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Friday, May 25, 2018

Could microgrids change how real estate sources energy? | JLL Real Views

Could microgrids change how real estate sources energy? | JLL Real Views: These localized, small-scale power grids operate independently from the main electrical network and are increasingly being used to boost the amount of power in remote areas or act as a back-up for mission critical buildings like hospitals and data centers. They are able to integrate various sources of decentralized energy – most notably renewable energy.

Chinese buyers pump luxe property bubble in Phnom Penh, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Chinese buyers pump luxe property bubble in Phnom Penh, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES: GUO Qirui, 30, says it's a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country where the Chinese retail executive has lived in for nearly half a decade.

Mr Guo now lives on Diamond Island, also known as Koh Pich, a neighbourhood in the city where five condominium projects are underway or have been built. The majority of the homes, sales agents and residents say, are sold to absent Chinese landlords.

Guest opinion: The real estate industry's journey into LGBTQ diversity - San Francisco Business Times

Guest opinion: The real estate industry's journey into LGBTQ diversity - San Francisco Business Times: Recently there was a cover article in the San Francisco Business Times entitled “Real Estate’s Diversity Problem. (April 27 issue)” Being an out and about member of the LGBTQ community, I was asked to be a part of the story and was proud to participate.

As part of my job, I connect with the press often to discuss what’s going on in the various markets we track – commercial real estate in particular — as well as the overarching economic drivers of our region. This particular article, however, was much more personal.