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Shophouses in the spotlight again

The recent property cooling measures in Singapore has once again diverted the spotlight from the private residential market to the shophouse market. Shophouse clusters can be classified into two main submarkets. Most CBD shophouses are in historic districts…

Prudent approach to land sales

Although the residential market has been the star performer since the beginning of the year – before the latest property cooling measures were introduced – the Government saw no immediate need to inject additional residential supply through its…

Gamification – a game changer in improving workplace safety

MOM announced recently that they are going to step up enforcement efforts at worksites following several work site fatalities this year. This brings to focus the increasing importance of health and safety standards, not just at worksites but…

Carbon tax in Singapore – What does it mean for you?

The Paris Agreement in 2015 sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. As one of the 195 countries that adopted…

Building a Smart FM World through Technology Solutions

In Feb 2018, the Singapore Government launched its Real Estate ITM, with specific focus on facilities management and property transaction services. It has two broad thrusts: (a) Embrace innovation and leverage technology and (b) Strengthen professionalism and upskill…

Keeping workplace safety at the heart of business

The theme for 2018’s National WSH campaign in Singapore is “Prevent all injuries. Go home safe and healthy”. Running from Apr to July 2018, this year’s campaign aims to drive home the importance of taking preventive action to…

Proactive oil price monitoring for more competitive electricity rates

Energy expense forms a large part of the cost of running a business in Singapore. With the recent recovery in oil commodity prices, as well as the introduction of new regulatory charges by EMA, it is increasingly important…

Is the Data Center the next best investment asset class?

With more than 2.5 exabytes – that is, 2.5 billion GB – of data generated each day worldwide in the form of emails, documents, presentations, images, videos and voice recordings, data centers are increasingly becoming a necessity in…

C&W services Singapore wins best facility management service provider of the year and innovation excellence awards

C&W Services Singapore has confirmed its position as the industry leader in facility management after being named Best Facility Management (FM) Service Provider of the Year for the second year running, at the recent Singapore Facility Management (FM)…

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in real estate

Long tipped as a revolutionary technology of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already begun to reshape the way work is carried out in commercial real estate: chat bots are changing the way real estate services are delivered;…

What’s next for Singapore’s retail scene?

URA’s retail rental index for the first quarter of this year is into its ninth quarter of consecutive decline. Islandwide vacancy stock reached 5 million sqft or 7.7%, which is equivalent to the size of about five VivoCities…

Singapore’s real estate market – the evolution continues

Singapore, like many other prime city locations in the APAC region, faces challenges such as traffic jams, over-crowding, and an increasing rise in the cost of living expenses. With rapid economic growth comes what underpins it all –…

How to achieve savings on your energy bill

Cost reduction is a challenge for any organisation. Without the right strategy and solutions in place, it can be difficult to see where savings can be made. A major cost focus area for most organisations is energy consumption…

What Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative means for facility managers of the future

Picture yourself in Punggol New Town sometime in the near future. Most vehicles on the road harness clean energy and are fully automated, such as a driverless pod that you can take to get around Singapore’s first “Enterprise…

The evolution of Singapore’s real estate industry

Recently ST ran a commentary on how Singapore transformed itself from a third world to a first world country within a span of over 50 years, and attributed the real estate industry as having played a pivotal role…

Preparing Singapore for a sustainable future

Last week, the Singapore government announced the appointment of Master Developers as the country’s new planning concept with the introduction of Punggol New Town. With the launch of this new planning concept, master developers will also be able…

Three ways technology is transforming real estate

Technology continues to be one of the main driving forces behind changes in the real estate industry. From drones and machine learning used in land inspection, to digital transformation in the form of automated transportation records, technology is…

The rise of co-working in Singapore’s CBD

Co-working spaces around Singapore’s CBD have seen a healthy take-up, as the local property market softens and business demand for flexible work areas rises. An average of 2 million sqft of office space is expected to be completed…

FinTech: Boon or Bane?

Financial technology firms – also known as “fintechs” – are using technology and innovation to disrupt traditional ways in which banks and financial institutions conduct business and provide customer services. With supportive government policies in Singapore, along with…

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