In the era of falling demographics, when employers have difficulty recruiting and retaining employees, artificial intelligence and robotics are a potential response to labor shortages. But will future jobs match the skills of people entering the labor market? How will modern information and communication technologies transform the construction industry and commercial real estate market?
These and other questions were answered by experts during this year's edition of the Wrocław Agglomeration Real Estate Forum in Wrocław.
The meeting was started by Paweł Boczar, Associate Director at CBRE who outlined the main trends that will cause, among others, in 2040 more than half of the employees to work remotely, and the demand for office space will be halved. In turn, Aleksandra Kalina, Negotiator for Lease and Marek Stasieńko, Regional Lease Director at Skanska Property Poland presented the latest and ultra-modern investment of Centrum Południe, and Kamila Sieniuta - Junior Leasing Manager, Echo Investment presented how the revitalization of so far neglected post-industrial areas increased the attraction of the area and restored these areas to residents. In turn, Karina Kreja, International Concept Manager and Workplace Expert, Kinnarps Polska talked about the latest trends in the way of work and how offices, and thus furniture, must adapt to the changing reality and expectations of users. Dominik Łoś, Associate Director at CBRE, described the changes that are taking place and will take place in the logistics real estate market under the influence of such phenomena as big data, internet of things, artificial intelligence and industry 4.0. The meeting ended with a discussion of the participants, joined by Bartosz Plewa, Cushman & Wakefield, and Damian Kowalczyk, Development Director, Panattoni Europe on mega trends and how to prepare for the changing conditions.