Urban Being The Future of City Living and the European ‘Beds Sector’

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This report from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang considers housing and demographic pressures in six key cities: London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester and Glasgow.

Through a major census of almost 6,500 people, the report uncovers the preferences of consumers when it comes to their living environment.

In particular, the report explores how affordability and supply issues, coupled with shifting technological, economic and lifestyle factors, are shaping demand for rented residential solutions across generations and societal groups.

Among other key findings,  61% of consumers said they would consider renting when they retire, and 92% of real estate professionals expected demand for retirement living to increase over 5 years, making it the most popular residential asset.