Power of Workplace

GURVEEN KHURANA, SENIOR ANALYST, A&T SERVICES, CBRE | APR 20, 2017

The workplace as a key driver and motivator at work has become increasingly important as work-life integration takes on more significance. Real estate costs are a liability for firms, but more are waking up to the idea that they need to think about the actual physical space that they provide to their employees to return every single day to perform and excel. It is not just the giants in the technology field that recognise they have to add more diversity to their workspace. Many other organisations recognize that something needs to change, but are bound by difficult choices that are opaque and difficult to make with very real and very high stakes and costs involved. (Read full opinion piece on Gurveen Khurana's LinkedIn)

RETAIL + INDUSTRIAL = THE NEW RETAIL

DENNIS YEO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, A&T SERVICES, CBRE ASIA | APR 20, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago in 2012 that Jack Ma (King of Online Retail) and Wang Jianlin (King of Traditional Retail) almost made the landmark historical RMB 100 million bet on China’s national TV in the heat of an intense debate. (Read full opinion piece on Dennis Yeo's LinkedIn)

Industry 4.0 – Time to Re-think the relevance of today’s factor

DENNIS YEO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, A&T SERVICES, SINGAPORE & SEA | APR 11, 2017

Like the Starship Enterprise, it will boldly take us to strange new worlds where no one has gone before. A new frontier awaits, where robots take over the menial and hazardous roles once performed by humans, freeing mankind to enjoy the very thing we do best – Create and make the world a better place! (Read full opinion piece on Dennis Yeo's LinkedIn)

Everything's not Lost

DESMOND SIM, HEAD OF RESEARCH, SINGAPORE & SEA | DEC 20, 2016

Singapore's shopping scene continued to be challenged this yea, as a soft economic environment and tough labour market conditions dissauded people from purchase. (Read full opinion piece on Desmond Sim's LinkedIn)​​​​

Retail in Transit​

LETTY LEE, DIRECTOR, RETAIL SERVICES | DEC 9, 2016​

It's been a challenging year for retail as both landlords and retailers grapple with an economy that's restructuring. Retail is in a flux, but some positive trends point to retail players turning risk to opportunity. (Read full opinion piece on Letty Lee's LinkedIn)​​​​​

Hotel Roadmap Singapore - Some Thoughts

ROBERT MCINTOSH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CBRE HOTELS | NOV 25 2016​

The Singapore government's recent launch of a roadmap to transform the hotel industry is a welcome move. It appears to address some of the key challenges facing Singapore including a muted global economy and growing competition from disruptors like AirBnb. (Read full opinion piece on Robert McIntosh's LinkedIn)​​​​

Virtual Reality - A shot in the arm for Retail Malls?

LETTY LEE, DIRECTOR, RETAIL SERVICES | NOV 17, 2016​

Shop at Macy's in New York, then to Australia's Freedom Foods from the comfort of your home. Sounds impossible? In fact thats what half a million people did during the launch of Alibaba's Buy+ VR platform. (Read full opinion piece on Letty Lee's LinkedIn)​​​​