Prosperous European Real Estate Market Leads to Growth for Alternative Assets

Low interest rates imposed by the European Central Bank have made the European real estate market surge in foreign investments in recent years. The artificially low rates deem stocks risky and bonds expensive, nudging people to real estate investments instead. Additionally, momentum on real estate prices has occurred amidst quelled concerns regarding a rise in Read More…

U.S. Economy enters ninth year of expansion

On Friday, July 28th the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy expanded in the second quarter at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 2.6%. This is just 0.1 % below economic forecasts, indicating steady growth. Second-quarter growth in GDP accelerated compared to a 1.2% pace reported in the first quarter. Some of the factors contributing Read More…

Q2 Report: United States Office Space

In the United States, economic markets have continued on the up and up with the S&P reaching new highs, continued low interest rates, and large volumes of real estate being transacted. Office space in particular has been of unique interest to investors. The new construction of office spaces is altering the landscape, with more floor Read More…

The U.K. Economy Reacts to General Election result, Strong Leadership ”Needed”

The British economy and businesses are showing signs of weakness, urging politicians to react. The recent election, resulting in no overall majority, prompted businesses to demand that the “economy” be of upmost importance when making policy decisions, with some interests even calling for the delay of Brexit negotiations. “The new administration needs to deliver policies Read More…

Keith Knutsson considers a “Smarter” Workplace

“With constant advancements in technology, particularly sensor information technology, we are seeing vast amounts of data produced at a rapid pace. A building becomes ‘smart’ when you use data to make strategic decisions around efficiency, quality, and productivity. Physical spaces are the second-largest corporate cost but still less than 45% utilized. There are a few Read More…