In our new Demographic Outlook Report, we look at the key real estate trends coming in 2020, including:
By 2030, projections indicate that London will join Moscow and Paris as the third European megacity with more than 10 million inhabitants. The trend in larger cities is only set to continue, with most major European cities set to grow further in size over the next decade.
Singles, seniors and shared living
Real estate is reacting to these changes by focusing on special senior housing complexes, luxury residential apartments, gated communities, and micro-apartment buildings for young people and business commuters. Retailers are attempting to make shopping more attractive for older people, while co-working, shared living and urban logistics spaces also hold out great opportunities.
Mixed use and repurposed assets
Developers and investors should also look to the development and regeneration of mixed-use schemes in dense urban centres – as well as adapting redundant assets (car parking, fuel stations, non-performing retail galleries) to new markets such as last mile logistics, click & collect, flexible office space and micro-living.