In Pursuit of Experience, Bangkok’s New Approach to Retail

Bangkok has played a major role in the rapid proliferation of luxury malls across Asia, partly because of the city’s appealing blend of rising incomes and relatively affordable land prices. The result has been a boom in upscale malls, culminating in late 2018 with the opening of IconSiam on a prime 20-acre (8 ha) site along the Chao Phraya River. With an investment of US$1.65 billion, IconSiam is the largest mall in Southeast Asia and is among the biggest privately financed projects in Thailand’s history.

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Developers Simply Focused on “What Would Work” in Creating Mission Bay Project, They Tell WLI Session

Three San Francisco developers discuss focusing on “what would work” in order to create the city’s Mission Bay mixed-use development, during the WLI session at the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting

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Housing Industry Finds Unexpected Strength in Certain Products in the Face of COVID-19 and Recession

Despite COVID-19 and the recession, the housing industry is seeing unexpected resilience in certain segments of the market, speakers said at the Housing Trends and Outlook session at the ULI Virtual Fall Meeting.

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Predicting Winners, Losers, and Long-Term Changes from the COVID-19 Experience

Prospects for economic recovery may be slow and uneven over the next couple of years, experts said during a State of the Industry panel at the ULI Virtual Fall Meeting.

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