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How Modular Construction is Changing Commercial Real EstateRegions across the US faced their snowiest, coldest and warmest February in history this year, with volatile weather disrupting the flow of life across the country and prefabricated building has doubled in size over the last five years, but... Corporates Join Start-Ups in Converted WarehousesConverted warehouses and former industrial precincts just outside major cities have long provided inventive office space and environs for plucky tech starts-ups and creative agencies, but increasingly a new, more buttoned-up neighbour has b... The Tragedy of Notre Dame de Paris, What Would Jesus Do? The tragedy of Notre Dame de Paris is nothing anyone is about to forget, just like I remember gasping when I saw the Towers of the World Trade Center collapse, I could not help doing the same when the 'flèche' of Notre Dame fell An Entrepreneur’s JourneyWhat makes a successful entrepreneur? For CEO of planitswiss and imavox Group its all about putting customers first and handling them better than the market Can Mixed-Use Neighbourhoods Revitalise UK City Centres?Once a trip to the city centre was all about shopping but as e-commerce continues to grow and retailers reassess their use of space, city centres are offering a more diverse mix of amenities that better cater for modern urban lifestyles Evolving Workstyles Favor Boutique HotelsBoutique hotels appear well positioned to capitalize not just on renewed interest in small group meetings, but mobile workers’ endless quest for a cool place to work The Top Mobile Trends in Travel Decision MakingExclusive Feature: Digital tools and resources have launched the travel experience leagues forward; specifically, mobile use has given individuals more control and choice as they embark on their journeys How Tech is Taking Over London Office LeasingAs London’s tech sector continues to grow both in size and prominence, it’s increasingly rivalling the capital’s long established financial services sector when it comes to employing top talent and leasing quality office s... The Evolution Of Private Clubs The desire to be with and around other people is an innate human characteristic and in evolutionary terms, humans quickly worked out that strength in numbers equalled survival, and this need to seek connections and to form bonds with others... Viewpoint: Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAEOver 10 years have passed since I assumed the position of prime minister and vice-president of the UAE: In those 10 years we have launched a number of plans and strategies, led a number of reforms of our government, developed systems to tra... How Singapore’s Malls Are Working Up A SweatSingapore’s Orchard Road has been synonymous with shopping for decades, but lately shoppers are swapping sales for sweat sessions in gyms that are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of the landscape In the Age of AI, Emotion Still MattersEven though 80% of businesses already use or plan to use chatbots by 2020, over half of consumers believe the future should entail a combination of human and automated interactions How Europe’s Cities Are Overhauling Their DocklandsAcross Europe, major port cities are redeveloping former docks areas to create vibrant spaces for 21st century living and working: Rising demand for housing and offices, coupled with a growing focus on mixed-use destinations, are encouragin... How Hotels Are Using Apps to Enhance the Guest ExperienceAn app can help a hotel enhance the guest experience: it’s a way to increase self-service and saving time – which guests interpret as deeper, better service, App makers agree - a customer is communicating their loyalty if they d... Why The Shard Stands Out On London’s Skyline'To me, The Shard was an innovative take on the modern glass skyscraper and it brought a new edge to London’s skyline', and for Lauren Gwinnett, who works in business development at JLL subsidiary Tétris, The Shard is more than... Why Europe Should Follow the Dutch Focus on DataAs European countries compete for real estate investment, there’s a key differentiator that helps promote their real estate markets as transparent, attractive places to do business: wide-ranging, easily available and reliable property... Six Ways Big Data Will Revamp Supply ChainsAs more data is captured, digested and shared, the way supply chains – and warehouses – are managed is being improved and becoming more efficient when moving and storing stock is the end goal How Color and Psychology Work Together in Hotel DesignWe do more than see color, we feel it, color has a psychological impact and Leatrice Eiseman knows about color: She is the director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, and she’s the executive director for the Pan...