Mega property projects in the Middle East could face funding problems | Middle East | News

Large scale finance and real estate projects in the Middle East, some of which were announced at Cityscape, will be vulnerable to the global credit crunch, according to a new report.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Propertywire.com – Mega property projects in the Middle East could face funding problems | Middle East | News.

U.S. Architects Hard Hit by Financial Crisis – Architectural Record

The plunging financial markets this month, followed by unprecedented responses from the federal government, have left many Americans bracing for a deep recession. In the architecture profession, however, the downturn has already arrived, according to a key measure of the market for architectural services.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Architectural Record – Architects Hard Hit by Financial Crisis

Government to boost Chinese property market

Facing a housing market lull which could drag China’s economy further in the backdrop of a worldwide financial crisis, Beijing is probing possibilities to loosen its macro control to activate the real estate sector.

As many as 18 Chinese cities, including Shanghai,Guangzhou,Hangzhou and Xi’an, have announced detailed policies to boost their property market, which have seen at least four months of consecutive drops in housing prices.

SOURCE: Chinadaily.com – Government to boost Chinese property market.

RMJM boss: architecture dominated by white middle aged men – Building

Peter Morrison says industry must lose its “old boy’s club” image

The architectural industry is dominated by white middle aged men and needs to shed its “old boy’s club” image, according to the head of one of the largest architectural firms in the UK.

Peter Morrison, chief executive of RMJM, said the profession should become more open to women and people from black and ethnic minority groups.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Building.co.uk – RMJM boss: architecture dominated by white middle aged men

Estate Gardens by ValleyCrest Launches in Dallas

ValleyCrest Companies, the leading national full-service landscape firm with $1 billion in revenue, today announced that they will be re-branding the residential design-build efforts in the Dallas area under the Estate Gardens by ValleyCrest name. Providing seamless design-build services, Estate Gardens by ValleyCrest offers luxury residential landscape services to homeowners, architects, developers and building contractors.

SOURCE (PRNEWSWIRE.com) – Estate Gardens by ValleyCrest Launches in Dallas.

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