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Technological Trends

Engaging the future

Abigail Dean
Head of Sustainability, Real Estate
Alice Breheny
Head of Research, Real Estate
Jack Sibley
Technology & Innovation Strategist, Real Estate
Engaging the future

Investing in tomorrow’s world


The real estate industry is well accustomed to dealing with cyclical change. However as we look to the future, it is essential to understand the fundamental structural change and disruption occurring in the industry. A collaboration between Nuveen Real Estate and MIPIM, with contribution from ESSEC Business School’s students, this report includes our thoughts on the main drivers of structural changes that we believe are most relevant in shaping the future of real estate. We also highlight our favorite ‘MIPIM talk’ topics from this year’s conference.

We recognize three main categories of structural change —

  1. Demographics
  2. Technology
  3. Sustainability 

All three categories overlap, complement and reinforce each other. As well as being a potential threat, we believe this disruption presents opportunities to create value. Therefore, it is key to have a deep understanding of the character and scope of these three mega-trends in order to harness such opportunities. At Nuveen Real Estate, taking a strategic approach to these structural disruptors is part of our tomorrow’s world philosophy. This sits at the core of our investment process, informing our long-term view of real estate investments for the enduring benefit of both clients and society.



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