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RETHINKING: The Shape Of Real Estate 2040

06/05/2024

Quantifying The Spatial Requirements For The Future Of Real Estate In The UK

Consumer demand for the built environment can change quickly, yet real estate's ability to react to this change can be slow. As a result, supply and demand are often mismatched. It is essential we stay ahead of these shifts that are reshaping the industry.

Our latest report, RETHINKING: The Shape Of Real Estate 2040 External Link, takes into account the human behaviours, technological change and demographic shifts – as laid out in Future of Cities – that will determine the sectorial requirements across our real estate.

This gives us a basis for quantifying the spatial requirements for what we expect to be the fastest growing sectors in the UK.

The Recent Past:

Between 2005 and 2023, the quantum of real estate across England and Wales increased by 12% against a backdrop of numerous property cycles, alongside population and economic growth of 13% and 24% respectively.

To 2040:

Going forward, despite projections of a more subdued rate of economic and population growth, the requirements for real estate continue to be significant. 
This will be fundamentally driven by behavioural and demographic change as a result of technological advancement, demographic shifts and an evolution of the standards and requirements of our real estate.

10 Fastest Growing Real Estate Sectors:

  • Care Homes
  • Data Centres
  • Hotels
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics & Industrial
  • PBSA
  • Private Rented Sector
  • Retail Warehousing
  • Self Storage
  • Seniors Housing 

The report creates a benchmark for RETHINKING existing assets, not just for further development but also for allocation and liquidity across the investor universe.

LISTEN TO WHAT OUR SECTOR EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY

Why Investors And House Builders Need To Come Together To Solve The Housing Crisis
Why Investors And House Builders Need To Come Together To Solve The Housing Crisis

Why Choice Of Product Is Important If We Are To Deliver More Seniors Housing
Why Choice Of Product Is Important If We Are To Deliver More Seniors Housing

Building A Life Sciences Powerhouse
Building A Life Sciences Powerhouse

Re-Energising Retail How Are Experiences & Emotion Shaping Requirements To 2040
Re-Energising Retail: How Are Experiences & Emotion Shaping Requirements To 2040?

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The Benefits Of Integrating Student Accommodation In Our Community
Adaptable Social Amenity Spaces Will Boost Long-Term Rental Growth In Student Accommodation

Experience & Differentiation Is Essential In Attracting New Demand To The Hotel Sector
Experience & Differentiation Is Essential In Attracting New Demand To The Hotel Sector

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Futureproofing Office Space To Meet Evolving Workforce Expecations
Futureproofing Office Space For An Evolving Workforce

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A New Generation Of Demand, Supply And Consumer Expectations What's Next For Logistics & Industrial Property In The UK
A New Generation Of Demand, Supply And Consumer Expectations What's Next For Logistics & Industrial Property In The UK

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FAQ’s

a. Based on our analysis of demand-side drivers, by 2040, we expect to see a requirement for additional real estate across our commercial and residential stock to the tune of 11%.

a. Behavioural, technological and demographic demand-led drivers will determine UK real estate requirements over the long term.

a. Given the strong prospects for growth and the existing size of the markets, the logistics & industrial and living sectors are likely to attract the most investment through to 2040.

Meet the Team

Daryl Perry
Daryl Perry

Head of UK Research & Insight
London, United Kingdom


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David Charles Robert Haynes - London
David Haynes

Head of Specialist Markets, UK
London, United Kingdom


+44 207 152 5373

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Ben Cullen - London
Ben Cullen

Head of Offices, UK
London, United Kingdom


+44 207 152 5024

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Jonathan Thomas Leedham Birmingham
Jon Leedham

Head of Retail Logistics & Industrial
Birmingham, United Kingdom


+44 121 697 7256

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