The real estate investment industry will inevitably be impacted by the effects of COVID-19 but some sectors will be hit harder than others. Retail and hotel have been among the first victims of this crisis, with declining rents and lower occupancy rates. The office sector has been relatively unscathed compared to others but what’s going to happen in the long term? Last but not least logistics, online demand is fuelling the growth of e-commerce and logistics, which opportunities will this sector bring to real estate investors?
Which sectors will survive or reinvent themselves and which ones require structural changes in the new world we find ourselves in? Or, is COVID-19 simply a catalyst, accelerating the sector trends that we were already there or expected to be there soon.
On Thursday 2 July at 11:00 CET, we were joined in the INREV Live Online studio by four sector experts who gave their views on the European real estate outlook and sectors.