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Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo are choice spots for legal firms in Asia

Singapore has emerged as one of the top destinations for legal services firms, owing in part to its strong rule of law, as well as excellent human factors. The city state was ranked second – after Hong Kong and ahead of Tokyo - in Colliers International’s Top Locations in Asia: Law study.

Asia Pacific hotel sector 2019: Let the good times roll but headwinds prevail

The growth momentum is expected to spill over into 2019, rising at a pace of circa 4.5% with tourism arrivals in the region reaching record levels. Growth continues to be mainly driven by China and India with the latter set to expand as its Gross Domestic Product per capita improves along with its robust economic growth.

Flexible workspace: Making room for growth

Today’s workforce is highly mobile and a large proportion of them favour a more collaborative and flexible way of work. This trend has contributed to the boom in the flexible workspace sector – comprising serviced offices and coworking spaces - in the last few years. Agility is not just an industry buzzword. Amid a dynamic and uncertain global economic landscape, occupiers seek flexibility to directly correlate their headcount to real estate costs, shifting away from long-term, fixed contract.

The 5 “W”s and 1H of Office Fit-Out

A poorly executed fit-out project is not only disruptive to the business, but it can be very costly as well. Therefore, it is paramount that the business leaders – in consultation with a design and fit-out specialist – review their space needs and fit-out requirements thoroughly. Having a well-thought through and clearly articulated plan will pave the way to a smoother implementation process.

Making infrastructure projects bankable

The yawning funding gap will throttle Asia's growth. There is an urgent need to seek alternative sources of financing to tackle the region's serious infrastructure shortfall. Colliers International believes that investors, developers and the public sector can more effectively collaborate under win-win conditions to deliver high-quality infrastructure.

Expert Spotlight: Duncan White, Head of Office Services

Duncan believes the Singapore office market is well-placed to see further growth. As digital transformation and new ways of work take hold, Duncan - leveraging on his extensive industry experience - helps clients review their leasing strategy and create more efficient space utilisation solutions.

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