How can you repurpose real estate in new, innovative ways?

Ripe for reinvention

Is it time to repurpose your real estate portfolio with flexibility, technology, sustainability and impact investing in front of mind?

Investors and developers are increasingly repurposing space across their real estate portfolios for a change of use because of new living and working habits among millions of people.  Office spaces are being redeveloped with hybrid work models and new technology in mind, and shuttered retail stores are being repurposed into logistics or housing to cater to new community preferences.

Meanwhile, sustainability has reached the top of the real estate agenda with energy efficient buildings generating a premium. Investors are increasingly accountable for the social impact of their decisions and are balancing their portfolios to include impact investments and meet Net Zero Carbon targets - 69 percent of investors say that sustainability is now a higher priority than in 2020.

Investors at the forefront of these trends, who understand the opportunities, risks, and costs across their real estate portfolio will build resilience to withstand future social and economic shifts.

Reasons to repurpose

Focus on sustainability and impact investing

As investors become increasingly accountable for the wider social impact and social responsibility of their decisions, there will be a shift towards the inclusion of impact investments across their portfolios. Energy efficient buildings are gaining in importance and will generate a premium.

Cater to demand for hybrid work-live-play

As lines between work and life blur, hybrid real estate models are emerging and triggering a need to reassess the experience on offer in office buildings, shopping centres and hotels. Investors who repurpose existing assets with flexibility and technology at front of mind will outperform. 

Build resilience for the future

The search for stable income streams is the primary driver among real estate owners and investors to repurpose assets, as they revaluate properties for a change of use to guard against future social and economic shocks that may upend their portfolios.

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Restructuring and refinancing a major UK hotel group

Shearings Hotels owned and leased 40 hotels to an operating company but they ran into financial difficulty during the pandemic. JLL advised on the restructuring and refinancing of the business, including an enforcement and asset realisation strategy.

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