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High Demand For Industrial Real Estate In Metro Vancouver

In the real estate industry, there are days when a real estate agent has to show clients new properties, attend morning meeting at the office to follow up on contracts and be present at a luncheon date with a fellow agent. Yes, indeed, even real estate agents need proper time management strategies to ensure that their day is organized and productive.

According to Ryan Beedie, president of Beedie Development Corp the current industrial real estate market is so far the strongest that the veteran company has ever experienced. Only 2% of Metro Vancouver’s approximately 200 million square feet of industrial space is vacant. This is the tightest in Canada’s industrial market which is marked by soaring prices and the fast take-up of industrial developments.

The largest of the sevenindustrial projects in Delta is now underway with the first phase of Delta Link Business Park already 70% leased or sold. Beedie’s Delta Link Business Park has started last week with a 2-phase 533,765 square foot development in the Tilbury area. The development will cover more than 1 million square feet that will be occupied by 7 buildings.

At present, Delta dominates the Metro’s industrial landscape. Fraser Valley has 27.1 million square feet of industrial space with 3.4% vacancy rate. About 1.3 million square feet is now under construction. There is strong demand for industrial space from distribution and logistics space. One example is BC Liquor Distribution Branch that has leased 412,000 square feet at Delta Tilbury’s Industrial Park.

At the Delta Link Business Park, the newest tenants include Leon’s Furniture that leased 434,000 square feet of industrial space, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co and North Delta Seafoods. However, when demand is high, prices of industrial space certainly go up. According to results of a study made by Vancouver Real Estate Forum in April price per acre of Metro Vancouver industrial real estate has accelerated to $1.4 million up from $1 million 2 years ago.

For a real estate agent, time is always a priority but it is also important to focus on being productive instead of being busy. There are time management strategies that will help a real estate agent to be organized and more efficient.

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Famous Steakhouse From South America Coming To Old Metairie

Old Metairie used to house Chateau du Lac but since the business is no longer operational, it will be replaced by a new steakhouse that follows the South American style. You won’t have to join South America Tours in order to experience their steak.

BrasaChurrasqueria is set to be launched in the beginning of June. The steakhouse will be located at 2037 Metairie Road. It is the latest project offering by Edgar Caro who is the chef and restaurateur responsible for famous spots such as Basin Seafood & Spirits as well as Baru Bistro & Tapas.

The BrasaChurrasqueria will feature a kitchen that is cantered by a wood-fired grill. This is their way approaching the elements by using aroma, char and flavour to the dishes they cook. Caro shared that the menu will be more focused on a number of steaks that are inspired by the South American cultures when it comes to their passion for beef.

Caro explained that what they are hoping is to present to customers a traditional steakhouse from South America. He said that wherever one might be in South America, be it in Colombia where he was hailed, Argentina or Brazil, everyone is passionate when it comes to cooking steak and beef. This is the reason why he put up the steakhouse as a chance to reminisce as well as share the beautiful experience to the locals in New Orleans.

The menu will be presenting steak cuts popularly known in Latin America such as skirt steak, sirloin cap, entrana, and picanha. There will also be an option for filet mignon and available aged steaks for those who desire to have one. The restaurant built by Caro comes with its very own special aging room.

The wood-fired grill used by the restaurant was built specifically to the design Caro wanted. It is made of brick and iron. The very same ones can be seen by guests dining in steakhouses while in South America Tours. Caro is a native of Cartagena which is in the coast of Colombia. He transferred to New Orleans back in 1999 when he was still a college student. His very first restaurant was launched in 2007.

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Apple To Use Drones To Speed Up Improvements On Map Apps

When you see a city in an illustrated map, it feels like you are looking down from the windows of an airplane. For example, the best features of London are arranged in the right position with additional embellishments and characters. Meanwhile, how will London look in the Apple’s map apps?
Apple at present is doubling its efforts towards the Map apps. The technology company has gathered together a team of robotics and data collection experts so that conditions can be updated quickly using drones and other features. According to a report from Bloomberg, the team will assemble in Seattle. Other reports from Bloomberg have revealed that Apple was able to hire one person from Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery team to become part of the project.
On the other hand, GeekWire has reported several listings on the jobsite of Apple for software engineers that will focus on Seattle maps including a GIS analyst. Right now, Apple is using a fleet of sensor-equipped minivans to capture different conditions. Drones will be used to report any changes on roads like construction projects and increase the map updates.
Apple is also adding other map capabilities that will include views from the inside of buildings and navigational improvements. All these moves seem to be part of Apple’s attempt to catch up with the highly popular Google Maps. Apple has already launched a map app in 2012 but things started so bad that it necessitated an apology from Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple fell short on providing the user with a good experience because of the geographical errors, glitches in rendering and lack of transit maps.
Last year, Apple has filed for an exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration to be able to fly commercial drones. FAA has granted the exemption but there are still many challenges along the way like restrictions to fly drones near people.
A London City Illustrated Map will be easier to create through the use of drones because of the capability to look down on the best features of the city. Looking down, it will not only be the physical elements that will come to view but other distinctive landmarks.

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Is Cremation The Answer To The Rising Costs Of Cemetery Plots?

Over the last three years, an increasing number of Pasifika are sending their deceased to the Cook Island and Samoa for burial. The number rose by 36% or from 185 to 282 because the high cost of a cemetery plot in Auckland.

According to funeral director, FaapoLigaliga, every year the cemetery costs are rising in Auckland with the average price per burial plot at about $5,500 making it cheaper to send the deceased’s body to the islands for burial. Even if there are added costs like freight and the travel expenses for the family that wishes to accompany the funeral, it is still more affordable to hold the burial in an island.

However, for the Pasifika, the reason is not always about cost but the connection with the land and the family that still stays in the islands.

In the last 3 years, there were at least 98 repatriations to Rarotonga increasing by 19%. According to Robert Muriwai from South Auckland Funeral Services, he was approached by the Cooks Island government that had serious concerns regarding the growing numbers.

A huge amount of land is being taken up by the people who want their deceased loved ones to be buried in the island. Cook Islands want a cremation service as an alternative to the traditional burial in the cemetery plot. According to Muriwai, a joint venture is being considered but it will likely require an investment of $200,000. When he returns to Rarotonga, he will hold a meeting with the government to discuss the proposal in detail.

Cremation is now outpacing traditional burial because of the cost. Cremation is a lot cheaper than burial that requires a casket, embalmment and a cemetery plot. Cremation has become a more practical and sensible choice for families.

When the deceased is cremated, you have the option to use an urn for the ashes or cremation jewellery. There is wide range of cremation jewellery in Perth to choose from. You can opt for a stunning ruby made from ashes or jewellerycross that allows you keep the deceased close to your heart for always.

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Ways To Attract More Visitors For Websites

Web developers, both amateur and professional ones, are continuously striving to achieve one thing: to gain larger volume of visitors who will visit their website for more information on let’s say, about the various products an online store is selling. To begin with, why would you want to inform your visitors about the contents of your website? Let’s put it this way: without any useful information or any useful content for that matter, nobody would even waste their precious time and effort in even typing your website’s address in their search bar. Now, if you want your website to gain heavier volume of visitors on a consistent rate, you should attract them and not wait on them to come. In fact, it should be your responsibility as a web developer, regardless if you’re a newbie in the industry or a professional, to make sure that the website you are developing will look attractive to the visitors.

Every web developers want to gain more and more clients who will visit their website for more information. But the question is, how are you going to do it? How are you going attract new clients into your website? To answer those nagging questions, below are some of the commonly used ways to attract more visitors for your website:

  • When you have a website, it’s recommended that you also have a blog. Now, when you are into blogging, make sure you dedicate an entire blog post to a single idea to make it easier for readers to keep up and understand. Also, the headline of a post is everything. Make sure that the headline will instantly catch the attention of the readers.
  • Free is sometimes good. The best way to attract new visitors into visiting your website on a consistent basis is to give away freebies such as free copies of your novel that you are working on.
  • Make sure that whatever you are posting on your website, they are circulating around. You can do this by connecting your website to your social media account such as Facebook. Also, do make use of your unique #hashtag.

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Considerations Before Buying A 12 Volt LED Strip Lighting

Whenever you need to buy a 12 volt LED strip lighting for any purpose whether it’s to light up the side of your car or, to hype up the swimming pool in your own backyard, there are things you must consider first because even though the LED technology consumes less electricity compared to the conventional bulbs, choosing the wrong LED bulbs is extremely dangerous and it can make any house vulnerable to fire.  Below are the considerations you must remember for your own safety and for the safety of your family and properties as well:

  • First thing that you will need to consider is the kind of LED strip that your house or office needs. Keep in mind that there are four kinds of LED strips you can choose from: the DC LED Flex strips which is the perfect choice if you specifically need the 12 volt LED strip lighting; the AC LED Flex strips which are flexible and you just need to plug them into the right power outlet and they are working; the LED Rope Light which is usually encased in the standard light rope packaging; and the High Power LED strips which have rigid strips with built-in drivers and circuitry. If you are not sure which of the LED strips will be perfect for you to use, it’s recommended that you consult someone who has enough knowledge when it comes to LED technology.
  • The next thing you will need to consider is the actual length of a LED strip that you will use for example, for your awesome display cabinet which holds your collection of action figures. The length of the strip must be able to fit the dimension of the cabinet to prevent overloading.
  • Keep in mind that not all LED strips can produce the same amount of brightness. Determine how bright the LED strips will be for your home. If you install LED strips that are too bright for your cabinet, this will cause physical damage to the ones inside the cabinet over the course of time. Also, you have to decide what colour the LED strips will produce when it’s lighted up.
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