Airbnb Inc. an American vacation rental online marketplace company has unveiled paperwork in the US to become a publicly listed company, showing the home-sharing giant turned a profit in the third quarter after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to overhaul its business and shed costs. Since lodging website Airbnb founding as home-sharing business in 2008,… Continue reading Airbnb Plans Public Share Sale Despite Pandemic
Lands on Silom Road are the priciest, according to data on estimates in Bangkok gathered from 2016-2019 and reported by the Treasury Department on its website. Silom had the highest estimated price at Bt700,000-Bt1 million per square wah (4 square metres), followed by lands on Phloen Chit Road (Bt900,000 per sq.wah) and lands on Rajdamri… Continue reading Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand
The nature of work is constantly evolving, but the pace is picking up in the era of digital disruption. The traditional norm of spending eight hours in an office staring at a screen is heading for obsolescence, as more people and their employers embrace flexible working schedules and remote work. With flexible work — not… Continue reading Toward the Office-Less World
People who rent out properties on Airbnb have earned an estimated US$150 million from some of the biggest sporting events around the world, according to new data released by the accommodation sharing platform. Forty-four percent of Airbnb hosts surveyed globally say they have hosted guests travelling for a sporting event, the company said.
Tech companies once wooed talent with over-the-top campuses. Now they are looking to keep workers happy by offering flexibility Four years ago, Aaron Levie moved Box Inc., the fast-growing cloud-computing company he co-founded, into a new, red-brick building with its logo on the facade. Box decked it out with all the trappings of Silicon Valley:… Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Next Big Office Idea: ‘Work From Anywhere’
Developers and analysts predict the return of centralised workspaces, with tech and well-being given greater consideration Despite the coronavirus igniting the trend of remote working, analysts see minimal impact on office properties, saying the market can withstand the pandemic with more stringent safety and hygiene standards. Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of property consultant JLL, acknowledged… Continue reading The Return of Centralised Workspaces with Tech and Well-being
A reduction in device prices and advancements in 5G and IoT could mean a jump in smart home development Enthusiasm for smart homes has penetrated the property sector the past few years, though it’s mainly focused on high-end real estate because the prices of connected home appliances remain high. But the adoption of smart home… Continue reading More Efficient Home Life?
Property developer Cissa Group and V Plast Medical Group plan to spend 3.5 billion baht for a wellness hospital and resort development, Natai Medical Center & Resort, in Phangnga to tap individual investors. Autthanop Pandkamnerd, Cissa chief executive, said the global wellness economy has a tremendous market, valued at US$4.5 trillion. For medical tourism alone,… Continue reading Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga
Berlin’s new airport will finally welcome passengers after an eight-year delay, opening its doors just as fallout from the coronavirus hammers travel demand. The limestone floors have been polished smooth, the ticket counters buffed and shops stocked with wares as the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport – known by its airport code BER – prepares… Continue reading Berlin’s $7 Billion Airport Finally Opens in the Depths of a Crisis
Bangkok’s office rent and occupancy rate will drop in 2020 for the first time in a decade, as the pandemic hits the overall economy, according to a property consultancy. Phattarachai Taweewong, associate director of research and communication at Colliers International Thailand, said the Bangkok office market has grown consistently since 2010.