Real Estate for a changing world

Office or home: what are the expectations for employees in Europe?


What are the essential criteria for offices in the future?
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Remote working: What are the expectations and incentives for employees in Europe?

Working at home or at the office?

Since 2020, our way of working has changed and the development of remote working aroud the world has suddenly accelerated. Imposed by various governments during the health crisis, remote working is now being increasingly adopted in many companies. This new way of working has quickly before a daily practice, which has impacted the real estate sector. The development of flex-offices, co-working and hybrid spaces have increased in popularity and the need for good technological connections has become vital. 

  • What are the real estate trends of tomorrow?
  • How can we rethink spaces to meet the emerging needs of the market?
  • How can we best work from home?

In response to these questions, BNP Paribas Real Estate teamed up with IFOP to survey 3,500 service sector employees in seven Europen countries: France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands.

Essential criteria for offices in the future?

  • France
    46% would like to have spaces for social events
  • Italy
    49% would like to have greater connectivity
  • Germany
    48% would like to have individual spaces for privacy and concentration