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  • Hong Kong’s Decentralization of Business Districts: Why Major Brands are Moving to Quarry Bay

    Central is no longer the only core business district in Hong Kong. Thanks to Hong Kong’s continued growth as Asia’s leading financial hub, the demand for Grade A office space in Hong Kong continues to grow with vacancy rates in the traditional CBD area of Central, hitting a record low of 1.6% in 2018 according to Savills.

    March 11, 2019
  • Live in the Moment and Be Great at What You Do

    Zi En, Co-founder of HASIKO, is a former banker turned serial entrepreneur and a qualified Pilates instructor. HASIKO was founded to empower people to lead their best lives by forging strong connections with their mind, body and self.

    She shares how being present can make you happier, reduce stress and perform better at work.

    February 8, 2019
  • Home & Away: Leaving Home for a Hot Desk

    Journalist, editor and brand content consultant Christian Barker explains why he ‘left home’ for a desk at The Great Room.

    January 29, 2019
  • Peak Performance: How Entrepreneurship Is Like Climbing Everest

    The incredible people at The Great Room is at the heart of what we do. This is a story about GRIT and GREATNESS. One of The Great Room’s longest-standing members, as MD of Samara Consulting, Paul Valin provides support to European startups establishing operations in Southeast Asia, helps identify strategic partnerships, offers advice on angel investments and mentors founders in fields including fintech, ecommerce and pharmaceuticals.

    October 2, 2018