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Paul Dean

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Paul Dean

About Paul Dean

Splitting his time between the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, Paul is a veteran leader in international resort development consultancy. His forward-looking vision and enviable breadth of experience has won him plaudits among leading international business analysis providers including the Economist Intelligence Unit, Mintel and Lexis Nexis. He has authored sector-defining studies on hotel and mixed-use resort development, the Southeast Asian vacation ownership market, the global resort industry and the international vacation ownership industry. His latest work is a tome on Shared Ownership.

Blockchain Applications and Tokenization

By |2020-02-12T16:10:45+08:00January 23rd, 2020|Blockchain, Featured, Insights|

Asset-tokenization is the one-to-one mapping between physical assets or digital assets and the digital certificates generated by blockchain. Examples of assets include commercial buildings, hotels, houses, stocks and financial securities, digital collectables, intellectual property and works of art and this list is by no means exhaustive. If you are a [...]

Blockchain Technology and Real Estate

By |2020-02-12T16:11:44+08:00January 23rd, 2020|Blockchain, Insights|

“Blockchain” is most frequently heard these days within the “FinTech” and “PropTech” environments along with terms such as “Distributed Ledger Technology”, “Smart Contracts”, “Tokens”, “Wallets” plus language to describe the myriad types of Ledgers found within the Blockchain environment.  As can be expected with any new technology, industry-specific nomenclature has [...]

Blockchain Implications on the Shared Ownership of Real Estate

By |2020-02-12T16:11:54+08:00January 23rd, 2020|Blockchain, Insights|

The foundations of the Sharing Economy The term 'Sharing Economy' has grown to become an umbrella term for a wide range of non-ownership forms of consumption activities such as swapping, trading, renting and exchanging.  The Sharing Economy is typically defined by two key elements. Firstly, an online platform which connects [...]