Real Estate

Views on the ‘new normal’ in real estate

By Luke Dixon
Head of Real Estate Research - Real Estate Sydney, Australia

In this paper, we share some of our views on navigating the 'new normal' in real estate. A summary of some highlights in this paper include:

  • COVID-19 will permanently transform the way we shop, work and play.
  •  Markets that flatten the curve sooner will rebound quicker.
  • Sectors aligned to online fulfillment, wellness, household consumption and flexibility are well placed to prosper in the wake of COVID-19.
  • Core, long WALE strategies will likely dominate capital flows, as investors turn increasingly defensive.
  • Core logistics will grow as the investment market favourite, as investors lift allocations to the sector.
  • The office of the future will be spacious, wellness focused and more flexible, to accommodate greater workforce mobility.
  • Retail and consumer spending will cool, while e-commerce competition will sharply accelerate.
  • Logistics fulfillment and inventory led by online household good demand looks set to drive strong demand story long term.
  • Defensive alternatives such as medical office and multifamily will be compelling as “next gen core”.

Real Estate House View 2020

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