Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019

27 November 2018


ETRE_Twitter_800x800_2Over 200 real estate leaders attended PwC’s Embankment Place office on Monday 5 November, where Gareth Lewis, a director in our Real Estate team and head of real estate research in the UK, and Lisette van Doorn, CEO of the Urban Land Institute Europe, launched the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2019.

The 16th annual report, published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC, is based on the opinions of 885 Real Estate professionals in 22 European countries and includes investors, developers, lenders, and advisors.

This year’s report concluded that  it is the hunt for secure long-term income that is driving current European real estate investment as the industry hedges against potential interest rate rises and an uncertain geopolitical backdrop." 

The report also examined the growing influence of social value alongside the financial returns from investments with many respondents believing the industry is moving towards using a wider range of non-financial measures to assess the value of real estate and real estate businesses.

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(L-R) Gillian Kane, Claire Beggan and Paul Irwin from PwC Research at the ETRE report launch in London

The report launch was followed by a lively panel discussion covering areas as diverse as investment decision-making in the current economic climate, social value and real estate, the future of the high street, co-living and co-working, and how technology will shape and change offices over the next decade.

For Gillian Kane, Paul Irwin and Claire Beggan who attended from PwC Research, it was a great opportunity to hear how our research findings resonated with the sector. A copy of the report can be found here.