The demand for real estate is dependent on the health of the main economy, which in turn can be affected by the financial markets. The recent crisis in the U.S. sub prime and credit markets has raised the question: To what extent will the IMF's forecast of slower economic growth for 2008 affect Asia’s real estate markets?
Foreign direct investment places China third after the United States and the United Kingdom. This report examines the best practices that international investors need to understand in selecting and building operations in China, as well as what location decisions improve a company’s ability to attract talented Chinese employees, efficiently serve major population regions and reduce the cost of setting up and running manufacturing and service operations.
Will Beijing suffer the fate of past host cities or will the Games add to the momentum of this fast-growing city? Many say it is inevitable that the city will suffer an economic slowdown at best and a crash at worst, that is, that the investment required to keep the momentum strong is unsustainable and that all cities crash after hosting an Olympics. But will this hold true for Beijing?
With business costs in Shanghai soaring, international companies are searching for alternative locations for their corporate facilities. Jiaxing, a city less than 100 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, might be the answer. In the last 100 years, the city has been quietly making a name for itself by transforming itself into a regional center of industrial activity.
Multi-national companies around the world continue to take strategic advantage of highly skilled but low-cost workers in developing countries to reduce labor costs. China and India have dominated the offshoring market – India in business processes and China in manufacturing – but other developing countries are starting to gain a foothold in the market. This briefing examines the risks of global offshoring and the aspects companies looking to export jobs need to consider when making location decisions.
Does it really make a difference where in the world you choose to locate a new operations center, research facility or headquarters? Increasingly, knowledge workers expect companies to locate close to where they want to work and live. More than ever, as this briefing reveals, your company’s success relies on analyzing and anticipating the complex location choices of the knowledge workers your company needs. Organizations that don’t pay attention will fall back in the race.
This briefing explains how a major pandemic could affect your employees and your business. Adopting simple, preventative measures at the corporate and property levels now can significantly soften the impact of such a crisis on commercial properties, tenants, owners and managers.
Main Streets Across the World 2006 provides an analysis of retail rental and property trends around the world, covering 47 countries and 234 locations.
Globally, the year to June to 2006 was very positive for retail property investors, with rents rising or at worst remaining stable in 97% of the markets we montitored. Read the full story.