Mass migration and real estate in European cities

The current movement of migrants into andacross Europe has substantial impacts on both European cities and the real estate industry. The settlement of migrants in European cities, both on a temporary and permanent basis, will change cities, people’s perceptions of cities,and affect land and real estate values. There is a pressing need for multi-sectoral responses to address the future needs, and indeed the opportunities for the real estate sector, of our changing urban populations.

In Spring 2016, ULI Europe began work on aresearch project to explore the implications of mass migration for cities in Europe. A key focus of the research was to understand how cities can best accommodate migrants and how the real estate industry can respond effectively. 


In April 2017 the report of this research 'Mass Migration and Real Estate in European Cities' (4 MB) was published. 


ULI Europe Charitable Trust

Research team

Dr Lisa Goodson, Sian Thomas, Professor Jenny Phillimore and Professor Simon Pemberton.