Portfolio managers will need to aggressively decarbonise their European real estate investments this decade if they are to stay aligned with the EU’s ‘Green Deal’ carbon dioxide emission target cuts.
The world is still firmly in the grip of the Corona pandemic. Fears of a renewed lockdown are driving many people and businesses. This is also noticeable in the real estate industry.
The global coronavirus pandemic is also creating opportunities, with the acceleration of key megatrends being one example. Digital transformation of the real estate industry has gained added momentum. By Isobel Lee
Smart buildings are set to revolutionise the real estate sector. Sensors capture a building’s usage data and the building control system is adjusted accordingly. Pilot projects have already provided reliable proof of concept.
The opportunities that blockchain technology offers the real estate industry have been talked about for years. Now we are finally seeing the first practical applications, but much of the potential of blockchain remains untapped.
Cooperation with different players on a common platform offers great opportunities for real estate firms. Union Investment is one of the first companies in the industry to deploy a digital ecosystem of this kind. By Christian Hunziker