By:   Richard Barkham, Ph.D., MRICS, Chief Economist, Global Research and Richard Holberton, Senior Director, EMEA Research & Consultancy

Long-run changes in demography, communications and work patterns mean the needs and preferences of the workforce are driving the corporate real estate agenda more than ever before. With these trends disproportionately favouring locations that offer a high quality of experience, amenity and collaborative opportunity, we expect intra-urban value gradients to steepen in many markets.