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No Vacancy in Stockholm and a Rise in Employer-Backed Leases

Mar 17, 2020 @ 03:31 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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The Stockholm housing rental market has been mostly stable over the last several months, despite a steady increase in demand. Rental units are challenging to find in this near-zero vacancy market and houses are especially limited. For new assignees, there has been an increase in demand for employer-backed leases and this trend is expected to grow.

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Fast-Paced Growth In The Duchy Of Luxembourg

Mar 04, 2020 @ 04:35 PM / by Andrew Morollo

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My expectations for my November visit to Luxembourg did not include traffic jams, road closures, scaffolding, bulldozers, excavators, jackhammers, or circumnavigating around open-pit construction sites, but that’s exactly what I found.

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AIRINC News: AIRINC featured in Mobility magazine

Mar 02, 2020 @ 11:10 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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AIRINC is featured in the February edition of Mobility, a magazine that "examines the key issues affecting the global mobility workforce." This article appears on page 10, the "Tips and Trends" section, and is entitled Housing Markets on the Rise—and Not. 

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Housing Markets on the Rise in Berlin, Busan, and Madrid

Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:45 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

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Berlin rents increased over the past year. Demand is growing from new start-up companies and larger international companies establishing headquarters in Berlin. Construction of new rental units is underway but expected to take a few more years before appearing on the market.

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A Tightening of Housing Supply in Taipei, Taiwan

Feb 18, 2020 @ 06:45 AM / by Lakeisha St. Joy

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When it comes to expatriate housing in Taipei, Tian Mu and Xinyi are two of the top picks for most assignees. Xinyi is popular for singles and couples because it’s centrally located to everything the downtown has to offer. Tian Mu has many single-family homes and large apartments that are particularly attractive to western assignees. Tian Mu also has two international schools, the Taipei American School and the Taipei Japanese School, and the Taipei European School is also close by, making it very popular with those going on assignment with a family.

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Aberdeen Housing: A Slow But Steady Revival

Feb 11, 2020 @ 06:43 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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The rental housing market is slowly picking back up in Aberdeen after the slump in global oil and gas prices. Despite current events like Brexit and climate change concerns, the oil and gas industry is seeing a slow but steady revival in this coastal city, bringing in more expatriates who are increasing the demand for good quality housing.

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Phnom Penh: Chinese Investment’s Impact on Expatriate Life

Feb 05, 2020 @ 02:17 PM / by Lakeisha St. Joy

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There is a strong Chinese presence in Phnom Penh. Chinese investment is expanding the limited recreational activities in Phnom Penh by funding hotels, resorts, and casinos. According to recent reports, Chinese firms are planning to fund bigger and better 5-star hotels and serviced apartments in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, hoping to bring more tourists and potential investors to Cambodia.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: A Change of Government Leads to Uncertainty in the Rental Market

Jan 28, 2020 @ 07:30 AM / by Zach Rossignol

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My onsite survey of Buenos Aires, Argentina took place shortly after the country’s presidential election. The former President, right-leaning Mauricio Macri, was unseated by his left-of-center challenger Alberto Fernández. My last survey in Argentina was in 2016, shortly after Macri was elected. While starkly different candidates, the circumstances of their election are similar. Then as now, high inflation, currency devaluation, idle wages and structural issues have left Argentines looking for a change and willing to try something new.

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Innovative Global Mobility IT Solutions: UniMobility's Interview with AIRINC's Mike Wincott

Jan 27, 2020 @ 06:44 AM / by Mike Wincott

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AIRINC Senior Director, Client Solutions EMEA, Mike Wincott, recently sat down with UniMobility for an interview discussing IT solutions for Global Mobility. Below is an excerpt from the article and you can find the full length post at the end here.

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The Development of Chennai and the Impact of Corruption in Construction

Jan 21, 2020 @ 09:04 PM / by Francois Wiedenmann

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During my recent survey of India, I visited Chennai. The city is located on India’s east coast and has growing automotive, industrial, and technology sectors. Behind the strength of this, the city government has invested in its infrastructure to alleviate traffic, reduce commuting times, and increase available housing units, including many expatriate-focused housing complexes along the attractive coastline.

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