World Economic Forum

Future of Real Estate

Our vision for the future of cities and buildings is based on four pillars: liveability, sustainability, resilience and affordability.

“Let us stop waiting for others to set the example and start today, by committing to everyday incremental changes.”

—Coen van Oostrom, Founder and CEO, EDGE Technologies

"As we plan for a sustainable global post-pandemic recovery, this framework shows how we can come together to shape the future of real estate for a better world.”

—Christian Ulbrich, Global CEO and President, JLL

The drastic impact of COVID-19 and the deepening of related crises have underscored the need for buildings and cities to be liveable, sustainable, affordable and resilient. With leadership from real estate CEOs and input from their deputies, this framework outlines this vision, along with a set of enablers and case studies to help drive progress.

The Framework explores these Key Pillars along with critical Enablers from both the city level and asset class view. Recommended actions for both the public and private sectors are also outlined.

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