers

Shortage of land in Hong Kong? Not if what there is already were utilised smartly
Concrete Analysis | To realise Hong Kong’s harbourfront potential, bureaus must rid the silo mentality

The city’s previous leader and current chief executive, who both showed policy support for the creation of an authority, have stepped back when it came to implementation

3 Jul 2018 - 5:26PM

The city’s previous leader and current chief executive, who both showed policy support for the creation of an authority, have stepped back when it came to implementation

To realise Hong Kong’s harbourfront potential, bureaus must rid the silo mentality
Concrete Analysis | How much longer does Hong Kong have to wait for an integrated housing strategy?

The chief executive promised in the lead up to her election both leadership and brave decisions, and housing is precisely the area in which Hongkongers expect action and initiatives

22 May 2018 - 5:28PM

The chief executive promised in the lead up to her election both leadership and brave decisions, and housing is precisely the area in which Hongkongers expect action and initiatives

How much longer does Hong Kong have to wait for an integrated housing strategy?
Taking stock: how the Hong Kong government can deliver more affordable housing
Optimising Hong Kong’s development
Hong Kong’s housing conundrum – affordable to whom?
HK needs to look beyond the financial returns from real estate development
Radical rethink needed to find solutions for HK’s housing woes
Innovative solutions needed for HK’s land, housing woes
Crowded populace looks to new Santa for living space gift
Retrofitting Hong Kong is all about reinforcing strengths and tackling future challenges
Flexibility in design, planning and construction holds key to Fourth Industrial Revolution
Housing is just one facet of Hong Kong’s liveable city agenda
Improving quality of life and Hong Kong’s liveable city agenda
How we can conserve what's left of Hong Kong's built heritage

The government recently sought community views on the conservation of Hong Kong's built heritage with the aim of establishing its importance and saving what little is left.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:21AM

The government recently sought community views on the conservation of Hong Kong's built heritage with the aim of establishing its importance and saving what little is left.

How we can conserve what's left of Hong Kong's built heritage
Concrete Analysis | Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

As we are now two years into Leung Chun-ying's administration, we can take stock of what has been achieved in the city's property market.

2 Jul 2014 - 4:49AM

As we are now two years into Leung Chun-ying's administration, we can take stock of what has been achieved in the city's property market.

Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals
Clear plan needed to address land supply and housing issues
Hong Kong takes welcome step to a sustainable future

The release of the Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources by the Environment Bureau outlining policy proposals for the next 10 years is a welcome step in Hong Kong's becoming a more sustainable city.

12 Jun 2013 - 4:07AM

The release of the Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources by the Environment Bureau outlining policy proposals for the next 10 years is a welcome step in Hong Kong's becoming a more sustainable city.

Hong Kong takes welcome step to a sustainable future
Foreign buyers still find premium on Hong Kong property worth paying

It was interesting to listen to external views on Hong Kong as an investment destination or as a base from which to invest in the region, since there is a risk that in the absence of these exchanges we become so enmeshed in immediate issues that we are in danger of forgetting the bigger picture.

21 Aug 2013 - 3:10AM

It was interesting to listen to external views on Hong Kong as an investment destination or as a base from which to invest in the region, since there is a risk that in the absence of these exchanges we become so enmeshed in immediate issues that we are in danger of forgetting the bigger picture.

Foreign buyers still find premium on Hong Kong property worth paying
Let a chief operating officer get above the politics to administer Hong Kong

As we contemplate the future strategic direction of Hong Kong, a recurring area of debate is whether the city's current operating model is the most efficient and effective in terms of the management and maintenance of the urban fabric and built environment.

2 Oct 2013 - 5:28AM

As we contemplate the future strategic direction of Hong Kong, a recurring area of debate is whether the city's current operating model is the most efficient and effective in terms of the management and maintenance of the urban fabric and built environment.

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