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    September

  • 09-24-20

    Lessons from Asia: Five Takeaways on the Return to the Urban Office

    Office workers across the Asia Pacific region are returning to the office at varying paces, taking into consideration government directives and company policies. Though the permanent impact of remote working remains to be seen, landlords will need to innovate and adapt to a changed environment, said participants in ULI Asia Pacific’s latest FutuRE of Cities and Communities webinar.

  • 09-24-20

    Analyst: Shifts in Consumer Demand Related to Pandemic Could Have Lasting Affects

    ULI MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: The tendency to isolate yourself from the outside world by sheltering at home could be an enduring effect of the coronavirus pandemic, Miki Tsusaka, managing director and senior partner in the Tokyo office of Boston Consulting Group, said in early September at ULI Asia Pacific’s REImagine conference.

  • 09-23-20

    Bulking Up on New-Economy Assets: Data Centers and Logistics Facilities in Vogue with Asia’s Investors

    Global growth in e-commerce spurred by the coronavirus pandemic is boosting investor interest in a “new economy” asset class dominated by data centers and logistics facilities, speakers said in early September at a session during the ULI Asia Pacific REImagine conference.

  • 09-21-20

    HSBC Economist Sees Stronger Outlook for China through 2022

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Every major global economy except Mainland China will see a decline in growth this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Janet Henry, chief global economist at HSBC, as part of the ULI’s REImagine event.

  • 09-21-20

    Maintaining the Elements of Fun, Health, and Safety in Urban Design

    As urban spaces grapple with a global pandemic, designers should embrace the notion that safe places need not be clinical spaces, said urban strategist Barrie Barton during a keynote speech in early September at the ULI Asia Pacific REImagine conference, highlighting a hospital and an office tower in the region with nontraditional design touches.

  • 09-14-20

    New World Development Betting Big on China’s Emerging Greater Bay Area

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Hong Kong real estate developer Adrian Cheng is investing heavily in China’s emerging Greater Bay Area, touted as the up-and-coming Silicon Valley and Wall Street of the East. During ULI Asia Pacific’s virtual REimagine conference, Cheng said that his company now controls a land bank of about 290 hectares (nearly 717 acres) in the region.

  • 09-08-20

    Accelerating the Demand for Proptech in the Asia Pacific Region

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: The global COVID-19 pandemic promises to accelerate the adoption of property technology (proptech), which sits at the intersection of the roughly $230 trillion global property sector and the nearly $3.4 trillion global technology sector, speakers said in early September during the virtual ULI Asia Pacific REimagine conference.

  • 09-03-20

    13 Developments Selected as Winners of the 2020 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

    Thirteen outstanding real estate development projects have been selected as winners of the 2020 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence. The winners, each of which demonstrates a comprehensive level of quality and a forward-looking approach to development and design, include four projects in China, two in Hong Kong SAR, two in Australia, two in Singapore, and one each in India, Japan, and New Zealand.

  • August

  • 08-20-20

    Creating Community Connections and Preserving the Past in Evolving Cities

    Themes of identity, governmental responsibility, and local empowerment in cities were discussed by a small group of experts during a May 20 webinar hosted by ULI Asia Pacific. While the discussion leaders each offered their own talking points, all agreed that governance and design play crucial roles in the establishment of a modern community.  

  • 08-03-20

    How China’s Real Estate Industry Will Continue to Evolve Post-Pandemic

    Industry experts from around the world convened both online and in person at the 2020 ULI China Mainland Summer Meeting in July. While many speakers were bullish overall, opinions were mixed on traditional office and retail as the economy recovers from the global pandemic.