Using local & US statistics, the CBRE research on build-to-rent development shows it can stack up on vacancy, diversification, cashflow, rental growth, yield & total returns.
The annual Auckland Facilities Integrate expo for facilities & property management and systems integration will focus more on climate change & energy management this year.
While a few spokespeople pushed in the last fortnight for Reserve Bank restrictions on home loans to be eased, in the vain hope of maintaining overall sales in a declining market, Bank of NZ chief economist Tony Alexander took a different course.
Published 26 April 2007 International design & professional services firm Ove Arup began explaining in mid-2005 how different the Shanghai project it was entering would be: “We are working as a strategic partner with Shanghai Industrial Investment Corp (SIIC) on the integrated masterplanning for the world’s first sustainable city. “At three-quarters the size of Manhattan […]
Published 29 April 2007 Late in 2005 & early in 2006, stories appeared about plans to create a green city on Chongming Island â€“ a hard-to-reach “suburb” of Shanghai with a major habitat for migratory birds in its eastern marshes. I was highly sceptical about Chinese plans to turn this island into a repository for […]
Published 17 January 2007 House framing gets done in the factory these days, and warehouse walls are slabs very likely made offsite. We’re progressing. But try this for innovation: wall panels assembled at the factory, complete with wires & pipes. Wired magazine runs the story on this house, Plug+Play Construction, plus 6 other […]