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In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better
In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office...

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air
The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air

"What will it take to encourage much more widespread reliance on working at home for at least part of each week?" asked Frank Schiff, the chief economist of the US Committee for Economic Development, in The Washington Post in 1979...

By Andrew Wallace 22 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

GLOBAL

Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100
Knight Frank launches 2020 Wealth Report revealing PIRI 100

Knight Frank has released its 2020 Wealth Report revealing the results of its Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100)...

5 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index
CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index

Across the 27 cities in the Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, capital values in 2020 are forecast to grow by 1.8% on average...

5 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution
Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution

Co-working spaces have been growing in all the world's major cities for 15 years. But what makes them so popular?

By Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay 31 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Drones for real estate: What you need to know
Drones for real estate: What you need to know

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

By Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 14 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Diesel's most expensive t-shirts come with a condo in Miami
Diesel's most expensive t-shirts come with a condo in Miami

Clothing brand Diesel and real estate group Bel-Invest have unveiled the first residential Diesel Wynwood building, situated in Miami, Florida...

9 Dec 2019

MADAGASCAR

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures
How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Stony Creek Marketplace, Noblesville, State of Indiana, USA
Emira invests in fourth US shopping centre

JSE-listed REIT Emira Property Fund announced recently investment in its fourth shopping centre in the US...

9 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors
The future of shopping malls and what it means for property investors

The decline of malls in the US has caused concern among real estate investors and raises the question of what this might mean for shopping centres in the UK and Europe...

By Hugo Machin 5 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era
Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings...

15 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world
Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool...

23 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

An emerging model for emerging markets: Crowdfunded real estate
An emerging model for emerging markets: Crowdfunded real estate

For global-minded investors, the economic growth of emerging markets commands attention. The property markets in particular of a number of developing countries are demonstrating highly impressive growth.

By Nivin Xavier 20 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Zillow online real estate company buys Trulia
Zillow online real estate company buys Trulia

WASHINGTON, USA:Online real estate website Zillow announced it is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5bn stock deal that merges the two main firms in the sector.

29 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Google's Nest Labs buys Dropcam for $555m
Google's Nest Labs buys Dropcam for $555m

WASHINGTON, US Google's Nest Labs said that it was buying video monitoring start-up Dropcam for a reported $555 million in cash.

23 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

Mobile driving up US online retail sales
Mobile driving up US online retail sales

WASHINGTON, USA: US online retail sales are expected to grow to US$294bn this year, with nearly one-third of the total expenditure coming from mobile devices, according to Forrester Research.

13 May 2014

UNITED STATES

Four mistakes to avoid when buying property overseas
Four mistakes to avoid when buying property overseas

There comes a point when many of those who love to travel - especially those who travel frequently to the same beloved spot - begin to daydream about carving out a little piece of paradise for their very own.

By Einat Mazafi 26 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple 'space-ship' campus plan cleared for 'lift-off'
Apple 'space-ship' campus plan cleared for 'lift-off'

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple's plan to build a verdant new campus crowned with a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters was cleared for 'lift-off' Tuesday, 15 October.

17 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds
Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.

21 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Lights, camera, action from AT&T
Lights, camera, action from AT&T

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: American company AT&T has launched software that allows customers to use smartphones or tablets to activate alarm systems, switch on lights, open doors for guests or adjust the temperature inside the home.

30 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World expands global footprint
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World expands global footprint

CHICAGO, US: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global brokerage services network of 500+ real estate firms with 140 000 associates worldwide, has added 27 new firms with nearly 60 offices and 2000 associates this year in the US and nine countries abroad.

21 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

Luxury Portfolio International releases latest magazine
Luxury Portfolio International releases latest magazine

CHICAGO, US: The fall edition of the Luxury Portfolio International Magazine is now available on newsstands and is also being offered online. The publication, produced biannually by the real estate network Luxury Portfolio International, focuses on spectacular homes and trends in luxury living.

20 Sep 2012

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