GMO 2020: A New Decade, recap

As 2020 is the start of a new decade we wanted to try to look forward and consider what will/may influence retail and real estate funds, in particular GMO, as we move towards 2030. 200 participants joined our panels of experts in an open discussion on what technologies are impacting the retail and real estate markets.

Five Insights Learned

  1. The outlook for bricks and mortar German grocery stores looks stable. Digitalisation is not the same as e-commerce with retailers focusing on addressing customer needs and focusing on overall retail experience.
  2. Drone deliveries could provide a low cost, high speed, environmentally friendly solution to last mile logistics, potentially working together with grocery stores in the future.
  3. Blockchain has the ability to revolutionise the way real estate sector operates from smart contracts to management and execution of property sales and leases.
  4. The continuation of a lower for longer interest rate environment will result in debt remaining cheaper for longer and the yield gap will remain between food retail assets and government bonds.
  5. Greenman OPEN targets to achieve €1bn AUM by the end of 2020.








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