CRE Review - February 2016
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CRE Review - February 2016

February 2016

The Sharing Economy and Corporate Real Estate: As the “shared economy” — one that is based on collaboratively leveraging underused assets — begins to take root, corporate real estate executives should be prepared for dramatic changes in the way space is viewed, acquired and used, according to a new report from CoreNet Global. Read the full article >>>  

US Macro Forecast – February 2016: Yet again a new year started off with significant market turbulence. We’ve seen first quarter dips in economic activity for the last several years, and none of them have amounted to anything more than a temporary blip. For 2016, worries about China and oil prices caused stock markets around the world to stumble, leaving the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both nearly 9% lower at the end of January 2016 than they were late last year. Login and read the full report here >>>

The Rise of Smart Cities in China: China has proved to have a powerful engine that has driven rapid infrastructure growth across the country over the past two decades in projects ranging from high-speed rail and airports to office towers and shopping malls. So, it is no surprise that China also is moving onto the high-tech super highway with ambitious plans to develop a fleet of “smart cities.” Login and read the full report here >>>     

Brazil Pushes Green Building Forward: Green building and sustainability have emerged as a priority in Brazil over the past decade. The country has made strides in advancing sustainable building practices across a myriad of property types. Yet Brazil is still in the early stages of strengthening the green building movement, and has significant environmental challenges to overcome. Login and read the full report here >>>