Smart buildings and smart cities, a burden or opportunity?
How we can turn the still largely theoretical concept of smart cities as an urban and architectural vision that combines economy, ecology and technology, into a reality. This was the topic of a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Drees & Sommer where a panel of regional experts shared their perspectives on the development of smart buildings and cities.
Preparing for Hospitality 2.0 in the post-Covid-19 era
From repurposing a property to adapting new strategies and approaches to secure a strong come-back for your hotel assets once the industry restarts, a multitude of things have to be considered from operational changes to strict hygiene measures.
Forecasting the cost of a project’s life cycle
Strategic cost modelling has the potential to save developers hundreds of millions of dollars over the life cycle of their assets. Martin Gregory, International Director of Facility Management Consulting at Drees & Sommer, Middle East, explains why analysing operational costs during feasibility minimises risk and creates long-lasting value.
Dubai’s real estate sector calls for a refocus on end users to stimulate macro- economic growth
Industry experts gathered at a roundtable organised by Drees & Sommer to debate challenges and opportunities within Dubai’s real estate business, with over-supply, regulations, diversification and innovation the topics on everyone’s agenda