Many are opposing legalization on moral grounds, and at least one nationalist MP has characterized prostitution as a Western value that is undermining young peoples understanding of Kazakh culture. Outside of parliament, the debate on legalization has focused mostly on economic questions. The idea has gained modest support from one womens advocacy organization, the Feminist League of Kazakhstan, but the groups representatives have nonetheless expressed skepticism that legalization would generate a bonanza of revenue for the state. The group contends that the number of prostitutes in Kazakhstan is comparatively low, thus, if taxed, the amount collected by the government would not be able to plug many budgetary gaps. Data on the number of sex workers in Kazakhstan is hard to come by. Estimates in recent years have not been made public: the Ministry of Interior does compile such statistics, but the information is classified and for Bonuses internal use only. In 2011, officials said there were 4,000 prostitutes working in the country. Unofficial sources, however, said the actual number could be double the government estimate. Some critics worry that legalization would present the wrong image of Kazakhstan to the outside world, and turn the country into an undesired sex-tourism destination.
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“Were currently seeing a significant lack of quality blocks of contiguous space over 5,000 square feet and as healthcare groups consolidate, the demand for functional larger blocks of space is increasing,” said CBREs Vince Femiano, who along with colleague Katie McIntyre will be responsible for the marketing and leasing of the new building. The property checks several boxes in its attractiveness as an investment. Its adjacent to the hospital with no ground lease restrictions, and medical interview for job the site has an opportunity for an ambulatory surgery center, Femiano added. In the Dallas market, KDC will develop a 155,000-square-foot project in Irving, TX, with construction beginning this fall on buildings of 95,000 and 50,000 square feet of office space and a surgery center in one of the Dallas markets largest medical developments. Year-over-year demand growth for medical office is nearly twice as strong as for standard office space and the MOB vacancy rate of 8% at the end of the second quarter is 260 basis points lower than the broader U.S. office market vacancy rate of 10.6%, noted Walter Page, CoStar director of office research. Click to Expand. Story Continues Below Since 2000, medical office absorption has grown at about a 1.3% annual rate compared to 0.7% for the broader office market, and the medical office sector has never posted a quarter of negative demand growth, even during the two recessionary periods since 2000, Page said. In 2015, sales activity accelerated amid increased buyer activity while the average price edged up 29% to $252 per square foot, surpassing 2007 levels, according to Marcus & Millichaps first-half 2016 medical office report.
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