Making Your Competitors Green With Envy

More and more mixed-use developments being presented to the planning departments as the trend grows to encompass more integrated facilities in the latest developments. The flexible approach to ‘live, work and play’ means the opportunity to include the latest available technology and one of the most popular of these new features is electric vehicle recharging…

SSKB Developer Consultancy examines Sydney's Central One uses a heliostats to illuminate areas that would remain in shadow

Let There Be Light

Let there be light! Not only is that a call from the divine, but it’s also the cry from inner-city residents. A city plan to rezone the heart of Manhattan has touched off a new campaign to protect the afternoon light falling on a beloved park that offers honey locust trees, azaleas, pansies and a…

SSKB Developer Consultancy looks at the advances in timber construction

Developer ‘Tree Change’ Takes Wooden Buildings to New Heights

It looks like city-dwellers are not the only people looking for a tree change. Developers are considering a tree change too, with timber featuring as a significant building material in new high rise buildings. The first commercial office building in Australia made completely from timber will be built by Lendlease as the gateway to its…

SSKB Developer Consultancy examines the opportunities around student accommodation

Student Accommodation Demand Has Lessons For Developers

With fears of a potential oversaturation of residential units on the Australian market, student accommodation centring on university precincts, still appears to be performing strongly. According to the latest Savills World Student Housing Spotlight, investment into the global, purpose-built student accommodation market has seen rapid expansion, with the US investing $14.9 billion globally in 2015. Savills…

SSKB Developer Consultancy looks at some technological trends in building

Futurama: A Technology Innovation Round Up

Major property developers are pioneers in using new technology and innovations to create iconic projects. With the pace of change accelerating rapidly, what might seem an outlandish piece of science-fiction today is practical leading-edge technology tomorrow. Over the past twelve months we’ve seen a number of incredible advances and we’re looking forward to seeing how developers…

Shopping For Development Opportunities

Developers shopping around for new development opportunities should consider putting a shopping centre in their basket. According to Gary Mortimer, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the QUT Business School, changing consumer habits has left a number of suburban shopping centres on the shelf, as department stores – once drawcard anchor tenants – move to more…