​Ainslie McLennan, Co-Manager of the Henderson UK Property PAIF, examines some of the future trends that are likely to shape commercial property markets in the years to come. She identifies seven trends that she believes will help shape markets and explains how these trends are factored into portfolio construction and asset management initiatives.

Shifts in commercial property markets are often a visual embodiment of society’s underlying drivers and values. While factors such as location, specification and occupier demand will continue to shape property valuations, developing trends, driven by technological and social change, are likely to have a growing importance on investment returns. Here we introduce seven key trends: