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Forge expands real estate visitor management solution to Ireland

IPUT, Ireland’s largest owner of office buildings, launches Forge Bluepoint at four sites. Bristol-based company Forge is expanding into Ireland with four new commercial real estate sites launching cloud-based visitor management solution, Forge Bluepoint, this week. The buildings are part ...

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Investment in smart buildings moves up the agenda

New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers has revealed that investment in smart building technologies is finally moving up the agenda, as they realise its ability to create efficiencies in commercial real estate, bringing costs down, increasing tenant ...

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BIM:SAM – A Revolutionary Way To Optimise And Future-Proof Your Buildings In A Digital Age

     Strategic asset management within the BIM environment; bringing all the information you need into one building model. EVORA EDGE, the technical engineering division of leading independent sustainability consultancy EVORA, has recently launched BIM:SAM, a new approach to building ...

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Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ agree to merger

A definitive agreement to merge has been reached between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. Once completed it will see the combined organisation become one of the largest global real estate services companies. Operating under the Cushman & Wakefield brand, the ...

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CBRE grows its property services capacity across Europe

CBRE Group, the international commercial real estate services and investment firm, is further increasing its presence in Europe by committing to buy another property and facilities management firm Valteq Gesellschaft mbH and its subsidiaries (Valteq). CBRE has only recently (December 2013) closed a ...

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Managed properties switch off globally for WWF’s Earth Hour 2013

Considered the largest environmental event in history, Earth Hour 2013 took place from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in a symbolic and unified call for action to reduce the impact of climate change. Hundreds of millions of people located ...

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Houston building janitors strike over ‘poverty’ inducing pay offer

The Houston janitors' unfair labour practices strike spread to eight cities across the United States yesterday. Janitors, who are members of SEIU Local 1, which represents more than 150,000 janitors in the United States, fanned out across the country to establish picket lines against their janitorial contractors in Washington, Minneapolis, Seattle, Boston, San Ramon and Oakland.

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Report shows mixed fortunes for London commercial property market

Figures released by Capita Symonds' Real Estate division show mixed fortunes for the central London markets. Investment turnover was up 21% against the first quarter and development starts saw a marked increase in the first half contrasted against overall occupier take-up which was down 21% on the previous quarter.

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Location remains the dominant driver on European office real estate decisions

Location will remain the most important factor when investors and occupiers make decisions about office space, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Offices 2020 research, but quality is gaining ground.

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Grade A office space availability diminishes

Tenant demand for office space from professional and financial services occupiers is showing signs of growth across UK regional cities, according to CBRE, the international commercial real estate services firm. Despite the UK's return to recession in the first half of the year, CBRE's Regional Offices Marketview reveals that this improvement is due to a diminishing supply of available prime space, as well as a significant number of occupiers facing lease expiration in 2014/2015, and who are now beginning to consider alternative office accommodation as a result.

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