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Key trends and opportunities for New Zealand’s cities

Do you want to know more about shaping opportunities for your workplace, your assets, and your city?

August 02, 2021

In this flipbook, with insights from our guest speakers, we discuss the eight key trends that are shaping opportunities for New Zealand’s assets, workplaces, and cities.

At our Auckland and Wellington events we heard from Mayors, business leaders, corporate occupiers, and developers, as well as in what sounds like the opening to a bad joke, an economist, an urban designer, and a KiwiSaver provider. All of our speakers and panellists had a vision for what our two biggest cities could and should look like in the future, and how we might get there.

Cementing New Zealand’s place in the world

In the next 10 years we expect the population of our two biggest cities to swell – by over 12% in Auckland and 7.5% in Wellington – as a re-opening of our borders feeds migration and the return of international students from the second half of 2022. But are we just going to become a bigger version of what we are now or will we see substantive changes in our cities’ make up?

Breathing fresh life into the office experience

Asked if COVID-19 has killed the office, JLL Workplace Strategy Consulting Director Bryan Froud says it’s not dead, rather merely resting as it awaits to see what the next normal will bring. What we do know though, is that it won’t be the same again. So is 2021 the year to experiment with the three different working models?

Build to Rent: An ever more compelling case for NZ

The case for Build to Rent in New Zealand, which has been building for the last few years, has been accelerated by COVID. Economic and social forces on the back of the pandemic have conspired to increase its appeal as a needs-based, defensive investment opportunity. So where do the opportunities lie for investment?

Industrial sector taking big strides but aiming to leave small footprints

Over 70% of emissions associated with an industrial building’s life cycle are released during the occupation phase, meaning tenants of poor-performing buildings risk significant brand damage. So how can landlords and occupiers embrace sustainable practices while protecting their bottom line?

Download the report below to find out more about the opportunities in New Zealand’s cities.


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