MARKET: Colliers CEO predicts post COVID-19 global real estate investment recovery to be sharper and faster than the 2008 crisis.
LATEST: After Airbnb recently secured $1bn in funding, sources suggest the company is paying a steep 10% interest.
NOTEWORTHY: Studyportals has launched a free COVID-19 dashboard for the higher education sector to offer data about international study interest.
ALSO: The Collective has launched The Collective Virtual Experiences initiative, available to all to stay connected, entertained, inspired and healthy.
IN OTHER NEWS: GCP has backed off the acquisition of the 412-bed Scape Mile End Canalside in London.
TIME TO REVISIT: Research done by Times Higher Education in 2016 showed that students from public and private universities felt less engaged by blended learning. Have universities learned how to blend properly since?
QUOTABLE: “Extreme conditions often clarify what otherwise is vague or uncertain… as the wave of COVID-19 subsides, I believe there will be a greater need for intimacy within communities,” ODA founder Eran Chan writes.
CASE STUDY: A Belgian student accommodation provider has established a fund to pay 75% rent and utility costs of now struggling students.
VIEW FROM HERE: American dormitories making room for hospital overflow face backlash from students.