The Future of CRE Investment :
How digital transformation is changing the global real estate economy
Recent achievements in technological innovation are disrupting traditional archetypes as they relate to “bricks and mortar”. As the dream of digital transformation becomes a reality, entire segments of the global real estate economy are shifting at unprecedented speeds. This opens new financial opportunities for those able to adapt to a marketplace that rewards continuous innovation, but it also presents a whole new set of challenges to those who can’t evolve quickly enough to meet the changing demands of the future economy. Faster and more agile real estate companies will quickly outperform and scale past monolithic corporations unable to harness the exponential growth opportunities emerging out of a digital revolution that is racing towards a singularity.
As data and information become more accessible and transmissible, commercial real estate (CRE) markets offer investors a compounding number of choices. This improved access has the potential to democratize traditional economic boundaries while optimizing financial performance. That said, more data and information can have the counter effect of exponentially increasing the calculative burden associated with investment decisions, leaving market participants increasingly susceptible to human error.