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Bringing Coworking Concepts and Other Office Concepts to Japan

Delegates at ULI Japan’s recent Spring Conference, held in Tokyo, heard from a number of landlords operating a number of different models for office occupation about how their operations worked and their thoughts on the future.

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  • In Brief: Global Prime Office Rents Rise 1.9 Percent Year-over-Year

    June 26, 2017

    Central Hong Kong and London’s West End topped the latest list of prime office occupancy costs, according to CBRE Research’s latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report. “The global top ten list reflects the ongoing strength of global gateway cities in attracting and maintaining a successful occupier base,” said Richard Barkham, global chief economist at CBRE.

  • Industrial REITs Post Soft Performance Despite Surging Demand

    May 22, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Office REITs Face Oversupply in Key Markets, Shift to Secondary Markets Elsewhere

    May 15, 2017

    As job growth in the professional services sector has increased substantially over the past several years, office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have benefited from strong leasing fundamentals. However, more office construction and oversupply concentrated in major metro areas such as New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., continue to concern those in the market. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Amazon and the Evolution of a Downtown Corporate Campus

    May 12, 2017

    Three of the primary participants in the creation of Amazon’s headquarters in downtown Seattle came together during the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting for a discussion of the long history.

  • Weyerhaueser, GE Make the Move to Downtown Headquarters Sites

    May 10, 2017

    Some of America’s largest and oldest industrial powerhouses are moving their headquarters locations from bucolic suburban office parks to vibrant downtown neighborhoods, positioning themselves for growth in the digital age. Two such relocations—Weyerhauser and General Electric—were discussed at the ULI Spring Meeting in Seattle.

  • In Brief: Strong Rent Growth in European Prime Office

    May 1, 2017

    Hong Kong remained the world’s highest-priced office market last year, according to CBRE Group’s latest survey. Four of the top five fastest-growing markets for prime office rent were in Europe, with Stockholm, Berlin, and Dublin joining Belfast on the list.

  • Drawing Employers to Tap Boston’s Well-Educated Talent Pool

    April 24, 2017

    In a survey released in January by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, Boston ranked third in desirability by foreign investors among U.S. cities (behind New York and Los Angeles). ULI Boston/New England recently hosted a program in which panelists discussed the thought processes of the leadership of the companies and investors who are wagering heavily on the continued success of the region.

  • T3 Office in Minneapolis Is Another Step Forward for Timber Construction

    April 20, 2017

    Hines is widely known for building glass-and-steel skyscrapers. So, it would seem that the developer is going a bit against the grain in its latest endeavor with a boutique office property in Minneapolis made largely of wood.

  • Riding a Tech Boom in Seattle’s South Lake Union

    April 3, 2017

    Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook are just a few of the tech giants snapping up space.

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