MIPIM 2017 – a new deal for real estate

The message at this year’s MIPIM was all about growth – whether it be through welcoming new players and industry game changers, harnessing new forms of collaboration or reinventing business models. This year’s big themes were:

  • Land of opportunity. With over 70 large-scale projects from 23 countries announced over the course of this year’s MIPIM, the focus seemed to be on feeding pipelines and retaining supply chains
  • Hitting home. How we build more homes was a recurring theme across MIPIM, with several big-ticket announcements made, especially for the North. And with modular housing creating meaningful debate, there was an expectation that offsite might finally be gaining momentum
  • Big infrastructure. There was a real focus on outlining big infrastructure projects at this year’s MIPIM, with local authorities out in force and vying for investment in their raft of pipeline projects
  • Brexit, what Brexit? While Brexit was a hot topic, there was a definite sense that MIPIM would not be brought down by its doom and gloom and, with very few delegate’s reporting a slowdown since last year’s referendum, the mood was surprisingly upbeat