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Insights from Our Recent Poll: Key Challenges in the Real Estate Industry

What current challenges industry professionals need to overcome?


Over the past few weeks, we have explored various significant challenges within the real estate

industry, including #transformation, #sustainability and #ESG, #marketunderstanding, and #transparency. These topics, repeatedly highlighted by industry players, are crucial for understanding both the complexities and opportunities in the sector.



Poll Challenges
Analyzing Challenges in Real Estate: Results from Our Recent Poll - What aspect of the real estate industry presents the greatest challenge for you or your organization? (Source: LinkedIn poll)

Poll Results


To better grasp the primary concerns facing professionals in the real estate industry, we conducted a poll among our LinkedIn audience. Participants from the private equity, asset management, project development, and PropTech sectors shared their insights, helping us identify where the biggest challenges lie:


  • Market Understanding: 17% of respondents indicated that understanding market dynamics is their greatest challenge.

  • Sustainability & ESG: A substantial 50% reported that integrating sustainability and meeting ESG criteria are their top concerns.

  • Transformation: 25% of voters are struggling with adapting to rapid changes in regulations, technologies, and market structures.

  • Transparency: Only 8% felt that achieving transparency was their principal challenge.


Analyzing the Results

The poll results provide valuable insights into the pressing issues within the real estate industry. The majority concern about sustainability and ESG highlights the increasing importance of environmental and social responsibilities in shaping real estate practices. The need for better market understanding and effective adaptation to transformation suggests that many are still navigating through the evolving landscape and regulatory environments. Meanwhile, the lower concern for transparency indicates that while important, it may currently be less pressing compared to other challenges.


Strategic Implications for Your Business


Understanding these challenges is crucial as it directs where businesses need to focus their efforts for improvement and adaptation. For those in the industry:


  • Sustainability & ESG: Developing robust sustainability frameworks and aligning business practices with ESG criteria is now more critical than ever.

  • Transformation: Keeping pace with technological advancements and regulatory changes is essential for staying competitive.

  • Market Understanding and Transparency: Enhancing skills and tools for better market analysis and clear reporting will aid in making more informed decisions.


The feedback from this poll is instrumental for all stakeholders in the real estate sector as it highlights areas requiring attention and improvement. As we move forward, Gunnar Gombert Strategy Consulting is committed to addressing these challenges, providing strategic insights and solutions that help businesses not only adapt but thrive in this dynamic market.



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