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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Boost Your Law Firm’s Efficiency by Rightsizing Your Office Space

Rightsizing your workplace to its optimal size can increase your company’s productivity, reduce costs, and improve return on investment.  Legal work and culture are rapidly changing, and to keep up with those changes, law firms are making improvements to their office spaces. Many are “rightsizing” their office space to boost efficiency, and some are reinventing […]

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Going for the right Building Certification

In the recent past we have witnessed an increase in awareness about the environmental impact of construction activities, prompting realtors to be more conscious of the materials and methods used during construction. Sustainability and the impact of built environment, as well as the health of its occupants are being a given serious consideration. Thus, building […]

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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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Retail Rebooted – Evolution of Shopping Mall Technology

Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall. – Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer prize nominee Quite like what has been said, technology has brought forth a change in culture and blunted the rich traditional aspects of how shopping should […]

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Spelling out the Union Budget 2016-17

~By Mr. Shrinivas Rao, CEO-Asia Pacific, Vestian~ The Union Budget struck a fine balance between being “populist and reformist”. From a real estate sector standpoint, almost all segments—from housing to investments in SEZs and retail are expected to benefit from the proposed bill.  From an expectation of the industry vis-a-vis the budget announcement, here are […]

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Guidance value to be revised

Bengaluru, get ready for this year’s property revision which is most likely going to see an average rise of 10% and may even go up to 200% in some areas. According to Shrinivas Rao, CEO,Asia Pacific, vestian Global Services, bangaluru’s commercial market has been extremely good this year and if the figure is any indicating, […]

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