Interior of office space MIT’s Center for Real Estate in Boston. (Photo: John Horner)

NEW YORK CITY—“Venturing guesses about the future is always a risky business—more so when innovative concepts stem from inventors, owners and investors who advocate on their behalf and promote them, sometimes to the point of hype.” That’s according to a new report commissioned by Capital One and prepared by MIT’s Center for Real Estate, which nonetheless does place some bets on what lies in store for the industry.