In real estate, as in other economic sectors, this principle holds true. Although we must certainly invent the buildings and services for the future, it is equally important to focus on the current needs of customers, whether expressed or not. In this regard, a single word sums up these new demands that are transforming the real estate sector: flexibility.
Fortuitously, this reinvention of real estate functions coincides with the tremendous development of technologies that can connect almost anything. When “empathetic buildings” become a reality – in other words a connected building that knows almost all the lifestyle habits of its occupants – these buildings of the future will adapt to the needs of their occupants. In becoming a quasi-transparent object, thanks to the knowledge gained from data collected about its uses, the status of a building will change – from being a simple “production tool” it will become a “relationship tool”. It is a genuine revolution that is perfectly suited to this quest for new uses and the ongoing need for real estate to go hand in hand with flexibility.