The latest figures from the UN put the world’s population at 7.7bn. This is expected to increase by a further 2bn by 2050 before reaching 11bn by the end of the century. Retail property might be suffering the effects of modern (online) shopping habits, but demand for housing is only going to get stronger.
A global housing affordability crisis is deepening, as costs rise and luxury units dominate development activity. Christopher O’Dea reports
There is growing shortage of affordable housing for America’s working middle class, writes Christopher O’Dea
Post-war modular housing fell out of favour, but in today’s residential markets investors are again looking at prefabrication. Christopher O’Dea
Multifamily developers and institutional investors continue to build more stock and new renters duly arrive. But, asks Christopher O’Dea, for how long?
Increasingly unaffordable housing has boosted demand for co-living. Christopher O’Dea
Stagnant house prices and an increasingly drawn-out Brexit have cast doubt on the housing sector in the UK. But the private-rented sector continues to attract investors, reports Jennifer Bollen
There are some striking commonalities between how the Irish and UK governments are supporting institutional investment in housing. Stephen Ryan explores
The case for pan-European residential strategies is building momentum. Jennifer Bollen reports
The Chinese government is keen to develop a private-rented housing sector, and institutional investors are more than willing to help. Florence Chong reports
Warburg Pincus has led the charge into Chinese real estate. Florence Chong charts its expansion
Ivanhoé Cambridge has recognised a change in global real estate markets and is adapting itself to new markets and new technology
Micro housing is spreading across Asia-Pacific. Florence Chong looks at why small is becoming big
Investors are under-valuing residential REITs at a time when urbanisation and pressures on affordability are supporting a positive outlook. Chris O’Dea reports
Europe’s ageing populations have serious implications for real estate investment. Rachel Fixsen investigates how fund managers are responding to the challenge
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