Singapore Forum Explores Investment Prospects of China and South Asia

As investors worldwide try to assess the depth and duration of China’s economic slowdown, more than 200 real estate industry leaders focused on the prospects for ongoing investment in emerging markets at a forum sponsored by ULI and the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Real Estate Studies….
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The Urban Land Institute in Collaboration with The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies Presents “Future Developments & Prospects for Asian Real Estate Markets”

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific and The National University of Singapore’s Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) will present a half-day forum about future development in Asian Real Estate Markets, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore. The forum will focus on tackling issues relating to development, policy risk and real estate investments across Asian markets with a particular focus on the Chinese and South Asian property markets….
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Message from Chief Representative of ULI Mainland China

I first joined ULI as a member about eight years ago when I ran into a ULI booth at a real estate conference and discovered many wonderful ULI books on various topics related to real estate development. Yes, I joined primarily to take advantage of a steep discount for new members on books published by ULI, but since then, I have been involved in ULI’s activities in mainland China as a volunteer, helping ULI organize various activities here over the years. …
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ULI Senior Resident Fellow and Former Mayor of Pittsburgh Who Revitalised US Steel City Has Vision for Sydney

Among the weekday migrations of workers and joggers, it is what Tom Murphy could not see in Martin Place that awoke him to its potential. ”I would say if you had some restaurants with tables spilling out, you would create more life,” said the three-term mayor of Pittsburgh, who transformed the rust-belt city into “America’s most liveable city”….
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Eclectic Place Making at Singapore’s Keppel Bay

The redevelopment of Singapore’s historic Keppel Bay is gaining momentum with the March delivery of Phase II in a five-phase harbor development, Reflections at Keppel Bay, a residential condominium project. The development seeks to transform an industrial site through the appeal of its waterfront location, retail and entertainment uses, and novel design by international architect Daniel Libeskind. Keppel Bay, a natural deep-water harbor, was in continuous use as Singapore’s primary shipyard and harbor until 2000….
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Japanese Investors Warily Watch Europe

Panelists at the July 7 ULI Japan Summer Conference in Tokyo couldn’t help but be reminded of the deleveraging of Japan in the mid-1990s as they discussed the current E.U. economic crisis. But most expressed cautious hope that Europe might turn around more quickly than did Japan, which is only now emerging from the financial shadows….
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