Global Outlook 2019

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Global Outlook 2019


Global Outlook is Knight Frank’s forecast report looking at the trends shaping the property markets of 33 leading cities. The report provides an outlook for 2019 and beyond for offices, industrial, retail and residential property, as well as alternative sectors, like hotels, care homes and student accommodation.

Key trends include:

  • Rising tech sector demand and tight development pipelines will drive office demand in the Global Cities in 2019, resulting in further rental growth.

  • Industrial and logistics property are expected to continue benefiting from rising e-commerce demand, and tight supply for large units.

  • Retail will remain in a period of structural change, although this could generate opportunities via change of use.

  • Investors’ desire to diversify portfolios is high, and this will draw them towards the alternative sectors, like healthcare, hotels, multi-housing and student accommodation.