The global employment market has changed rapidly in the last ten years, in such a dynamic and uncertain global marketplace anything could happen. Colliers International will be examining Generation Y’s effect on real estate through a series of white papers.

Who are Generation Y and are they really so different?

Generation Y, broadly speaking, is the generation of techno-savvy, digitally sophisticated twenty to thirty year olds, who are now starting to dominate the workplace.

From increasing the outsourcing of the workforce from Eastern Europe to understanding how to retain Generation Y staff beyond the two year horizon, this series of reports explores the different aspects of how Generation Y effect will impact the real estate market.

Over the next 20 years workspace planning needs will have significantly changed. At Colliers International we want to support investors, developers and occupiers, equipping them with the knowledge to better understand the future of the offices sector and decipher the various stages of maturity along the ‘Gen Y curve’.

This research is being completed in six stages so an accurate office space algorithm can be established. Three of the reports have already been published: