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Johnson commits to Brexit ‘do or die’ by October 31st
15. July 2019
The race to replace the hapless Theresa May as prime minister is down to two candidates – Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. The winner will be known on the 22nd July, and it seems almost certain to be Boris Johnson.
Scrabble letters form the word Brexit on a map of Europe.
Brexit Isn’t the End of the World
17. June 2019
Brexit—not even Shakespeare could have written such a tragedy—or comedy.  On October 31, 2019, at the latest, the United Kingdom really does plan to leave the EU. The results of the European elections provided a glimmer of hope that it might remain.
Made from glass, metal, concrete, synthetics, wood, and natural rock, just like a typical logistics building: The Logix Award.
The Logix Award 2019 – submit your entry by April 10!
18. March 2019
The 4th Logix Award ist open for applications! It honors logistics properties that have strong ecological, urban planning, and social credentials.
Empty churches can be transformed into something new – libraries, museums or apartments. Photo: dvoevnore / Shutterstock
Living in Churches and Offices – City Revitalisation through creative Repurposing
18. February 2019
Under the motto “Dio non abita qui?” (Doesn’t God live here anymore?), delegates from 36 countries recently looked into the problem of disused and soon-to-be disused churches at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Nobody knows exactly how many houses of worship have already been abandoned – in Germany, around 500 Catholic churches have been deconsecrated in the past 20 years according to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Climate change is changing the environmental awareness of society – and thus the future of real estate. Photo: Rawpixel / Shutterstock
3 totally new areas real estate will have to get its head around
21. January 2019
In order to keep up with technology and societal change, real estate as an industry will have to get its head around some totally new disciplines. Here are three new areas to think about.
Architecture will be made accessible for all during Munich's Long Night of Architecture. On January 18, 50 buildings will be hosting thousands of visitors – among them the Showpalast München. Photo: © Showpalast München
Architecture Made Accessible: Munich’s Long Night of Architecture
7. January 2019
Architecture will be made accessible for all during Munich's Long Night of Architecture. On January 18, 50 buildings will be hosting visitors, with some of them, such as the city library Monacensia in Bogenhausen or the Steelcase Innovation Center, making their debut.
Junior staff is rare in construction. Can ConTechs help the industry? Photo: JP Wallet / Shutterstock.
Is ConTech the new PropTech?
1. October 2018
Now that PropTechs have arrived in the real estate industry, are ConTechs the “next big thing”? In view of the lack of skilled personnel, the employment situation on construction sites could get tight unless we have smart support – and this time around, the real estate industry should not abandon the field to others.
The focus of EM-Power is renewable energy production and efficient energy usage.
Storing Instead of Feeding In – Smart Energy Supply for Buildings
7. June 2018
According to the latest United Nations statistics, 55% of the world’s population live in cities; by 2050 this share is expected to go up to 68%. This means that cities have a key role to play in the energy transition. Renewable energy sources, efficient technology, and digitalization produce a wide range of solutions. Decentralized energy generation seems to offer particularly great opportunities.
Regarding cyber security, the real estate industry faces big challenges. Photo: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.
Transitioning to Digital, But Doing It Safely
4. June 2018
New business models, network processes – the digitalization of the real estate industry is gaining momentum, but is enough thought being given to data security? This is an area where many companies need a real culture change, one that starts at the top.
Will high-rise residential buildings soon come to Germany? Photo: Serghei Starus / Shutterstock.
High-Rise Residential Buildings – Somewhere Between Metropolis, Blade Runner and Star Wars
28. May 2018
Anyone who has ever lived in New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Sao Paulo or Hong Kong, very probably, i.e. in nine out of ten cases, lived in a high-rise building. A sign of things to come here in Germany as well? A guest contribution by Thomas Beyerle of Catella Research.
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