CBRE recently published the results of their 2021 Global Investor Intentions Survey, which broadly paints a positive picture of recovery from pandemic-induced downturns across global real estate investment markets. CBRE is forecasting 15-20% year-on-year growth in 2021 global real estate investment volume as employees return to the office.
Within the 9 key trends identified from the survey, CBRE found investors are strengthening the appeal of the office with flex space offerings and experiential services. In terms of the most in-demand building attributes in the future, flexible office space options and shared meeting space ranked number one and two respectively. It’s also interesting to note that connected technology, building apps and touchless technology were also identified by more than half of respondents.