Sustainability & E-commerce

Given the rising popularity of e-commerce and the change in the buying pattern of the customer with e-commerce accounting for a larger chunk of purchases worldwide, it is only fair that we look at the sustainability of the industry. Packaging and shipping or logistics are two areas of concern where sustainable best practices can go a long way […]

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2020: Expectations for The Road Ahead

The year 2019 proved to be a rather staid roller coaster ride for the real estate industry, with its share of ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ devoid of the convulsive stir that the industry had witnessed during the period 2016-2018. This, perhaps, is a sign that the industry is gradually inching towards normalcy and the dust created […]

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Mixed-Use Redevelopment Opportunities – A Gold Mine?

Buildings, like any other product, have a lifecycle – typically with an effective lifespan of about 60-70 years, which might be lesser for industrial structures. Older properties, such as dilapidated multi-family residential complexes, office spaces, shopping centers, manufacturing plants, etc. tend to stand out like sore spots and run the risk of collapse, creating potential […]

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Flexibility – an important attribute of an innovative workplace.

Technology is many things to many people. While often blamed for breakdown in inter- personal contact, it has the opposite impact in the work sphere. Not only has it broken down geographical barriers, it has allowed for better cohesion amongst a diverse stakeholder group. It has enabled a kind of flexibility and collaboration that has […]

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Three Ways Autonomous Vehicles are Impacting Industrial Real Estate

As companies analyze the future of their businesses, it’s important to consider the impact of autonomous vehicles moving forward. The industrial real estate industry has always been dependent on technology advancements, which bring new and exciting opportunities to the sector. Over the years, the industry has reaped the benefits of virtual walkthroughs, big data and blockchain, […]

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Urban Farming and Commercial Real Estate

Urban farming, a fast-growing trend that can provide a possible solution to future food security and promote a greener lifestyle. The concept is also referred to as urban agriculture and encompasses growing food for urban dwellers within city limits. This includes vertical, terrace and balcony farming as well as optimal use of land by residential […]

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Net Zero Carbon Vs Net Zero Energy

Given the drastic climate change and its cascading effect, UNFCCC’s   Paris Agreement requires all countries to take climate action, to keep global warming well below 2°C by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Construction and operation of a building accounts for nearly 36% of the total global energy used, of which 39% of energy expended is related […]

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Space Differentiators

Space differentiators of yesterday, like grand lobbies, fitness center, outdoor gathering spaces or smart elevators were envisioned to add value to the office spaces. In fact, for a while it did, till the modern worker stopped seeing value in these. Furthermore, if we consider the use of such facilities and compare it with the cost […]

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Coliving in the shared economy

Coliving, perhaps the hottest trend after co-working, is being fueled by the rise in a shared economy. Spearheaded by millennials– students and young professionals alike, the concept means different things to different people. Coliving spaces, are nothing but shared accommodations providing plug-n-play rooms with facilities & amenities such as in-house cooks, wi-fi, laundry services, security […]

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