Can you guess what global rents are falling?

    Feb 11, 2021 @ 12:45 PM / by Patrick Benedetti

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    Rents dropped in Dublin in the wake of COVID-19. Supply increased as assignees left the city and new rental stock entered the market. The collapse in tourism has forced owners of short-term Airbnb properties to shift to the long-term market, further increasing supply.

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    Rents decrease in Hong Kong after Protests and COVID-19

    Feb 09, 2021 @ 05:15 AM / by Francois Wiedenmann

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    Rent in Hong Kong is notoriously among the highest in the world. In the face of a global pandemic preceded by a year of protests, rents have indeed dropped but remain high on a global scale. Price changes impacted upper-end housing the most, especially based on the area and neighborhood.

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    Strong demand bolstering rents in Shanghai

    Jan 26, 2021 @ 07:15 AM / by Kathy Lam

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    Although China has continued to suspend the entry of most foreigners, Shanghai’s expatriate-quality rental market was strong over the past months, primarily due to strong demand from wealthy locals.

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    Wuhan, China: Update on post-COVID-19 recovery

    Nov 10, 2020 @ 01:45 AM / by Kathy Lam

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    While many parts of the world are struggling to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Wuhan is now back to business as usual. The lockdown was lifted in April and there have been no local cases since May.

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    Hong Kong versus Singapore: Fragrant Harbor or The Garden City?

    Sep 09, 2020 @ 12:07 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    Heung Gong – the Cantonese translation of Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor,” a name inspired by the city’s past as an incense trading port.

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    Are housing markets returning to normal? 

    Aug 25, 2020 @ 03:49 AM / by Philli Wong

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    AIRINC recently conducted rental market updates across Europe and Asia and, in many places, life was getting back to normal.

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    How are Chinese rental markets responding to the COVID-19 recovery?

    Aug 11, 2020 @ 08:00 AM / by Kathy Lam

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    The impact of COVID-19 on the Beijing and Guangzhou rental markets is somewhat similar. When new international assignees were restricted from entering the cities, the demand for expatriate-quality housing dropped and rents became more negotiable, like many other large business hubs across Asia.

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    How does the Beirut explosion compare to Tianjin?

    Aug 07, 2020 @ 12:41 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    The scenarios are eerily similar: Onlookers filming an initial explosion and fire, before a more severe explosion and shockwave sends them running and knocks them off their feet. Ammonium nitrate. Dangerous storage at an industrial port.

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    COVID-19 is back in Beijing with a fresh outbreak

    Jun 19, 2020 @ 02:09 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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    After eight weeks without any domestically transmitted coronavirus cases, Beijing now faces more than 180 new COVID-19 cases over the last five days. Authorities believe this recent outbreak originated at the Xinfadi wholesale farmer’s market in Fengtai District.

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    Relocating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 28, 2020 @ 07:26 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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    Relocating is already a challenge, but relocating during a pandemic adds a new level of difficulty. After years of surveying based in AIRINC’s Cambridge office, I was honored to accept a position at our Hong Kong branch late last year. From the beginning, I was excited to move to a vibrant global city, but the logistics proved more challenging than expected as a novel coronavirus (at the time still unnamed) spread in January. Even before being declared a pandemic, COVID-19 was having a broad and unpredictable impact across the globe.

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