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Retail in the age of coronavirus
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Retail in the age of coronavirus: How and when will we get back in the buying mood?

What does the future hold for the retail segment and what impact will this have on the retail real estate market?

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AI application areas in logistics
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Artificial intelligence: The unknown friend

The real estate sector has often devoted little more than marginal attention to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Nevertheless, AI offers immense potential and its proponents even equate its significance with the invention of electricity. If used correctly, Artificial Intelligence could also lead to major productivity gains throughout the real estate industry. Clearly, the industry needs to upgrade its AI capabilities, especially in areas such as data management.

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Front view of an office building with a row of dark wooden tables under large windows. Solid ceiling lights.
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There is something magical about every new beginning …

What will our everyday working lives look like after the coronavirus pandemic? The first indications are that the switch to working from home has been well managed, both in terms of work processes and employee satisfaction.

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Where has my Excel gone? Or why the real estate industry is now embarking on the next stage of the digital journey.

No time, no budget or simply no need. When it came to the real estate industry’s key digital topics, for years many companies have chosen to debate rather than innovate.

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Assembly of timber construction elements
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Where architecture meets robotics

Digitalization in the construction sector is a slow process – work has been going on now for three decades. But after that tentative start, in recent years we have seen acceleration.

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Cable cars: urban Mobility in the third dimension

Our cities are becoming increasingly crowded. At the same time, rents for office space and housing are rising – and not just in large urban centers, but also in economically strong medium-sized towns.

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EXPO REAL real estate sector contribute to a more climate-friendly Europe
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Green Deal: Private engagement as key

Public and private investments of EUR 1 trillion are to be mobilized for the Green Deal over the next decade. The real estate industry must take responsibility.

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EXPO REAL Siemensstadt 2.0
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Siemensstadt 2.0: creating space for industrial digitalization and living

With Siemensstadt 2.0, Siemens AG is realizing its vision of new working and living environments on the historic Siemens site in Berlin Spandau.

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What makes conversion so attractive in the current European hotel landscape?

The trend towards hotel conversion represents an increasingly attractive growth space for developers and hoteliers.

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Using environmental data to develop Smart Cities

Smart city start-up Hawa Dawa uses environmental data to improve the air quality and livability of cities.

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Urban Mining
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Urban Mining—The city is a stockpile of raw materials for the future circular economy

Although cities cover only 2% of the earth’s surface, they consume 75% of our resources. Soon, cities themselves could become part of the circular economy.

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Micro-Living—a trend-setting asset class?

Micro-living: small space, huge trend? At EXPO REAL, we discussed if micro-living can get big enough to become a sustainable asset class.

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Microapartments: A modern alternative in the battle against the housing shortage?

By 2035, the proportion of one-person households in Germany could reach 44%. Microapartments offer a potential solution – although they are not without critics.

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“Run for the hills” or “keep calm and carry on”?

For years, investing in real estate was a safe bet. Signs are gradually increasing that the good times could be about to end.

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Asia and Europe: Markets in urban transitions

Two panels explored the relationship between the Asia/Pacific and Europe/USA regions on EXPO REAL Tuesday. Both regions are currently facing similar challenges.

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Expo Real Forum 2019
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Who is the city for?

All participants at the opening panel of EXPO REAL 2019 were in agreement that cities should offer citizens equal opportunities to participate—but how?

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LabCampus at Munich airport
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“Standort Deutschland”: How building a smarter community can raise the profile of a nation

Germany has the largest national economy in Europe. But recent figures reveal that „Made in Germany“ is losing appeal. “Standort Deutschland”—or the attractiveness of Germany as an economically strong location—is declining.

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From Paris to Munich by bike: sporting events at EXPO REAL

Many roads lead to EXPO REAL: this year, 15 cyclists are swapping business attire for biking gear to travel to EXPO REAL on two wheels.

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EXPO REAL Diskussion im Planning & Partnerships Forum
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Mixed-use properties and hotel hybrids: hospitality’s future is looking colorful

At this year’s Hospitality Industry Dialogue (HID), the hotel industry is discussing diversity—colorful diversity. Because the hotel world has never been as multi-layered and colorful as it is now.

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A glimpse into the shelves at Manufactum in Wien, via Markus Schwitzke GmbH.
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Climate change and retail: Why the retail sector cannot ignore sustainability

Retail stores help to create brand experiences. Admittedly, this realization is not particularly new, but it is more important than ever for the retail and real estate industries to understand and accept.

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