Author: Yong Shu-Chiang
Yong Shu-Chiang is an editor, a writer, and a consultant based in Singapore. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin and has written for the Austin Business Journal, The Straits Times, The Business Times, The Peak, Today, and CNET Asia.
Articles by Yong Shu-Chiang
- The Art of Placemaking: Exploring the Role of Public Art in Singapore
Published on March 29, 2021 in Planning & Design
Many landlords in Singapore are recognizing their role in placemaking and helping to meld space, art, and people to imbue the built environment with culture and heritage, said panelists at a roundtable discussion at the 2021 ULI Singapore Annual Conference, held both virtually and in person in early March.
- Digital Fractionalization Gaining Momentum, Bringing New Investors to Real Estate
Published on March 18, 2021 in Asia Pacific
Technology is paving the way for a segment of investors, many of whom are “digital natives,” to explore real estate as an additional part of their investment portfolio and participate financially in the real estate sector like never before, said panelists speaking at the 2021 ULI Singapore Annual Conference, held both virtually and in person in early March.
- With International Travel Restricted, Campaigns to Boost Domestic Tourism Have Helped Hospitality Stay Afloat in Asia
Published on November 24, 2020 in Asia Pacific
ULI MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: After the lockdown phase of late winter and early spring of 2020, global recovery in the hospitality sector has been showing signs of plateauing in recent months. But some segments of the market are faring better than others across Australia, China, and Japan, said a hospitality expert speaking at the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, a ULI full member event held virtually in November.
- Rise of Cloud Kitchens: Roughly Half of Delivered Food in Singapore Coming from Virtual Food Prep Hubs
Published on November 23, 2020 in Economy, Market & Trends
ULI MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: Well-prepared food of practically any cuisine you can imagine, delivered to you with the help of busy drones and robots. In the not-too-distant future, this could be an everyday reality for people in cities all over the world, said a speaker at the the ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium.
- Asia’s Fashion Outlets Pivot to Omnichannel, Focusing on Customer Service
Published on November 16, 2020 in Asia Pacific
ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: At the 2020 ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, an international retail CEO shared her experience of engaging with customers, both offline and online, during the COVID-19 pandemic and how working with understanding landlords has helped create win/win outcomes.
- Singapore’s Newest University Plans for the Future of Learning
Published on June 08, 2020 in Asia Pacific
The Punggol Digital District, set to launch in 2023, will form a fresh nexus between higher education and industrial innovation, with its two anchor institutions being the Singapore Institute of Technology and a new business park developed by JTC Corporation, an industrial property developer and manager.
- Repurposing Flexible Spaces Helping Singapore Developers Recover
Published on May 28, 2020 in Asia Pacific
Panelists at this year’s ULI Singapore Conference, held virtually for the first time, discussed the challenges they face as developers with recent workplace disruptions, how to allow for working remotely while catering to the needs of stakeholders, and the lasting impact the pandemic will have on commercial real estate as a whole.
- With Reduced Revenues, All Options on the Table as Asia’s Hospitality Industry Pivots
Published on May 22, 2020 in Asia Pacific
At the 2020 ULI Singapore Conference, which was held virtually, panelists discussed how hotels have started to offer takeout and delivery to nonguests, in addition to working with the local government to house those under quarantine orders.
- Investor Perspective from Singapore: Transactions Down while Logistics and Data Centers in Demand
Published on May 13, 2020 in Asia Pacific
Real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region has been on a downward trend since 2019, and market uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation, said speakers at a recent ULI Singapore event held virtually.