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How Modular Construction is Changing Commercial Real Estate
Regions 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 Warehouses
Converted 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...
Why Developers Are Eyeing the Airspace Above City Transport Networks
As cities around the world consider how to house their rapidly growing populations, modern building methods are helping them to make better use of underutilized airspace above existing transport infrastructure
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
Design for Life: Rethinking the Office to Promote Activity
Office life has traditionally been sedentary, but as more companies and their employees prioritise healthier lifestyles, workplaces are finding new ways to get people moving
An Entrepreneur’s Journey
What 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 Hotels
Boutique 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 London Building That Sets the Standard for Innovative Conversions
'It really is something else – an inventive, clever building, with so much pioneering design that has influenced what we employ knowingly and unknowingly in modern architecture', for Nikhil Dhumma, Interior Design Lead at Tetris, the ...
Hotels Websites Losing Traffic Due to Bad Design, Expert Says
Hoteliers could convert more website visitors to customers by offering cleaner web designs and embracing mobile browsing, according to a hotel data expert speaking at the ITB in Berlin
OYO China CFO: We’ll Have Clear Models for Hotel Operation and Profitability
When OYO Hotels opened its first property in China in November 2017, no one could have imagined that the Indian startup could sign more than 5,500 franchised hotels that have a total of 250,000 rooms in a short period of time
The Top Mobile Trends in Travel Decision Making
Exclusive 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 Leasing
As 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...
How to Ensure 'Customer Success' Isn't Just Another Overused Term
You’ve heard it, you’ve used it, the catchy, trendy term 'Customer Success', type it into Google and you’ll receive about a billion hits; We’re also seeing customer-facing job titles specific to Customer Success, how...
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...
Why Retailers Are Opening Stores That Don’t Sell Anything
At the South Coast Plaza mall in Orange County, California, French luxury retailer Van Cleef & Arpels has created a series of installations designed to evoke a 'dream-like landscape'
Viewpoint: Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE
Over 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 Sweat
Singapore’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
Why the Best Ideas Fit on the Back of a Napkin, According to Richard Branson
After twenty years of studying persuasion, I’m convinced the best pitch should fit on the back of a napkin and here’s why
In the Age of AI, Emotion Still Matters
Even 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
Is the Travel Startup Support Ecosystem Producing Innovation or ROI?
Phocuswright has tracked the launch of more than 80 travel-focused accelerators, incubators, early-stage investors and entrepreneur support programs in the last 5-7 years, not to mention dozens of pitch competitions, hackathons and conferen...
How Europe’s Cities Are Overhauling Their Docklands
Across 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 Experience
An 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 Festive Store Windows Are Still Prime Real Estate
Shopping during the holiday season has changed dramatically in the last decade, with retailers transforming their business models to cater to the shift online
Why Europe Should Follow the Dutch Focus on Data
As 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...
How Europe’s Cities Are Embracing Flexible Space
For growing numbers of employees across Europe’s big cities, heading into the office no longer entails sitting at the same desk, next to the same colleagues each day
Badly Collected Data: The Mistake That Costs Companies Millions
Companies scrambling to learn more about their employees’ work habits – and how to provide the most efficient spaces – have led to a boom in proptech, an industry buzzword for everything from using augmented reality to des...
China’s Malls Boost Their Fashion Credentials
China’s shopping malls are rolling out fashion incubators, a move aimed at attracting style-conscious consumers and warding off the challenge of e-commerce
Six Ways Big Data Will Revamp Supply Chains
As 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
From Furniture to Food: How is Retail Faring in the Digital Age?
As the rise of online shopping reshapes the vast retail landscape, some product categories are faring better than others in the rapidly evolving digital age
How Color and Psychology Work Together in Hotel Design
We 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...
Why Would a Casino Need a Revenue Management System?
A year after Lebron James departed Cleveland for the bright lights of Los Angeles, some thought his former team, the Cavaliers, still had the pieces to make a run at the playoffs
What Does Dubai’s Growing Digital Economy Mean for Real Estate?
Dubai is looking to a digital future as it moves beyond its traditional reliance on trade, tourism and real estate in its growth strategy and the UAE city has recently announced several changes aimed at nurturing innovation, including the ...
How Building Design is Better Adapting to Local Climes
The need for jackets and shawls in the office is an all-too-common complaint for employees living in sunny sub-tropical climates, fortunately nowadays, environmentally-sustainable architecture is on the case
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