World Views

Insurtech products gain market in Hong Kong

REMI Network

Asia-Pacific provides climate for insurtech

Smart technology and climate volatility underpin emergent property insurance products and the growing demand for them in the Asia-Pacific region.
Canadian researchers among 25 global Green Talents

REMI Network

Canadian researchers among global Green Talents

Germany’s federal Ministry of Education and Research has named 25 Green Talents for 2020, chosen from an international field of scholars in the early stages of careers in sustainability sciences.
Virtual World Tax Summit will emanate from Montreal, Oct 13-15

REMI Network

Virtual World Tax Summit to emanate from Montreal

More than 100 speakers will participate in the sixth annual conference, bringing together multi-sectoral perspectives on international tax competition and cooperation.
diverse expertise

REMI Network

Industry resource promotes diverse expertise

Developers of the European database, Women Talk Real Estate, are exploring demand for a similar resource to leverage insight from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) professionals.
plastic waste glut attributed to China's ban on imports

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Plastic waste glut could fuel innovation

A new report projects the market for polymer recycling could reach USD $162 billion by 2030, but investment will be required to improve sorting and reduce contamination.
Passive House hospital

REMI Network

World’s first Passive House hospital closer to certification

Klinikum Frankfurt Höchs, projected for completion in 2021, is on track to being the first Passive House hospital on the globe.
U.S. Department of Energy continues to delay required updates of energy efficiency standards

REMI Network

U.S. energy efficiency standards languishing

Potential litigants filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue, urging U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to move forward with reviews and/or amendments of standards related to 25 categories of consumer, commercial and industrial products.
Construction firm pays settlement to workers subjected to severe sexual harassment

Construction Business

Severe sexual harassment found on NYC jobsites

A construction firm in New York City will pay a USD $1.5 million settlement and undergo three years of outside monitoring following the State Attorney General’s investigation of sexual harassment complaints.
illegal evictions COVID-19

REMI Network

New York State cracks down on illegal evictions

Rising concerns in New York State over illegal evictions during the lockdown period has prompted the Attorney General to beef up provisions aimed at protecting vulnerable tenants.
fossil-fuel-fired generators tumble offline during global COVID-19 outbreak

REMI Network

Fossil-fuel-fired generators tumble offline

Renewable energy advocates see opportunities to accelerate 2019 trends, when, for the first time ever, low-carbon options surpassed coal as a source of electricity.
Short-term rental providers switch pursue longer term leases as COVID-19 halts travel and globetrotting young professionals

Canadian Apartment Magazine

European landlords pursue longer term leases

Short-term rental housing providers in major European cities are now pursuing local tenants and advertising more mid- and long-term availabilities as a hedge against slumping international travel.
global construction

Construction Business

Global construction output to shrink in 2020

As a result of the severe economic shock caused by COVID-19, global construction output is expected to contract by 1.4 per cent in 2020.
More investors could be considering real estate as a migration portal in the wake of COVID-19

CondoBusiness

Real estate gains allure as migration portal

Henley & Partners has charted a first quarter pickup in investment programs that offer a gateway to residence in Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, and projects a growing appetite for similar opportunities elsewhere in the European Union.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Medium-term rental agreements plunge across EU

The platform typically boasts about 50,000 active listings for rental accommodations, stretching across several European markets that have suffered high rates of COVID-19.
fire and life safety guidance for ad hoc healthcare space

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Code rigour relaxed for ad hoc health care space

The NFPA guidance on alternative compliance options was developed to address four scenarios that have been rapidly arising in the United States.
sliding RevPAR

Canadian Property Management

Hotels brace for steeply sliding RevPAR in Q2

Already, it’s projected that the COVID-19 hit on hotels will be more severe than the combined losses following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and 2008 economic crisis.
U.S. fragrance industry asks for exemptions to COVID-19 related business shutdowns

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Fragrance lobby touts role in COVID-19 response

Advocates have appealed to U.S. government officials for exemptions from any mandated business closures, arguing that the industry provides important support for effective cleaning procedures.