We live in a world of constant flux and innovative disruption brought on by technology and AI that cater and adapt to the demands of the ever changing consumer and market trends. Even our brick and mortar real estate industry is not immune to this disruption. We look at how these trends together with the advent of technology affect the way we live work and play.
With the rapid advancement of digitization and new technologies, how can one adopt technologies to meet the business demands, performance indicators and more? What is the real value of innovations to the RE cycle? How does one discern between a fad and real business case?
From 2017 to the first half of 2018, Singapore experienced one of the hottest enbloc sale fever. The number of large developments that were eyeing for the billion-dollar enbloc sale price tags increased. As the enbloc sale fever grew hotter, the prices of land and residential property increased as well, lending hope for more mega deals.
This presentation introduces several key themes that are important in the planning and making of sustainable high-density communities and highlights a couple of projects that the speaker led in recent years.
Using the experience garnered from the campus project, Felix will share the several lessons learnt from the project, on why professionals today need to be more involved in Pro Bono works and what value this brings to the table for both the professionals and the local community alike. This talk will also cover the challenges and sustainability of Pro Bono work; as well as discuss the rewards associated with such work.
NUS Real Estate organized a Breakfast Roundtable discussion that engaged members of the real estate community in an exchange of views on the topic "The impact of US-China trade tensions and inflation on global real estate markets".
The great thing about the retail market is that it impacts everyone. Almost everyone buys things, whether online, or in malls, or at your local hawker centre. And as a result, everyone has a view on what is going on in the market!
This presentation has explored how technological developments are revolutionising the way we plan and build our cities, our buildings and the underlying shifts towards higher green performance as the only way forward.
As property prices reach elevated levels, which markets stand out? Which sectors are outperforming? To help interpret these market shifts, Real Capital Analytics will discuss some new analytical tools which look in detail at how changing levels of liquidity and transactional activity can possibly be a precursor to changing prices.
This Lecture looks at the role of technology in the real estate industry and its impact on (i) consumers, and (ii) real estate professionals. In relation to this, the case study of a U.S. real estate business entity, Compass, as a disruptor, would also be examined.
This lecture on "Globalising the Real Estate Fund Management Business" explores the new norms that real estate fund managers grapple with and how they react to the waves of change, be it from investor demand, property cycles or the digitisation of real estate.
An executive programme focusing on "Emerging Trends in Asia-Pacific REIT Markets" was rolled out by the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES). Close to 30 real estate and finance industry professionals participated in the 1½ day programme.
How will consumers buy, sell or rent properties in future? What is the government's Real Estate Transformation Map (REITM) all about? What skills do real estate professionals need to be equipped with, to be able to thrive in a disruptive environment? The key question is, "Are you prepared?"
This Lecture on "Shaping of Future Cities" looks into the possibility of what a future city would be like. New trends and factors, including technology, are reshaping our future cities. This requires our future city planners, architects and policy-makers to explore alternative / provocative concepts as well as implementation policies and processes for such cities of the future.
Given the differing regulatory, legal and operating environments in various geographical markets, appropriate real estate funding strategies and structures are crucial to the success of real estate investments and in achieving the targeted returns.
This seminar seeks to provide an overview of Corp Real Estate and how it operates in the business world and in major companies such as Unilever, from an end to end delivery standpoint beginning with Real Estate strategy formulation and execution, to construction project management (PM), and ending with daily facilities (FM) operations.
The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE) jointly organized a Forum on 25th January, 2018. The forum looks at "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and their impact on China's economic growth".
Three professors from NUS Business School (NUS Business) and NUS Design and Environment have written a first-ever fictional account of Singaporeans and their economic behaviours that integrates data from financial and real estate research. Launched at The POD at the National Library Building on 19 December, Kiasunomics - Stories of Singaporean Economic Behaviours (Kiasunomics) follows the life of Teng, a Singaporean taxi driver from birth to adulthood.
Theme: There's No Place like Home: Local Asset Concentration, Information Asymmetries and Commercial Real Estate Returns
Outstanding Referee 2017
Assoc. Prof. Sing Tien Foo, Director of the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies, was awarded 'Outstanding Referee 2017'. The Award was presented by the editors of Real Estate Economics, a renowned journal in the field of Real Estate and Urban Economics, at the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) Presidential Luncheon at Philadelphia on 6 January 2018.
2017 Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium jointly organized by University of Cambridge, University of Florida and National University of Singapore (NUS). The Symposium will be held on September 22-23, 2017 in Singapore.
Population ageing is a global phenomenon in which the most sustainable form leverages on community-centric support for elderly residents in the neighbourhood. The three aspects of environment, health and social are active components integral to successful community ageing-in-place. This Greater Good Series event presents the key issues pertaining to our environment that promote active ageing in Singapore.
The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) Global Logistic Properties (GLP) Research Centre, in collaboration with the NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute and the Office of Finance of Suzhou City Government, organized a Suzhou International Finance Forum on 21st Nov 2016.
In conjunction with the Fortune Times REITs Pinnacle Award 2016, the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) assisted in co-organizing a Forum on "The Future of REITs: Challenges and Opportunities Faced by REITs in Asia ex-Japan" on the 18th of Nov 2016 at the Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa.
The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) jointly organized a Thought-Leadership Roundtable on 6 October 2016, Singapore. This Thought-Leadership event was the first in a series of an annual IRES-ULI Roundtable. This event provides a fitting platform for C-suite executives and leading academics to congregate and share, debate and dissect present-day issues as well as emerging challenges over the horizon.
MND Medallion Award
Congratulations! Professor Heng Chye Kiang, Lum Chang Professor in SDE, receives a MND Medallion for Distinguished Service from Minister Lawrence Wong in recognition and appreciation of his valuable contributions as Board Member of Building and Construction Authority.
MND Medallion Award
Congratulations! Assoc. Prof Yu Shi Ming receives a MND Medallion for Distinguished Service from Minister Lawrence Wong in recognition and appreciation of his valuable contributions as Chairman of Examination and Professional Development Committee and Member of the Council for Estate Agencies.
Full Professor in the Department of Real Estate
Congratulations to Assoc. Prof Joseph Ooi who has been promoted to Full Professor in recognition of his significant contributions in education, research and service in the field of real estate and beyond.
Secretary of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)
Congratulations to IRES Deputy Director A/Prof Sing Tien Foo on his appointment as the Secretary of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES).
Dr. Seek Ngee Huat, Chairman of IRES and Chairman of GLP (winner of Best Managed Board - Singapore Corporate Awards), says corporate governance is about setting a framework for managers to work within.
The conference took place in San Francisco between 3-5 January 2016 and Dr Cristian Badarinza’s session was a joint session by the American Finance Association (AFA) and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA).
IRES Director Prof Deng Yongheng was invited to ISAS' 10th International Conference on Politics and Economics of Land in South Asia. The event was held over 2 days (29-30 Oct 2015) at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore.
The NUS team led by A/P Tu Yong & Prof Deng Yongheng and the SSTEC team led by Ms Wang Ying, have worked together to produce an initial report on the performance of green office buildings in Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.