International investors are targeting Japan’s ‘living’ sectors, driven by demographics and changing lifestyles
What is real estate’s role in realising the Smart Cities promise
"Building suitable and sustainable accommodation for growing populations is becoming one of the biggest urban challenges facing Europe’s big cities. London, for example, is expected to grow by 8.8 percent to 9.5 million by 2026 and Berlin to grow from 3.5 million to 4 million by ...Missing"
The private equity real estate sector has posted its strongest fundraising figures since the GFC
Self-storage facilities are called “trunk rooms” in Japan. This type of asset is starting to draw attention from investors. Self-storage facilities can be expected to be used for relatively long periods of time, but the most attractive . . .
As smart technology advances, it’s changing the way that office buildings operate.
Funding to coliving has increased by more than 210 percent annually as rising housing costs in cities fuel the trend
Investor strategies continue to evolve, as emerging opportunities are starting to gain more traction and capital under management becomes more concentrated. Scalability remains a key focus, as does overcoming the challenges associated with sourcing product. Transaction activity suggests there has been a lot more focus around increasing deal sizes, targeting portfolios and undertaking indirect positions or M&A deals...
Japan is gearing up to display its resurgent tech prowess
Across the world, mega-regions are increasingly becoming the economic powerhouses.
Are cities prepared for sustainable travel and tourism growth? Destination 2030 assesses this question, benchmarking the travel and tourism ‘readiness’ of 50 global gateway cities.
How the rise of the shared economy is propelling a new way of living, and the impacts on the real estate market.
Buildings can be securitized through privately offered funds which promise maximum returns to investors. Owners of these buildings have started to put more energy into tenant services by bearing the costs themselves. It proves that the importance of tenant services has been acknowledged by the office building industry at large.
Big-box coworking spaces, enhanced shared spaces such as lounges inside downtown A-grade office buildings, are highly convenient, and are now opening up one after another. It can be said that flexible spaces have become essential infrastructure for A-grade offices.
There are more and more companies working on workplace reform as part of “work style reform,” but developing “hard” facilities will be in vain unless theyareactually put to use. The key is to develop strategies for sharing the essenceand purposes of a workplace with the people who work there.
You may be familiar with construction management in the context of a development project. Now, construction managers are needed by property management companies that manage existing buildings.
India’s central bank last week moved to bolster a slowing economy with its third key interest rate cut of the year, a decision that should give a boost to the country’s residential property markets.
Tighter lending conditions in APAC are attracting a flurry of alternative sources of debt capital to real estate in the Island State
Blackstone Group's purchase of a US$18.7 billion industrial portfolio shows e-commerce continues to boost the sector
JLL identifies the world’s most dynamic cities, based on a range of socio-economic and commercial real estate indicators.
Space is sparse, costs are high, and finding a suitable place to live has become a real challenge. One solution, in short, is to go small. Micro apartments have cropped up in dense cities across the globe.
Urban living gets a makeover as affordability shrinks, the sharing economy expands
As part of a suite of Offices 2020 reports on six Asia Pacific cities, this cross-city report seeks to answer: "Where next for Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo?"
Green buildings are a key part of the solution to battle climate change. A building is classified as green if it meets certain defined criteria such as energy sustainability, water efficiency and environmental protection.
Shopping centers—a symbol of the localeconomy—are startingto struggle. There are vacant spaces in the buildings, and they are a mere shadow of what once used to be the busy “No. 1 place to shop in the area.”
Real GDP registered 2.1% in 1Q19 q-o-q (SAAR). Domestic demand was positive due to stronger public investment, despite a slowdown in private consumption and fixed investment. Exports slowed significantly on the back of the slowdown in overseas economies.
In 1Q19, Japanese commercial real estate transactions fell by 17% from the same period last year, but were up 32% from the fourth quarter of 2018 to 1,207 billion yen.
China’s shift from an export-led economy to one focused on domestic consumption and the explosive adoption of e-commerce are driving new logistics investment opportunities.
At the Monetary Policy Meeting, the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan decided to clear up its policy stance about continuing with monetary easing.
Heard the buzz about logistics in Asia Pacific but don’t know how to get in the game? You’re not alone., Industry 4.0 is all about intelligent production, which is delivering scale, customization, and efficiency for industrial owners.
New supply totalled 653,000 sqm in 1Q19, increasing total stock by 6% q-o-q and 22% y-o-y. Completions included ESR Ichikawa Distribution Center (GFA 225,000 sqm) in the Bay area and Logifront Koshigaya I (GFA 67,000 sqm) in the Inland area. The total supply of this quarter has been the largest since JLL started tracking it.
Department stores sales have decreased for the third consecutive months to February albeit at a slower pace, in part reflecting the impacts of China’s tighter restrictions on duty free goods since January. Meanwhile, growth for select luxury brands have been posting healthy sales at direct operating stores in 4Q18 and 2018 (8-20%) supported by both tourism and domestic consumption.
Cities with the highest percentage of university graduates are increasingly on the radar of companies and investors.
As the coworking trend continues to gather pace, restaurants and pubs in cities around the world are now formally opening up their space for start-ups and freelancers.