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Domain Timber Advisors Achieves Record Year in Land Sales

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Domain Capital Group, LLC, a comprehensive private investment management services firm, today announced its subsidiary, Domain Timber Advisors, closed 78 land sales last year, surpassing its 50 total transactions in 2019.

The sales ranged from two to 10,700 acres, with an average of 470 acres. Of the more than 36,000 acres sold in 2020, most occurred in the Southeast while many others were completed in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest and other U.S. timberland regions. Domain Timber has an additional 35 transactions, totaling 16,500 acres of timberland and environmental assets, under agreement for sale.

Our record setting year was partly driven by individuals who wanted to purchase small, rural tracts outside of large cities for varying pandemic-related reasons, said Joe Sanderson, managing director of natural resources at Domain Timber Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. Due to COVID, there was a considerable increase in outdoor recreational activities, which helped further boost sales. Purchasing interest remains strong for these types of properties and we expect the trend to continue through the first half of this year.

In 2020, buyers also included adjacent landowners, those interested in longer-term timber management and others looking to build homes or subdivisions. In many instances, purchasers sought a mixture of property uses, including recreation and timber management. These properties are historically well-managed forestlands that have been thoughtfully maintained to accommodate multiple uses.

About Domain Capital Group:

Atlanta-based Domain Capital Group, LLC provides comprehensive private investment management services, through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries, to institutions, public and private pensions, corporations, foundations, endowments and high-net-worth individuals. Domain Capital Groups investment professionals are experienced across a diverse range of asset classes and investment strategies, including real estate, natural resources, media, entertainment, technology and credit and other financial services. As of September 30, 2020, Domain managed approximately $6.1 billion in total assets through its two registered subsidiaries, Domain Capital Advisors, LLC and Domain Timber Advisors, LLC. The assets are comprised of approximately $5.5 billion in real estate, debt, alternative and other assets constituting Regulatory Assets Under Management (RAUM) and another $664 million in non-RAUM real properties. Please refer to each registered investment advisors most recent Form ADV for additional details. For further information about Domain Capital Group, visit domaincapitalgroup.com.

Mike Rieman

Cookerly Public Relations

404-419-9230

[email protected]

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A1 WORKMAN responds to the market of the home renovation trends

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 9 February
2021 – Although Covid-19 has brought depression to the world, it does not
affect the “customization enthusiasm” in Hong Kong’s renovation industry,
rather, it helps the business to grow. Whether it is office renovation or
household renovation, many people hope to improve productivity by personalizing
the space, which further helps to improve their quality of life and the efficiency
at work.

Business
owners renovate their offices with emphasis on practicality and flexibility of
space

According
to the latest published report on January 2021, Premium Office Rent Tracker,
December 2020, office rents in Central and Eastern districts Hong Kong are
among the top 20 in the world. Among them, rents of the central districts are
the most expensive, reaching the cost of 
$240/square feet every year. Moreover, as the Hong Kong marketing
environment is changing rapidly, the traditional office working mode needs to
adapt to the constantly changing needs for the work environment. Due to the
great impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s inevitable for the companies to
make some adjustments, whether integrate or expanse business, therefore, the question
for business owners to consider is how to make the best use of the small space.

John Wong, the manager of A1 WORKMAN, said that more than 30% of
customers choose to renovate their offices and use the custom furniture
services in order to maximize the use of the space as well as coordinating the
office styles. Besides, customers desire to have more than just a flexible
office space but an office to meet the future intelligence requirement.


The
large amount of old houses increase the need for second-hand apartments renovation

 

According
to the reports from Centaline Property Agency, 60% of apartments purchased by
Hong Kong consumers are among the categories of buildings aged 15 years or
above and secondhand houses. These second-hand apartments are worrying many
residents as they might have safety issues or structural problems, therefore,
there are increase demands of old house renovation services in Hong Kong. “We
too receive a lot of inquires from people regarding the renovation services,
many property buyers tend to renovate their secondhand apartments before moving
in, and before the renovation starts, demolition and restoration need to be
done first. On the other hand, some people are concerned about the water-proof
ability because the buildings are old, so they also want to use the renovation
service.

Though people are fond of online shopping for disinfection
home appliances and DIY small projects, they still rely on renovation companies
for the big projects.


According to our survey, over 40% of property
owners hope to redefine their homes based on their own aesthetic and living habits,
creating the “ideal home” in accord with the personality and needs. However,
most people are not able to do it due to the lack of time and the lack of
skill, they may do some DIY works for small items, yet they still rely on
renovation companies for the bigger project. In addition, people stay home
longer now because of the pandemic and many families choose to order home
appliances online, as a result, some Hong Kong renovation firms decided to
establish the online stores for household appliances to meet this need. Take A1
WORKMAN for example, they set up a website for online home appliance purchase
which not only provides online inquiry services but also delivery and on-site instillation
service in areas like Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Kwai Tsing, etc.
According to A1 WORKMAN, the best selling products are sterilization air
conditioner, fan, air purifier, vacuum cleaner, kitchen appliances and so on.

The use of space in the future is sure to
change along with the development of the society, it is going to suit the needs
of everyday life and the change of home/office settings. No matter the development,
the first and foremost requirement is to be safe and practical. In a word, the
priority of renovation and remodeling is to focus on quality and safety.

About A1 WORKMAN

A1 WORKMAN is a professional renovation company in Hong Kong. It undertakes various renovation projects. Their business includes: home decoration, air-conditioning engineering, store and warehouse decoration, banner production, office and building construction, building inspection, aluminum window construction, home furnishing and commercial demolition and restoration, door lock installation and change. https://workman.com.hk/

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New Fujitsu LIFEBOOK takes New Workstyle Productivity to the Next Level

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News facts:

  • New line-up to enable the new normal includes high-performance
    business notebooks with 11th Gen Intel® CoreTM
    vProTM Processor
  • Super-lightweight flagship LIFEBOOK U9 models weigh starting at 756g
  • Ultra-mobile premium LIFEBOOK U7 is up to 15% smaller
    and thinner than previous generation.

 

Hong Kong
SAR – Media OutReach – 9 February, 2021 – Fujitsu today introduces upgraded LIFEBOOK commercial
notebook designed in line with today’s working styles. The new FUJITSU Notebook
LIFEBOOK U9, U7 and E5 series feature up to the 11th generation Intel®
Core™ i7 vPro® processors and a host of all-round enhancements.

 

Super-lightweight design redefines no-compromise working

The new-generation
Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U9311 is built to focus on the new normality for busy executives.
With up to the 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 vPro®
processor and even smaller, more powerful, and lighter than before — weighing
just from 756 grams — the new flagship model of LIFEBOOK range redefines
no-compromise working. Also introducing the featherlight LIFEBOOK U9311X1
convertible, with the generous 13.3″ FHD touchscreen, AES pen with WACOM
technology, rear camera and full set of interfaces, it is your best companion in
remote workplace.

  

Real-world
improvements match today’s working styles

Available in a
range of popular sizes2, the LIFEBOOK U7 introduces a near-frameless
display3 on 14″ and 15.6″ models. They are thinner and up to 15%
smaller than previous generation. This slimline look, combined with a warm silver
color, gives the new models a strong visual presence. The LIFEBOOKs are good
lookers in a near-frameless screen design and Intel® IRIS® Xe graphics that gives stunning graphics
with an immersive experience for graphics-intensive applications.

 

Built for
videoconferencing:
A
built-in HD camera can be closed with an ultra-tiny privacy camera shutter4,
and an electronic ePrivacy filter narrows the readable angle of the screen5.
It gives the best-ever audio for LIFEBOOK from the dual array microphone
featured with noise cancellation technology.

 

Secure by
design:
New LIFEBOOK models
integrate Windows Hello, while Fujitsu’s contactless PalmSecureTM
biometric authentication provides the highest security and hygience standard. The
series feature Intel® Hardware Shield, available exclusively on the
Intel® vPro® platform, that provides comprehensive
hardware-based security for business, including below-the-OS-security protection,
application and data security protection, and advanced threat detection.

 

The best connectivity: The latest LIFEBOOK series offers
best-in-class connectivity with full sized LAN, HDMI,
USB-A and ThunderboltTM 4 ports for charging, speedy file
transfer and connect to display in one cable. The new 65Wh four-cell battery6 brings
superb battery performance which enables a full working day of cable-free
runtime.

 

Powerful business platform — LIFEBOOK E5

Fujitsu also
introduces the new generation LIFEBOOK E5 series, featuring robust chassis and
all-round security functions including Fujitsu PalmSecureTM Sensor7,
built-in smartcard reader7, discrete TPM7 and privacy
camera shutter. Legacy features such as service door for convenient
self-upgrade and full size interfaces will be continuously supported in this
new generation.

 

Pricing and availability

Availability of
the new LIFEBOOK varies across countries and region. Prices vary by country and
configuration.

 

Notes

1 LIFEBOOK U9311X will be available in
specific regions and countries only.

2 Three new advanced line models are
available: LIFEBOOK U7311(13.3″) , U7411(14″); and U7511 (15.6″).

3 Available on LIFEBOOK U7411 and U7511.

4Available on LIFEBOOK U9311, U7 and E5
series.

5 Available on LIFEBOOK U7311 and U7411 (optional).

6 Available on LIFEBOOK U7411 and U7511.

7 Optional features.

 

www.fujitsu.com/lifebook-ap

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/fujitsu.business

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 130,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

 

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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GEODIS Charters Tonnage to Alleviate Container Capacity Shortage on Asia-Europe Trade

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LEVALLOIS, PERRET – Media
OutReach
 – 10
February 2021 – GEODIS, a leading global supply chain operator, provides
its customers with guaranteed space in an ultra-tight sea freight market from
China to Europe.



GEODIS provides its customers with guaranteed space in an ultra-tight sea freight market from China to Europe

 

The first 1,000TEU[1] capacity vessel, operated
exclusively by GEODIS, is scheduled to arrive in Hamburg on 28 February. This ship
is carrying a total of 435 forty-foot containers for customers who have found
it increasingly difficult to secure space with regular carriers at a viable rate.
The next vessel sailing is scheduled to leave Shanghai around 10 February.
Depending on demand, GEODIS will plan additional sailings over the coming
weeks.

 

Mathias
Hansen is Senior Vice President Global Ocean Freight for GEODIS, “We understand the current market
challenges resulting from unprecedented customer demand and the limitations of
ocean carrier capacity and sailings from China and other parts of Asia,” he
observed.  “We are working hard to find
solutions for our customers. Hence, this
exclusive vessel charter to supplement fixed long-term agreements we have with
core carriers.  We strive to deliver
certainty to our customers amid the unstable market.”

 

“These market forces have created variable
and unforeseen spikes in demand for Asian goods,” comments Onno Boots, GEODIS’ Regional President and
CEO for Asia Pacific. “Our primary aim is to offer multi-modal
solutions to our existing customers to enable them to ship on time and in a
reasonably economic manner. As an adaptable and innovative service provider,
GEODIS is permanently looking for alternatives including rail, ocean and air
products that fulfil this aim for shippers on the increasingly volatile Far
East West Bound (FEWB) trade lane.”

 

Ivan Siew, Managing Director, China, adds, “Ocean freight services out
of China have been in high demand, in the ride up to Chinese New Year and
beyond. We are focused on ensuring that our customers continue to depend on
GEODIS to deliver innovative solutions in accordance with evolving market
demands. As the biggest supplier of goods to the world, using all freight
modes, China is particularly affected by the changes in availability of
capacity and shipping containers. These ocean charters provide much relief to
the companies we serve and we are proud to be stepping up our response as the
situation changes.”


[1] Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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