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CMS: micro locations will surge in coming two decades, predicts younger generations

Nearly two-thirds of CMS’ survey real estate sector respondents (65%) are convinced that micro-living will become widespread in urban areas within 20 years. The consumers we polled have a split view, although a little over half agreeing they would sacrifice personal living space for the promise of better-shared facilities.

61% of iGens found this appealing versus 43% of Baby Boomers, a contrast not quite as stark as one might expect. According to the British Property Federation, there is still no common, global definition for what micro-living is. Such solutions sit along a spectrum with self-contained living at one end and shared living at the other. They typically sit below recommended minimum space standards.

This is one of the themes which will be discussed at Thursday’s Cradle to Grave Investment Briefing in Paris. To reserve your place, please click here. We are also running another session in Berlin on September 18, please reverse your place here.

This event is part of a series run in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam to share the latest research, insights and expertise. CMS will highlight new research into the macro-trends and lifestyle changes in six key cities (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester and Glasgow), and the key factors likely to drive growth and future demand for rented housing products across generations and societal groups.

You can benefit from the results of major polls in each location (1,000 respondents per city), exploring the expectations of consumers in the rented sector, particularly student housing, co-living, private rented sector and senior housing. The research also gathers the perspectives of global real estate investors, developers and agents, as well as a cross-section of players active in the various subsets at both the investment and operational level.

Leading experts in the market will discuss some of the key themes highlighted by the research and their perspective on the current market, key trends and investment opportunities.

Join us at this important investment briefing to discuss the current and future trends, prospects, risks and opportunities of this fast-evolving sector. Benefit from the latest research, the views of market experts from across Europe and share your own perspectives in this interactive, time-efficient briefing.

Registration is free but booking is essential – please confirm now to reserve your place.