Future Cities


Read 'Future Cities', the second in a series of special reports brought to you by TH Real Estate and PERE.

In 2015, PERE published 'The Future of Real Estate'. It was a concerted effort to demonstrate where an international real estate investment thesis should begin. Centred on our Megatrends research, the report comprised studies of five demographic trends aimed at underpinning a multi-jurisdiction, institutional investment strategy. Through an effective understanding of the trends: urbanisation; the shift in economic power from the west to the east; the rise of the global middle class; ageing demographics and; global interconnectedness, investors should be on the path to making the right investment calls.

The next stage comes in the projection of these understandings onto the world map in order to work out which markets best reflect the Megatrends. Real estate as an institutional investment asset class is split into four major food groups: offices, retail, residential and logistics, as well as a growing number of alternative sectors including hotels, student accommodation and care homes to name just a few.

In each chapter, our research team analyses five cities for each major asset class which it believes benefit from one or more of the Megatrends. A further fifth chapter is dedicated to the alternative asset classes as these too are expected to play an increasingly important part in the institutional portfolio.

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Alice Breheny

Alice Breheny

Global Head of Research

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