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What the cities of the future will look like

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All cities are facing similar challenges when it comes to their environmental footprint, climate change and related pollution issues. This is due to the likely overpopulation of urban areas in the coming decades; space in cities is limited, leading to higher density and to a significant increase in demand for housing, services, healthcare and mobility. 

From one perspective, cities have a better ecological profile than non-urban areas due to their lower per-capita emissions, but conversely they create challenges such as concentrated pollution and stress on local resources, such as water and electricity. Social segregation is one consequence of this density, if authorities do not upgrade their current processes and systems. A start would be to use available space inside cities to profit from their density and dynamism by fostering innovation hubs. 

In our ‘CRE - Our industry today, tomorrow & beyond’ report I offer insights on how forces like sustainability and demographic change will shape the cities of tomorrow.



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Eva Escaig

Head of Occupier Services | Germany


Well respected within the industry, Eva is a Managing Director with over 20 years of global experience within Real Estate. Eva has a wealth of knowledge having advised clients from a transaction, consulting, architectural and civil engineer perspective.

As Managing Director of Occupier Services in Germany, Eva drives strategy, client service delivery and supports the growth of Colliers’ occupier business.

Eva leads with her team integrated service delivery for all occupier clients specialising in corporate real estate services, portfolio strategy, transaction management, brokerage, lease administration, project management, workplace services, and facilities management outsourcing advisory across Germany.

Prior to joining Colliers, Eva worked for CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, where she has held a leadership role within their Global Occupier business in Germany, as Head of Transaction Management. She has gained extensive global experience advising clients over the last 25+ years. She supported corporations on their global real estate organization and strategy over the last 10 years, having worked across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific. 

Eva currently serves as a mentee for students of the Technical University of Munich and is a member of CoreNet.

She has lived and worked internationally and has a deep understanding of the cultural and regional challenges within a global organisation.

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