Partner, Head of
Earlier this year, we held our ‘Future of Living’ event in front of a
packed auditorium at the Institute of Engineering & Technology.
In the section which follows, my colleagues provide their
reflections on some of the presentations.
Not in recent history has there been such a wave of change
affecting the use, ownership and investment in real estate.
Residential property sits on the front line of this change, having
a diverse consumer component. On the one hand consumer
demands and occupational models are setting an ever higher
bar on matters such as flexibility, design and added services. On
the other, there has never been a stronger imperative to deliver
housing, and to do so in a sustainable and cost effective manner.
We were fortunate to have a world-class rostrum of speakers to
give their views on some of these issues, to cast a glance into how
we might live in the future, and to offer their views on what this
might mean for investment in residential property.
The current pace of change is disruptive and unsettling for
many incumbents, but with change comes both opportunity and
threats. Navigating a path through this change is something that
we are very focussed on at Cushman &Wakefield, and the ‘The
Future of…’ conference series sits as an important component of
our wider Futures programme. Our next event is on the Future
of Shopping, to be held in Autumn. We hope to see you there!
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
FUTURE OF LIVING