2Q 2020

Analyst Insight: The Retail Apocalypse

Global Building Stock Database

Economic uncertainty is fast becoming the norm globally amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is forcing a temporary slowdown in construction activity due to stay-at-home and distancing requirements around the world. Additionally, many market stakeholders are reevaluating their approach to real estate strategy, especially in the office and retail segments. These trends are having short-term and long-term effects on the market. However, global building stock remains fundamentally linked to key drivers such as economic growth and urbanization. Consequently, Guidehouse Insights expects a rebound in construction activity in 2021 and  healthy growth in the global residential and commercial building markets in the long term. 

The Global Building Stock Database forecasts occupied building stock across 10 segments and more than 230 countries. The model incorporates a range of economic indicators, including gross domestic product, population, and urbanization. These indicators, in combination with expert insights from the Guidehouse Insights analyst team, are the foundation of the country-level forecasts. In 2020, Guidehouse Insights updated the core model methodology to take advantage of new data sources and add layers of rigor to the forecast evaluation process. 

In this report, Guidehouse Insights provides data on the size and growth of the global building stock from 2019 to 2029, as well as a qualitative description of key growth drivers and trends. The building stock data covers eight commercial building types (office, retail, education, healthcare, hotels and restaurants, institutional/assembly, warehouse, and transport) and two residential building types (single-family detached and multi-unit residential) for seven regions worldwide. This Analyst Insight report provides a comprehensive picture of the total commercial and residential building stock around the world along with market drivers and barriers, industry trends, market forecasts, and key recommendations for stakeholders.

Pages 13
Tables | Charts | Figures 6
  • What is the size of the global building stock today and how quickly will it grow through 2029?
  • How much space is dedicated to commercial end uses such as office, retail, and education?
  • What are the key indicators and trends that dictate the size and composition of the global building stock?
  • Which commercial building types will see the strongest growth over time?
  • Which regions and countries will witness the most growth in the commercial building stock? 
  • How does the composition of residential buildings vary from country to country?
  • How do different living patterns influence the size of the residential building stock in different regions?
  • Lighting and HVAC equipment vendors
  • Green building design and construction firms
  • Management consultancies
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
  • International real estate companies
  • Energy sector trade associations and advocacy groups
  • Government agencies, regulators, and policymakers
  • Investor community
  1. Introduction
  2. Scope
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Inflection Trends
  5. Market Drivers and Barriers
  6. Market Forecast
  7. Regional Market Overview
  8. Key Recommendations
  9. Acronyms and Resources
  10. Contact
  • Global Building Stock Growth Potential, World Markets: 2019-2029
  • Global Retail Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2019-2030
  • Market Drivers and Barriers
  • Global Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2019-2030
  • Global Building Stock by Segment, World Markets: 2019-2030
  • Global Building Stock by Segment in Million Square Meters, World Markets: 2019 and 2030