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PROPTECH 3.0: Changing the face of property
 BY Aaron Ting, President, Fourth Industrial Revolution Structural Transformation Faced with stagnating property values, developers, investors and industry stakeholders are turning to property technology (proptech) in ever-increasing numbers to differentiate their portfolios. In fact, global investment into real estate tech startups in the first half of 2019, at US$12.9... Read more
S’pore adding luxury hotel, entertainment, MICE space
LAS VEGAS SANDS, S’PORE GOVT AGREE TO EXPAND MARINA BAY SANDS IR BY Zoe Phoon Las Vegas Sands recently announced a bold expansion plan for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore which will see the integrated resort (IR) add significant new tourism offerings to the property. The company has entered... Read more
McD thinks about the planet
PART OF ITS SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE, McDONALD’S GREEN MOVE IN SETIA ALAM PAYS DIVIDENDS BY Zoe Phoon McDonald’s Malaysia’s first full fledge drive-thru restaurant in Setia Alam with sustainable features have enabled operational savings for the quick service chain. According to McDonald’s Malaysia managing director and local operating partner Azmir... Read more
Cyberview, MRT Corp sign pact for Cyberjaya City Centre devt
MUTUAL AGREEMENT SEALED FOR CO-EXISTENCE OF TOD BY Zoe Phoon Cyberjaya’s tech hub enabler Cyberview Sdn Bhd and Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) have signed a mutual agreement to enable the construction of a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya (SSP) Line... Read more
More than just a place to shop
HOW IKEA-ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTRES EMBRACE INDUSTRY AND ECONOMIC CHANGES TO STAY SUCCESSFUL BY Zoe Phoon Shopping centres of today need to meet contemporary shoppers’ desires. Those days of shopping in the pre-internet era are gone. Shopping centres now need to keep up with the trends and technologies and find... Read more
Introducing the first property cashback platform in Malaysia
PROPREBATE.COM IS A PLATFORM THAT CONNECTS CONVENIENCE AND CASHBACK BENEFITS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS After a long hiatus on the sidelines of rapid innovation, the property industry is finally taking large strides to fit into a modernised and digitalised world. One company that is clearly riding this wave is Pepite Technology... Read more
Technology driving the future of property management
TECH DISRUPTION TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT MIPPM CONFERENCE THIS YEAR The Malaysian Institute of Professional Property Managers (MIPPM) recently held their second annual conference entitled “PropTech: Driving the future of Property Management 2017”, which was held at [email protected] in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. As the theme of the event... Read more
A retrofit option that cuts costs and saves lives
NEW SUPER CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS BY Zoe Phoon Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new seismic resistant concrete called eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC). This technology will see its first real life application in the next few months as part of the... Read more
New ‘work, play, invest’ environs sprouting worldwide
HOW SMART CITIES AND LIVING LABS STACK UP BY Zoe Phoon (Note to reader: The following article is a follow up to an earlier story entitled Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model) The wave of creativity and innovation to transform urban areas and improve quality of life has... Read more
Whither the Asia Pacific office market?
ADAPT TO STAY RELEVANT, CHANGE OR BE CHANGED BY Zoe Phoon The 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Capital Markets Forum held in Singapore recently drew 40 leading executives from the world of real estate capital markets and investing where they brainstormed topical issues facing the industry. According to a report... Read more