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  • Physical Technology - Drones

    Drones have quickly evolved beyond purely entertainment use as the modern equivalent of a remote controlled helicopter. As battery technology improved, increasing carry capacity and distance, drones became commonplace for mapping and photography applications, which led to a range of commercial applications. 

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  • Physical Technology - Driverless Vehicles

    The promise of driverless vehicles has been met with much excitement, understandably so. The use of the Google car is evidence that these vehicles are not far away. 

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  • Physical Technology - Sensors and Tags

    Essentially, sensors serve the purpose of detecting events or changes and reporting this information to another electronic device. The average mobile phone contains over a dozen sensors, they are also turning lights on as you enter a room, announcing arrival in a store and help with reverse parking.

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  • Five Caltex fuel and convience retail assets to go under the hammer

    Cushman & Wakefield’s July National Investment Sales portfolio auction will take place in Sydney Tuesday 24 July, with five fuel and retail assets across Queensland and New South Wales available for purchase. This auction follows the success of the May portfolio auction, where four childcare centres were sold at strong yields.

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  • Agribusiness Team Joins Cushman & Wakefield

    The Cushman & Wakefield Australian agency business has significantly expanded the range of owner and investor services on offer, with the addition of an Agribusiness team. 

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  • Futurology - Physical Technology - Batteries

    So much of the possibility of the future is reliant on battery technology – smaller, longer lasting, and more powerful. Koomey’s Law states at a fixed computing load, the amount of battery needed will fall by a factor of two every 18 months. This has proven true since 1945.

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  • Futurology - Physical Technology - Computers and Printers

    Despite it being only 25 years since 3.5 inch floppy disks, dial up modems and Atari were mainstream, in terms of technology these now seem prehistoric.

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  • Childcare sector on the rise with five centres up for auction in Sydney

    Cushman & Wakefield’s National Investment Sales May portfolio auction will take place in Sydney on Tuesday 22nd May, with five childcare centres across Queensland and New South Wales up for sale. 

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  • Physical Technology - Phones

    Telephones have come a long way since the days of Alexander Graham Bell. What we hold in our hands now seems almost unimaginable, even to the most fantastic science fiction writer. In 1985, the equivalent of our smartphones was the size of an office, was not mobile, did not have a camera and did not have a microphone – and it cost $35 million – it was known as a supercomputer. Fast forward to today and it is now portable, has an incredible camera, a microphone and costs around $800.

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  • The Retailer - Entertainment

    The focus on ‘Kidult’ consumers shows no signs of slowing, with the emergence in recent years of adult trampolining and obstacle courses. Sydney recently welcomed Holey Moley mini golf bar and its arcade counterpart Archie Brothers and BOUNCE trampoline park and challenge course now has 7 locations across Australia. Timezone Australia is set to open its tenth New South Wales location in Central Park shopping centre Chippendale, on the fringe of the Sydney CBD. 

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  • Melbourne HQ awarded Leesman award

    The physical workplace is rapidly changing, as the where, how and when employees work evolves. Now more than ever, organisations are seeking to understand the impact that the physical workplace and operational models have on employee wellbeing and productivity.

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  • Futurology - The Pace of Technological Change

    The pace of technological change is exponential. There are three ’laws’ of technology that are exhibiting exponential growth – that is, they are doubling in size every 18 to 24 months and have done for decades. The first and most widely cited law is Moore’s Law. This law states that a processor doubles in capacity every two years and has been true since 1970.

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  • Futurology - Immigration

    In 2001 Australia decided to grow the population as a means of dealing with the looming growth in retirees. The policy is ongoing and is forecast to remain in place for the next two decades. Australia’s population growth is currently the strongest in the world, beyond any other in the history of the country.

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  • Futurology - An Ageing Population

    In the not too distant future, approximately 35% of the world’s population will be over 65 years of age, a statistic that is extraordinary for a number of reasons. Throughout history, only roughly 10% of the world’s population was ever above 40 and considered to be ‘aged’.  

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  • Futurology - Global debt and the impact on investment yields

    $217 trillion is the current estimated size of world debt. Global debt has increased 20% since the onset of the GFC in 2007 through growth in sovereign and private debt.

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  • Futurology - A challenging climate

    Often when discussing climate change, people mention two degrees temperature change. When the earth was last four degrees cooler, there was a 60 metre ice shelf where we currently live. The last time the earth was four degrees warmer, oceans were five metres higher. So two degrees is certainly significant.

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