SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google that is working with the city of Toronto in revitalizing 750 acres along the city’s Eastern Waterfront, made headlines this year. Controversy arose when questions surrounding data collection, privacy, and who owns the information collected in public began surfacing on the project, Sidewalk Toronto (Scola, 2018). This caused… Continue Reading SMART CITIES: TORONTO’S GOOGLE-INFUSED DISTRICT AND LESSONS FROM SONGDO, KOREA

“Wicked” Problems and Real Estate Development

Real estate development occurring in the public domain often must grapple with the complicated perspectives of a variety of stakeholders. Practitioners must therefore be adept at addressing divergent values and priorities prudently and delivering results while simultaneously managing expectations. This article will examine one such recent scenario in the capital city of India. Indeed, over… Continue Reading “Wicked” Problems and Real Estate Development

Qatar Looks to Take Lead in US Real Estate Investments by Gulf Wealth Funds (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 4 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. While much of the news coming out of Qatar over the last few years has been its recent battle with its neighbors in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who established… Continue Reading Qatar Looks to Take Lead in US Real Estate Investments by Gulf Wealth Funds (6 mins)

The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

India’s economy is poised to leapfrog from its current seventh-place position to the third-largest economy in the world by 2027 with US$6 trillion gross domestic product according to a recent Morgan Stanley research paper. India’s e-commerce market has reached US$33 billion registering a 19.1 percent growth rate in 2016-2017, as per the recently-published Economic Survey 2018 by… Continue Reading The Indian Warehousing Revolution (4 mins)

Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 3 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. As the United States takes more of an “America First” approach towards foreign policy, China is looking to step in to the potential void left by the US as the dominant world… Continue Reading Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Grand Mosque Expansion Highlights Growth of Saudi Arabian Tourism Industry (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 2 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. Saudi Arabian crown prince Muhammad bin Salman is currently on a tour of the West meeting with leaders from France, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is his first solo… Continue Reading Grand Mosque Expansion Highlights Growth of Saudi Arabian Tourism Industry (6 mins)

Dharavi: When a Slum becomes a Goldmine (6 mins)

Mumbai is India’s financial and commercial capital, home to over 18.5 million people packed into just over 233 square miles (603 square kilometers).[1]  India has seen incredible growth in its GDP since the economic reforms of 1991, with economic growth often above 9% annually over the past 27 years.[2]  Because of this massive growth, Mumbai… Continue Reading Dharavi: When a Slum becomes a Goldmine (6 mins)

Anti-Corruption Campaign Could Affect Saudi Arabia Mega-Projects (5 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 1 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. Last October the newly appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, announced the development of Neom, a new mega-city along the Red Sea that would cover an area of over… Continue Reading Anti-Corruption Campaign Could Affect Saudi Arabia Mega-Projects (5 mins)