What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about the Insurance Industry and Climate Change

THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY’S keen interest in climate change goes back decades. Evan Mills, a climate change researcher at the University of California who specializes in the financial services sector, explains that climate change is a “stress test” for the insurance industry because “insurers abhor unquantified and unpriced risks, as well as market distortions” introduced by public policy makers. For many insurance products, including property and business continuity insurance, climate change upends the notion that experience is a good predictor of future losses. Climate change’s destabilizing effects are also likely to increase the political pressure on governments to intervene in insurance markets.

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Emerging trends in real estate 2021

whitePaper | April 1, 2021

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is a trends and forecast publication now in its 42nd edition, and is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast reports in the real estate industry. Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021, undertaken jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues throughout the United States and Canada.

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The Appeal of UK Core Long-Income Commercial Real Estate Investing

whitePaper | August 26, 2021

Diversification benefits have long been a driver for real estate allocations in multi- asset portfolios. The characteristics typically associated with underlying real estate of income stability and progression, scope for capital growth and tangible asset worth have served to counter the traditional shortcomings of illiquidity and imperfect information. These positive attributes are emphasized in long-income strategies, often reducing volatility and resulting in low correlations with traditional asset classes

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Digital Disruption in Commercial Real Estate

whitePaper | January 30, 2020

This article is the third in a series discussing the disruptors that are remaking commercial real estate and will impact the way we live, build, work, play and invest. Rather than thinking about technology as a defensive, isolated disruption of commercial real estate, we need to contemplate technology in the context of a disruptive framework and consider how technology and accelerated change will impact the built environment. Being strategic and applying research will prove key in evaluating the demand for real estate, the impact of technological change, and potential sources of disruption to how we build.

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The Current State of Disruptive Construction Technologies

whitePaper | November 16, 2021

Construction technology has been relatively stagnant for many decades compared to other, equally crucial sectors. However, the current moment shows evidence for both progress in existing approaches.

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Real Estate Protocol Global Real Estate Blockchain Cloud Platform

whitePaper | November 15, 2021

i-house.com has been positioned as a global real estate blockchain cloud platform since its preparation stage. Its mission is to integrate global real estate markets with the blockchain mechanism. Through joining blockchain and real estate, the real estate developer, financial institutions and their users can be connected and the transaction of real estate can be made a part of “digital credit society”, therefore constituting a pivotal supporting part of the economic development. All owners and investors will become beneficiaries of i-house.com real estate blockchain.

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Real Estate and Real Innovation

whitePaper | March 23, 2022

“The real estate industry is facing numerous challenges ...” — this is often the opening sentence to current articles about the future of the industry. And indeed, the real estate industry is moving more and more into the public eye due to increasing socio-political and regulatory tasks. The tasks range from the creation of affordable living space in the housing industry and the need to adapt development models on the commercial property market to the new workplace models. In addition, those involved in the market must equally deal with the changed view of sustainability criteria, which are now summarized under the abbreviation ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance).

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Seneca Group provides real estate development management and advisory services to private and public sector clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. We bring leadership to the real estate development process, and cater our services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our proven track record in office, healthcare, civic, education, multifamily and tenant improvement projects spans a wide array of size and complexity.

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