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Renderings der Siemensstadt 2. 0 in Berlin: Sonnig, mit einer Vielfalt an Gebäuden, Parks und Cafés
Siemensstadt 2.0: creating space for industrial digitalization and living
20. January 2020
With Siemensstadt 2.0, Siemens AG is realizing its vision of new working and living environments on the historic Siemens site in Berlin Spandau.
Modern and cosy Hotel room with three square pictures hanging over a double bed.
What makes conversion so attractive in the current European hotel landscape?
7. January 2020
In a European hotel real estate market characterized by challenge and opportunity, the trend towards conversion represents an increasingly attractive growth space for both developers and hoteliers alike.
Cityscape at night with virtual data network in the sky above
Using environmental data to develop Smart Cities
16. December 2019
Smart city start-up Hawa Dawa uses environmental data to improve the air quality and livability of cities. At EXPO REAL 2019, Head of Sales, Janina Stork, provided insights into the complexity of transforming a traditional city into a smart city.
aerial view of a large building site
Urban Mining – The city is a stockpile of raw materials for the future circular economy
4. December 2019
Although cities cover only 2% of the earth’s surface, they consume 75% of our resources. Gregor Grassl from Drees & Sommer presents a possible solution to this problem: The city as a circular economy.
A white couch with a red blanket, stuck in a slanted position between two walls that are too narrow.
Micro-Living – a trend-setting asset class?
18. November 2019
At the EXPO REAL "Micro-Living: Small Space, Big Trend" roundtable, a panel of experts discussed concepts to develop micro-living as a segment into a sustainable asset class.
The interior of a microapartment with sofa, table and lamp in front of a window to the city.
Microapartments: A modern alternative in the battle against the housing shortage? 
4. November 2019
By 2035, the proportion of one-person households living in Germany could well reach 44%. Microapartments offer a potential solution to meeting the increasing demand for compact homes and have already established themselves as a major housing and investment trend – although they are not without their critics.
visitors at EXPO REAL from above
“Run for the hills” or “keep calm and carry on”?
28. October 2019
For years, investing in real estate was a safe bet. Signs are gradually increasing that the good times could be about to end – a turnaround in interest rates is not out of the question, and country-specific risks cannot be ignored. How are the professionals dealing with this situation?
Beijing's financial district
Asia and Europe: Markets in urban transitions
22. October 2019
Two panels explored the relationship between the Asia/Pacific and Europe/USA regions on EXPO REAL Tuesday and made it clear that both regions are currently facing similar challenges.
Greg Clark, Gesa Ziemer, Astrid Panosyan, Sylvie Gallier Howard, Anni Sinnemäki and Ashok Sridharan at the opening panel of EXPO REAL 2019.
Who is the city for?
14. October 2019
All participants at the opening panel of EXPO REAL 2019 were in complete agreement that cities should be there for all citizens and offer them equal opportunities to participate regardless of origin, status or income – but how?
A glimpse into the shelves at Manufactum in Wien, via Markus Schwitzke GmbH.
Climate change and retail: Why the retail sector cannot ignore sustainability
23. September 2019
Retail stores help to create brand experiences. Admittedly, this realization is not particularly new, but it is more important than ever for the retail and real estate industries to understand and accept.
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