Nicholas Brooke

Nicholas Brooke

Nicholas Brooke is chairman of Professional Property Services

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Concrete Analysis | Departure from ‘highest bid wins’ tender means Central harbourfront reclamation project can really meet its potential

The government’s new ‘two-envelope’ bidding process for a prime parcel of reclamation land means design quality will be as important as price, giving Hong Kong a golden opportunity to create something special, writes Nicholas Brooke

The government’s new ‘two-envelope’ bidding process for a prime parcel of reclamation land means design quality will be as important as price, giving Hong Kong a golden opportunity to create something special, writes Nicholas Brooke

14 Apr 2020 - 7:52PM
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.

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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.

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
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.

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
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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.

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
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.

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
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.

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