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Welcome to an ageing world


As our two year anniversary has come up so quickly, we are not alone in getting older. Looking at the global distribution of age with under five vs over 65 years old, we are about to reach a global milestone. For the first time, people over 65 will outnumber those below five years.

Ageing societies is a phenomena of the western world, but it also becoming the norm around the globe in places like China and South America, who are ageing quickly as their economies and healthcare develop.  With this trend the need to become more accommodating for seniors will be crucial for their participation in society.

The real estate industry is still trying to figure out if care homes will become an asset class like others, but it is not only about care homes, making existing shopping centres and offices more accessible and senior friendly will be a priority necessary when 15% of all global population is above 65% in 2050. In most countries we are active as a business the percentage of over 65 year olds today is already substantially higher, with 22% in Italy, and 21% in Germany, and 17% in the UK. 


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Stefan Wundrak

Stefan Wundrak

Head of European Research

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