Quercus flies thanks to Larsson

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National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNational Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. National Media Group Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The CLT House / KAWA DESIGN GROUP Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP Architecture+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses 2016 Area:  267 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYongin-siOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on November 26, 2019Cite: “The CLT House / KAWA DESIGN GROUP Architecture” 25 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: KAWA DESIGN GROUP Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Yongin-si, South Korea Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929080/the-clt-house-kawa-design-group-architecture Clipboard The CLT House / KAWA DESIGN GROUP Architecture “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929080/the-clt-house-kawa-design-group-architecture Clipboard Lead:Sam Young ChoiCity:Yongin-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. When planning the ‘THE CLT’ detached house, they agreed to stick to the basics with the architecturalist’s family composition and lifestyle. When considering a building owner lifestyle, I thought there was a need for space for writing, research, and guests.So, he focused on privacy and separated the mass from side to side around the front door.Save this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureOn the left side of the entrance, it connects with the underground parking lot and arranges a family-only space such as a bedroom and a library. So, On the right side of the front door, a guest reception area and a family public space were placed The relationship with the external environment was planned by considering both openness and privacy.Save this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureUsers are planning to move through the interior space and feel like they are seeing frames with various views of the four seasons through the windows. Also, the outer deck, which serves as an outdoor living room, is open toward the forest, but is out of sight of the neighborhood.Save this picture!First FloorCLT HOUSE TESTThis is the first house in Korea to use the structure of the CLT.  Because it is a new structure, I visited Japan while searching for cases because there were no standards. Japan also did not have any clear data on the structure of the CLT, but serious research was under way through experiments at material companies or research organizations. Efforts to acquire advanced wooden structures in the future to contribute to the global environment have to be learned. Therefore, as an architect, I had to learn.Save this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureI believe that the struggle of Kim Gap-bong, CEO of a construction company specializing in wood construction with a meticulous nature for the CLT, and Kim Ho-kyung, manager of the company, will be a valuable asset in the study of wooden structure.Save this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureSUPER – E HOUSEThis house passed quality standards after testing energy efficiency performance that was developed in Canada. The Canadian Federal Government Natural Resources Agency developed the Super-e program and began supplying it to the housing market in the late 1990s, including Japan, Britain, Ireland, China and Korea. Super-e’s ‘e’ stands for four main haunts that enhance high energy efficiency, economic, Environmentally responsible, Enhances the homeowner’s quality of life.Save this picture!Courtesy of KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessRana House / Made in EarthSelected ProjectsCrystal Pool / 100 ArchitectsSelected Projects Share South Korea Projects The CLT House / KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe CLT House / KAWA DESIGN GROUP Architecturelast_img read more

COVID-19: Martin Lewis offers £1m fund for small and local charities

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 March 2020 | News Lewis said “My hope is to get the money distributed within the next couple of weeks, and I’m looking for projects that are up and running, or are in the process of being set up – as we want to deliver help at speed.” The deadline for applications is appropriately urgent: it is less than a week away on 25 March. Fortunately the application process is very simple and does not require lots of information.Lewis added: “Please ONLY apply for funds for specific coronavirus projects; there’s no point chancing your arm for other charity projects, no matter how good, it will just slow us down in making grants where needed.”Details, including the application form, are on Money Saving Expert.Matched giving from major donorsLewis has also publicly invited other individuals or organisations to contribute matched gifts of “min £10,000 pls, max £100bn – well, I can hope”).He explained: “That isn’t for a second to snub donations that are smaller than that, charities really do need them, but we don’t have the infrastructure to deal with them, so please do give directly to the charities yourself.”He is also aware of the a National Emergencies Trust coronavirus appeal, announced by Prince William yesterday, but thinks the two appeals have different approaches so is maintaining his fund, not least because it gives eligible charities a second bite at the cherry.  533 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 COVID-19: Martin Lewis offers £1m fund for small and local charitiescenter_img Martin Lewis (the Money Saving Expert) has launched a £1m fund to provide grants to small and local charities who are directly helping with the COVID-19 response.The money is from his own personal charity fund.His fund is offering grants of £5,000 to £20,000 to small registered charities, or local arms of bigger charities, across the UK who are directly helping with the COVID-19 response in terms of poverty relief.Likely recipients will include:foodbankscharities engaged in community aidfinancial advice projects, and more.  532 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: coronavirus COVID-19 Funding Major gift matched giving poverty small charitieslast_img read more

Two taken to hospital after car crash at intersection of McCart and McPherson

first_imgTwitter Facebook Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ printTwo people were taken to a hospital by MedStar after a two car wreck at the corner of McCart and McPherson avenues.The crash happened around 7 p.m. Monday.Cody Cox, a bystander, said a Kia driven by a young woman did not stop at a stop sign. The Kia broadsided a Buick traveling on McCart and being driven by an older woman, Cox said.  She added the young woman did not appear to be wearing a seat belt.Fire fighters arrived  and shut down part of McCart Avenue until about 7:42 p.m.The Buick ended up on a lawn near the intersection. The Kia swerved into a nearby driveway. Their conditions were unknown as 8 p.m.This is a developing story. Check back to the109.org later for details. Facebook Kat Matthews Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin ReddIt Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Previous articleAuthor lectures at TCU regarding privatization of public schoolsNext articleLibrary opening brings in new technology Kat Matthews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/center_img Kat Matthews is a managing editor for TCU360. She is an active coffee enthusiast and spends more time playing with her dog than she should. Kat also lives in the TCU Convergence Center, so if someone wanted to make her day, that someone should send a large pizza her way. Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Twitter Website| + posts ReddIt TCU’s EIF plays with real money on Wall Street Seniors Speak Up about life lessons SGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms Linkedin Youngest TCU Graduate to date Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

New SGA program draws attention to faculty, staff daily efforts

first_imgAlumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Facebook Twitter printStudents can now show their appreciation for the daily efforts of faculty and staff through a new Student Government Association (SGA) program.The House of Student Representatives passed a bill last Tuesday that sets aside $750 for the rest of the year to be spent on presents for chosen faculty and staff members. The gifts will be awarded based on student nominations, but the the Student Outreach Committee of House will make the final decision.“I’m sure it will probably be more of a discussion because that’s how our committee works,” Outreach Committee member and Class of 2017 representative Emily Vaught said. “I’m sure it will be a unanimous agreement.”The committee has not decided if the nominations will be taken on a rolling basis or not, but the number of times a person is nominated will be a factor, Vaught said.Students who want to nominate a faculty or staff member can send their nomination, along with a few sentences about why their nominee deserves recognition, via email to either the Outreach Committee Chair Kelsey Ritchie or the SGA Vice President of Operations Ryker Thompson.“It’s a very just relaxed program,” Thompson said. “It’s Outreach Committee taking nominations and just honoring faculty and staff that make students day special.”The current plans for gifts will be something small, such as a Tiff Treat’s Cookie. Vaught said this is because the program is meant to be just a token of student appreciation, not a large award.“We were just thinking small, small things,” Vaught said. “There are teachers and staff members at TCU who do great things every day, and maybe they are not deserving of the professor of the year award ,but they deserve recognition.”TCU Faculty Senate Chair Stathis Michaelides said he thinks the program is a good idea.“We’ll love it,” Michaelides said. “I think this will be a very civilized gesture.”He suggested a plaque, a book and a TCU tie or mug as examples of gifts he thought would faculty would enjoy.“Something which is more permanent would be a better thing,” Michaelides said.Staff Assembly Chair Jay Iorizzo, the director of campus recreation, also said he thought the program was a good idea.“I think the staff here at TCU are honored that the students would be willing to recognize the staff for their hard work,” Iorizzo said. “We the staff truly value the students because it’s really the students who keep us going, keep us energized day in and day out, and for them to reach out and say thank you to us is going to be a tremendous boost in morale and confidence in the staff.”Iorizzo said he would recommend something that the staff could use as a good gift to represent the students’ recognition. He still uses the TCU cup he received last year as a thank you present.“I think something I can see and use day in and day out,” Iorizzo said. “Something where I can see the students recognizing the hard work that staff and faculty put into the life of the university is just a great constant, daily reminder to keep us energized and focused on being the best we can be.”Thompson, who co-authored the bill, came up with the idea because he said he thought it would help continue to promote the loving TCU community and make everyone feel more connected.While there is no set date of when the first faculty or staff member will be recognized, Thompson said he has already had people telling him they are excited to nominate someone.“Our thought was that there are a lot of people at TCU that do a lot of little things on a daily basis,” Vice President of Operations and bill co-author Ryker Thompson said. “When you get just a simple thank you card, it’s so simple, but it makes your day. I hope that through this we can make someone’s day and make them feel appreciated.” Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Facebook Previous articleTCU to faculty and staff families: BOO!Next articleFort Worth Independent School District establishes leadership academies Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Linkedin Twitter Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ The House of Student Representatives meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the chambers on the third floor of the BLUU. TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance ReddItlast_img read more

“We won’t go to Malabo”

first_img Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship Equatorial GuineaAfrica The African Union’s 17th summit is about to take place in Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa’s most closed countries for journalists and one of the most hostile ones as regards media freedom. Reporters Without Borders has just written an opinion piece on the summit for the Africa Slate website. It is entitled “We won’t go to Malabo.”Here is the text of the article:“We won’t go to Malabo”28 June 2011The African Union’s 17th summit begins on 30 June in Equatorial Guinea, a country where the NGO Reporters Without Borders would like to conduct a fact-finding visit, only we are not welcome there.Fifty-two heads of state and government are gathering for the two-day summit in Sipopo, a resort described as a paradise just a few miles outside the capital, Malabo. Their meeting has been preceded by a week of consultations among other AU officials in Sipopo. Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who is hosting the event as the African Union’s current chairman, had this luxurious resort built specially for the occasion. The total cost was 830 million dollars (587 million euros).It does not seem to matter that three quarters of the country’s inhabitants live below the poverty line, despite its enormous income from oil, of which it is one of the world’s leading producers. The president is pulling out all the stops. Equatorial Guinea must appear in the best possible light in order to enhance its fame and attract foreign investors. Civil society is not attending the summit. Journalists who might criticize are not invited either. They are being kept away or they are being closely monitored.Human rights violations and lack of media freedomAlready known as a country that shows little respect for human rights, Equatorial Guinea recently staged a pre-summit clean-up, prompting criticism from NGOs and the international community. Alarmed by the revolutions in the Arab counties and determined to prevent any domestic unrest ahead of the summit, the government began an intensified crackdown several months ago.Amnesty International reported an increase in arbitrary arrests, police raids in neighbourhoods where foreigners and illegal immigrants live, and the arrest of around 100 students at the end of May without any reason being given. Human Rights Watch has also voiced concern about a deterioration in the human rights situation in the run-up to the summit, while United Nations experts have accused the authorities of systematic torture.The state TV and radio broadcaster, RTVGE, has meanwhile been running publicity spots lavishing praise on President Obiang and the country’s “development.”Privately-owned media are virtually non-existent in Equatorial Guinea. They are limited to a few newspapers. State media journalists have to relay official propaganda. They are government employees who can be fired from one day to the next, with any warning or explanation. The country has no journalists’ union or any other organization that defends journalists. The information ministry, staffed entirely members of the ruling Democratic Party for Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), is in charge of regulating the media.Equatorial Guinea is ranked 167th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. This is the fourth worst ranking for an Africa country. Only Eritrea, Sudan, Rwanda and Somalia are below it. German TV crew deportedIn one of the latest incidents involving the media, three journalists working for the German TV station ZDF were escorted to Malabo airport and deported on 11 June, after being held for several hours. The three journalists – reporter Jorg Brase, cameraman Michael Berger and assistant cameraman Stanley Oriaro – and their local fixer were arrested by plainclothes security agents on the apparent orders of national television chief Teobaldo Nchaso Matomba while filming a concert at the French Cultural Centre in Malabo.The crew had previously shot some footage in a poor neighbourhood where a member of the Equatorial Guinean women’s football team is from. The team is participating in the Women’s Football World Cup that began in Germany on 26 June. The German TV crew had also interviewed opposition leader Placido Mico Abogo and human rights lawyers. The video they had filmed was deleted and their memory cards were confiscated.A diplomatic spat ensued. The German foreign ministry summoned the Equatorial Guinean ambassador in Berlin a few days later, while the German news magazine Der Spiegel ran two articles that were very critical of Equatorial Guinea, taking offence at the way the ZDF crew was treated. In response, Equatorial Guinean Prime Minister Ignacio Milam Tang expressed his disapproval to a German diplomat in Malabo.“Offensive references”President Obiang has been on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom for years. Our secretary-general met with Equatorial Guinea’s ambassador in Paris, Federico Edjo Ovono, in September 2009 to discuss the case of Rodrigo Angue Nguema, the correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, then held in Malabo’s Black Beach prison. Flanked by French lawyers who represent President Obiang and the Equatorial Guinean government, the ambassador accused Reporters Without Borders of “knowing nothing” about the country’s reality and invited it to “reconsider the status of predator that you have attached to our president.”Planning to visit Equatorial Guinea in April of this year in order to assess the situation of the media and press freedom in the country, Reporters Without Borders wrote to the ambassador in Paris informing him of its intention to request a visa. In a reply dated 11 March, the ambassador told Reporters Without Borders it would not be welcome in Malabo.The letter said: “You will understand that we are unable to grant your request for a meeting with His Excellency the President of the Republic or the Government spokesman, and still less to issue you with a private invitation, as long as the offensive references to our President continue to appear on your website.”Continuing his attempts to modify the editorial content of the Reporters Without Borders site, the ambassador added: “In our view, you cannot use such terms to refer to the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and still less to refer to the Chairman of the African Union, who has been elected and recognised as such by his peers.”The Predator of Press Freedom can be reassured. He will be able to receive his peers without being disturbed. But his regime, which has made Malabo inaccessible to journalists who might criticize or just describe his country’s reality, should keep a very close eye on the media attending the summit. Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “We won’t go to Malabo” The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation News November 27, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea Equatorial GuineaAfrica Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Receive email alerts News Reports to go further News May 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

#newmusic CHINA FIELD RECORDINGS – ‘Kotoia ta loa’

first_imgAdvertisement News#newmusic CHINA FIELD RECORDINGS – ‘Kotoia ta loa’By Eric Fitzgerald – July 25, 2014 740 Previous article#newmusic GOING 90 – ‘Slow’Next articleEmergency Road Closures Limerick Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Twitter Facebook Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Print LIMERICK musician and field recordist Brendan Donnelly, one part of China Field Recordings, has released a new track. Using portable recording equipment, Brendan and Basque musician Benat Fuentes travelled throughout the Zhejiang region in China capturing the sounds of rural Chinese folk and ethnic music. ‘Kotoia ta loa’ was created using sounds from Mr and Mrs Pan’s cotton workshop located on Hangzhou’s famous He Fang Street. Hear it at www.chinafieldrecordings.comSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up last_img read more

Clare’s Wish Foundation helicopter request

first_imgNewsClare’s Wish Foundation helicopter requestBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 668 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories  CLARE’S Wish Foundation, a Limerick-based charity that helps to grant the wishes of adults who have a life-threatening or terminal condition, is seeking the service of a helicopter to carry out a very urgent wish request for a person with a serious illness. Anyone who may be able to help can contact the Foundation on 061 633301. Previous articleCaoimhe and Saoirse get all grown up for RapunzelNext articleNeville exasperated by failure to erect signs John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSClare’s Wish Foundationlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

KBS Signs More than 2 Million Square Feet in Leases During the Pandemic; Deals…

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Local News Facebook KBS Signs More than 2 Million Square Feet in Leases During the Pandemic; Deals Demonstrate Tenants’ Continued Commitment to Having a Physical Office WhatsApp NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– KBS, one of the largest investors in premier commercial real estate in the nation, announced that it has signed just over 2 million square feet in accumulative lease transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The transactions comprise a mix of new leases, renewals, and expansions and span across the firm’s $8 billion portfolio of office assets. “These leasing transactions demonstrate companies’ continued commitment to having a physical office after having experienced more than nine months of largely remote working due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Giovanni (Gio) Cordoves, Western regional president for KBS. “Our firm has a long and successful track record of identifying relevant trends in the commercial real estate market. During the course of the pandemic, we have observed a rising sentiment among companies to return to their offices. The 2 million square feet of leases that our firm has signed during the pandemic is evidence that this sentiment is real.” According to CBRE, although total office leasing activity nationwide was down in Q3, the renewals share of all leases increased to 45% during the quarter, and Q3 leasing activity was higher than Q2 due to a mild acceleration in September. This increase shows office users’ commitment to having a physical office despite the pandemic as many companies now more confidently look at their longer term space needs, says Cordoves. Although there has been a recent surge in coronavirus cases nationwide, Cordoves notes studies have revealed that while working from home was attractive to employers and employees at the beginning of the pandemic as a means of continuing to operate in light of COVID-19, enthusiasm for full-time remote work has waned considerably since March. “While it may work for some individuals, returning to the office allows team members to be more productive than they have been working from home all these months,” says Cordoves. “ Research shows that productivity has decreased significantly among remote workers and fatigue has set in during the course of the pandemic. While some heads-down tasks can be accomplished while working alone remotely, companies are realizing that their team members need to be together in the office in order to spark creativity and collaborate effectively on major projects. Additionally, the ability to properly cultivate younger talent, promote company culture, and establish a sense of team and community is significantly enhanced in a physical office setting. This is why we are seeing demand for high-quality office space that supports a team dynamic return in many markets throughout the country. Also, the likelihood of a safe and effective vaccine being widely available very soon is raising expectations for a faster return to the office.” As an owner of high-grade office properties in the epicenter of key markets across the country, KBS has introduced services to help bring its tenant companies back to the office safely during the course of the pandemic. The firm recently partnered with Maptician, a cloud-based, workplace management platform, to utilize technology and data to reconfigure office and community spaces to facilitate an organized and safety-conscious return-to-office for tenants. KBS has initially rolled this platform out to all of its properties nationwide. “We aim to work collaboratively with our tenants to create relaxing environments for them to conduct business,” says Marc DeLuca, Eastern regional president for KBS. “Throughout the pandemic, we’ve taken a proactive approach to reassure our tenants that their safety and wellbeing is our first priority, and this partnership with Maptician is an extension of that commitment. This new program has been very well received by our new and existing tenants and has allowed them to feel much more confident about signing leases with us in the current environment.” Along with Maptician, KBS continues to implement its progressive spec suite program to help potential clients map out future offices that take into account CDC guidelines for fighting COVID-19. DeLuca notes that the program will allow the firm to deliver safe and functional environments to potential new tenants or current tenants looking to expand since it is very likely that there will be an increased need among tenants for more space as they seek to comply with social distancing protocols in light of the pandemic. “The desire for more space is being proven out by the number of lease expansions KBS has signed during the third quarter,” says DeLuca. “We expect this trend to increase as the pandemic continues into the first quarter of the new year. Working with our tenants to meet these needs will be a challenge as most of our office buildings are nearly fully leased.” About KBS KBS is one of the largest owners of premier commercial real estate in the nation. As a private equity real estate company and an SEC-registered investment adviser, KBS and its affiliated companies have completed transactional activity of more than $42 billion on behalf of private and institutional investors globally. Founded in 1992 by Peter Bren and Chuck Schreiber, KBS acquires and operates prime commercial real estate in some of the most successful epicenters in the country. The firm is committed in its business ethics, its business relationships and its constant focus on exceeding the expectations of our investors, partners and tenants. Registration as an investment adviser does not imply any particular level of skill or training. For more information on KBS, please visit www.kbs.com. This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended including statements relating to KBS’ ability to invest in and manage a diverse portfolio. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause KBS’ actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005865/en/ CONTACT: Lexi Astfalk or Jenn Quader Brower Group (949) 438-6262 [email protected] Walker KBS Public Relations Manager 949-417-6535 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS URBAN PLANNING SOURCE: KBS Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 02:37 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 02:37 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005865/en Previous articleSan Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classesNext articleDermTech Management to Present at the BTIG Virtual MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science and Diagnostic Tools Conference Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more