CBRE undertook a large-scale study of cross-generational attitudes, with surveys of 20,000 people globally, to understand how baby boomers through to Gen-Z will want to live, work, and shop in the future.

One of the standout observations is the number of people who want to move, or have, after living through the worst (at least so far) of the pandemic. In general, a full third of people say they plan to move within the next two years, with the US showing “the strongest desire to relocate” among developed countries. Another 24% did move within the last two years, although that would include changing residence due to the pandemic’s effects as well as, in the US at least, already existing major demographic shifts.

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