Top World Green Buildings by AIA
- Monday, 21 January 2013
- 3Invest Intelligence
This apartment/office complex is built on the site of the old Cherokee recording studios in Los Angeles, which once hosted the likes of David Bowie and Warren Zevon but is now home to one of the greenest buildings in the U.S. The design uses passive cooling that takes advantage of the Southern California climate, and it has day lighting that minimizes the need for electric lights — most of which are high-efficiency LEDs
TOP 10 HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN 2012
- Sunday, 05 August 2012
These are the most popular destinations with our readers, along with our own personal recommendations. We also have the latest Government data on the numbers of UK visitors travelling abroad.Read more...
Factors Contributing to Real Estate Underdevelopment in Nigeria; By Akin Olawore
- Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Mr. Akin Olawore is the Principal Partner of Akin Olawore & Co. He is a former president of the Lagos Chapter of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). Mr. Olawore has passion for the Nigeria Real Estate Sector and promotes quality and professionalism through the School of Estate where both professional and aspiring professionals step up their games for the potentials in Nigeria’s built sector.
In this chat with Olusesan Ogunyooye of 3Invest Intelligence, Mr. Olawore splits open different issues responsible for the downward slope of Nigeria’s Real Estate Industry. He opined that the lacuna between Nigeria’s real estate and other developing countries’ is a holistic effect. He commented that there seem to be an unharnessed pool of funds to bridge the finance gap; but government and regulators seem to be looking the other way. He also spoke about the different dynamics that rule the real estate markets. Excerpt.
Government recently said NIESV cannot turn blind eyes to high cost of services in the Real Estate sector. It however called for a review of the cost of services. How apt is that submission?
That is not the problem. I think the problem is that of arbitrary rents in some situations and when I say arbitrary, that has nothing to do with the operators, because as brokers, all we are trying to do is to convey information and get one party to meet with the other. We are not going into the transaction with them. It is the two parties who are going into the contract, and all we can do is to guide them.Register to read more...
African/ Nigerian Real Estate Development: An Opinion
- Monday, 20 February 2012
- Edward Okpa
An Insight to the Largest free zone in West Africa
- Tuesday, 07 February 2012
The Largest Free Zone in West Africa situated at the centre of Africa's fastest growing economy [Nigeria], where over 140 million consumers are waiting to buy from world-class producers and make wealth creation possible for investors worldwide!
The construction of LEKKI Free Zone is carried out like a raging fire on the rich and charming LEKKI Peninsula. The grand blueprint is rapidly becoming reality on the hot land along the Atlantic Ocean.
It is located in the LEKKI Peninsula which is in the south eastern part of Lagos State, the economic centre of Nigeria. It abuts the vast Atlantic Ocean in the south and the quiet and graceful Lekki lagoon in the north. The geographical position is strategic and it is 60km away from the centre of Lagos, 70 km away from Lagos International Airport and only 8 km away from the new International Airport which is planned to be built by Nigerian government.
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