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Research Report: China - Corporate Real Estate Trends 2015
The practice of corporate real estate in China has matured quickly in tandem with China's domestic development and integration in the global economy.
With this context in mind, we are delighted to present the China edition of JLL's biennial Corporate Real Estate Trends report, a data-driven exploration of the current state and future direction of the corporate real estate (CRE) profession specific to companies operating in China.
White Paper: Mind The Data Gap
From leveraging data to manage traffic flow in Asia to monitoring workplace productivity in the US, both public sector and private organizations increasingly rely on
analytical tools to generate data-driven insights that enable better decisions and improve internal operations. Analytics initiatives often focus on technology to support data collection, storage, processing, and access. However,
business intelligence, data warehousing, and big data, while
essential, are simply a means to an end. The real value of data and analytics derives from the insights it yields.
JLL has been tracking China’s rapid urbanisation for a decade. In the three years since we last reported on these markets, the landscape has changed as China moves from fast, investment-fuelled growth to a more sustainable model of higher-value, consumption-based growth – the 'new normal'. Quality of life, cultural assets and environmental considerations are coming to the fore as cities compete for talent and businesses. Real estate will play an important enabling role in improving the liveability and sustainability of China's cities as the urbanisation process continues.?
Report: 2014 Global Sustainability Report
This report covers JLL's services and operations across three geographic business segments: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific. It also covers the global activities of LaSalle Investment Management. LaSalle has published detailed information on their sustainability approach and performance on their website.
Report: The Big Eight for UK Real Estate
Our world is changing at a rapid pace. Trends which we are already
experiencing today will gain much greater momentum in the next 15-20 years. For
businesses, governments and other organisations that take a long-term view to
investment and planning, unpicking existing and potential trends is becoming
increasingly imperative. With technological innovation, climate change, resource
constraints and changing demographics spelling disruption or even revolution
across a range of sectors, this is about more than risk management. It is about
innovating ahead of anticipated changes and adapting your organisation so that
it is at least resilient, and at best thriving, in the long-term.
Report: Where in the World? Manufacturing Index 2015
Deciding where to locate manufacturing facilities is a longterm decision that businesses
often live with for 20-40 years,
so getting the location right
While countries from Asia Pacific (APAC) still dominate the top half of our Index, highlighting the importance of the region as a global manufacturing powerhouse, there remains some underlying volatility. Rising labour and operational Costs in China, the world’s largest manufacturer in terms of output are adding to the attractiveness of lower Cost regions with Malaysia, Indonesia
and Vietnam all ranking strongly as a result, the latter topping our Growth Index.
Report: US Industrial Investor Survey Spring 2015
Investors indicate that the U.S. industrial market will continue to
remain strong throughout the remainder of 2015 and into 2016,
consistent with the continued growth of industrial and economic
fundamentals. The year 2015 is expected to be the strongest year for the U.S. economy since at least 2005. Real gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to increase at a 3.3 percent rate,
roughly 50 percent faster than the 2.2 percent average since the
recovery began in mid-2009. The drivers of growth are consumer
spending, business investment and, to a lesser extent, housing.
Additionally, declining oil prices are a net positive for the economy, boosting the income available for discretionary
purchases and reducing costs in a wide range of industries.
Report: Mind the Gaps
Millennials overwhelmingly believe
that business needs a reset in terms of paying as much attention to people and purpose as it does products and profit. Seventy-five percent of Millennials believe businesses are too fixated on their own agendas and not focused enough on helping to improve society.
Deloitte’s fourth global Millennial survey asked tomorrow’s leaders, what they think of
leadership today, how businesses operate and impact wider society, and which individual characteristics define effective leaders. The survey uncovered several noteworthy gaps: between the ambitions of young professionals in emerging markets and developed markets; and between Millennial men’s and women’s
attitudes and aspirations toward business and leadership; and between Millennials making the
most and the least use of social media.
Report: Digital Disruption in Commercial Real Estate
Rapid advances in technology are poised to disrupt many of the sectors that anchor Canada’s economy. The impact will be felt across the country, yet many Canadian businesses aren’t ready for it – including the real estate industry.
Today, digital disruption is all-pervasive, with technology integrated into our everyday lives. Digital innovation is changing economies and markets, reinventing the way business is done in all industries across the globe. The level of technology advancement organizations are facing today is akin to the industrial revolution of the early 1900s – and it’s accelerating our businesses and operating models. No industry is untouched. Some have been impacted immediately, and others, such as real estate, are just now feeling the profound influence of the digital transformation that has been taking place over the past two decades.
Report: Chinese investment in U.S. real estate
According to the 2014 Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) survey, more than two-thirds of respondents consider the United States the most stable
and secure real estate investment destination. Going forward, 68 percent of respondents plan to increase their portfolio size in the United States. Chinese investors have been riding the U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) wave, perhaps motivated by the gradual shift in the Chinese
government’s policy to promote outbound investments and their preference for investing in real estate that provides comparatively modest and stable returns. From January 2005 to March 2014, Chinese investors made direct
acquisitions of $8.5 billion in U.S. CRE. Of this, $5.8 billion
has been invested in the 15-month period, January 2013 through March 2014. Consequently, China has emerged as the second-largest foreign investor, after Canada, with an eight percent share of the total cross-border investments in
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