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JLL: How property should help increase decarbonisation

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The UK Government’s Climate Change Committee has recommended the UK goes for a “net-zero” target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. If we have any chance of reaching these targets more needs to be done to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, writes Ollie Saunders, lead director of alternatives at JLL.

Paul Unger Editor PlaceTech

Editor’s note: Use it or lose out

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Paul Unger

I suspect many of us have been there. You’ve downloaded an app and never used it. Taken out a subscription to some life-changing management aid a contact recommended and haven’t logged in since day one. Maybe you’re an architect who hates BIM?

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Editor’s note: Freemium – race to the bottom?

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Paul Unger

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The freemium model – pay nothing then upgrade to a more powerful paid service - is commonplace in online business services these days and property is no exception. Is that a good or bad thing?

Paul Unger Editor PlaceTech

Editor’s Note: Discover the compound effect of tech

Earning interest on the interest is one of the most tantalising of all financial teachings. Does the modern tech world open the possibility of recreating this famous multiplier effect in the buildings and property ventures we create?

MIPIM 2019 Engaging The Future

Why property is starting to buy tech

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Paul Unger

The talk of MIPIM was that property is at last waking up and smelling the tech. Gone are the rounds of insults about dinosaurs who haven’t a clue and geeks that don’t know how the real world works. Instead, proper conversations about actual implementation were being had around the private villas, beach bars and pavilions. Here’s why.

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Editor’s note: Pressing the point

One thing that came up time and again during my first day as a mentor with the latest cohort at Pi Labs, the property innovation accelerator and investor, was how much communication is integral to a startup’s chances of success.