commercial property

This is what the new face of retailing looks like

Matthew  Coleman

‘Experiential retailing’ means different things to different people. Traditional retailers view it as the solution to the online threat. Shoppers see it as improving the face of shopping centres, offsetting the decline of department stores with innovative new speciality outlets and entertainment options. As for commercial property investors, well, we’ll... Show More

What the rise of co-working means for commercial property

Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Over the past decade, the use of space in office buildings took a collaborative turn, with activity-based working helping corporates decrease their space requirements by up to 20%. Now, co-working is the latest and rapidly growing workplace trend that will change the way we work – and invest. Head of... Show More

Why the new ethical investing is blossoming

Corrine Ng

Whether you’ve heard of it or not, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing is already big business. Bank of America claims it has doubled in the past few decades1 and the US$1.3tn Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan intends to more than triple its portfolio allocation to ESG investments from... Show More

The next big thing for property trusts

Patrick O'Reilly

Technology has disrupted many industries but commercial property isn’t one of them. Buildings are still buildings, and the predictability of the rents is the source of the stable, reliable returns property trust investors demand. Disruption is, however, creating an opportunity with all the attractions of traditional commercial property plus richer... Show More