Welcome to the 2021 edition of Real Estate Predictions. Deloitte firms from around the world have collaborated to analyze the latest developments that are impacting the future of real estate. For an inspiring outlook on 2021 and beyond, please read our predictions and find out more about the future of work, sustainability, digitalization, and innovation in the real estate sector.
5G as an enabler for new and smarter ways of working
2020 has been a tumultuous year full of seismic shifts. It is easy to forget that another impactful infrastructure change is quietly taking place. The next wave of digital disruption is on course and 5G will be the ”glue” that will tie all of our devices, buildings, and cities together, enabling new and smarter ways of working.
Gaming the commercial real estate talent conundrum
COVID-19 has disrupted human connections, which are at the heart of the commercial real estate (CRE) business. Last year, leaders in all industries were challenged to digitalize many aspects of work while shifting and engaging employees in a virtualized environment. Looking ahead, what does this tell us about the future of work in real estate?
Gaining a competitive edge in real estate with AI-driven geospatial analytics
Data analysis can significantly improve decision-making in real estate. From valuation, sale/purchase of properties, and contracting to negotiations, risk analysis, and planning. In 2021, all eyes will be on AIdriven geospatial analytics. Why? Because it is a quick, lean and affordable way to provide address-specific rental predictions and explainable transparency.
Innovation & construction in the shade of global crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has shed light on another well-known crisis that has the potential of exponentially harming humanity to a point of no return – global warming. If we want to avoid the many consequences of global warming, we should accelerate our efforts, starting now. How can digitalization and innovation enable the industry to prepare for a sustainable future?