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The Development Studio and Ando Living

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3 July 2024

Episode 656

31 minutes


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We explore smart urban development and innovative real-estate strategies with two founders leading the transformation of city spaces. Founder Keith Kerr talks about the evolution of The Development Studio, highlighting its design focus and adaptability in Hong Kong’s competitive market. Plus: Ando Living chairman Hakan Kodal discusses the company’s focus on neighbourhood connectivity, opportunities in the serviced apartment market and its expansion into key European cities.

 

3 July 2024

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Chapter 1

The Development Studio

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Keith Kerr, founder and chairman of The Development Studio, talks about his transition from leading a major developer to running a niche-focused company in Hong Kong. He reflects on navigating fluctuating economic climates and the importance of careful site selection.

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Founder and chairman Hakan Kodal discusses the growth of Ando Living, its focus on transforming Mediterranean city centres into interconnected neighbourhoods and challenges in the serviced-apartment market.

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