Real Estate

Enabling clients to cultivate greater economic and societal returns in the built environment

Real estate is fundamental to the human experience. It’s where the world spends 90 percent of its time living, working, shopping, and playing. But society’s needs, expectations, and wants of real estate have permanently evolved, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and increasing economic uncertainty.

McKinsey’s Real Estate Practice works with investors, property owners, real estate managers, and the world’s leading organizations who are the primary occupiers and users of space to lean into these disruptions and accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth that benefit the businesses, environments, and communities they serve.

With proprietary technology, global scale, and local expertise, we are uniquely equipped to embolden clients to embrace disruption, pioneer innovation, and shape a new future for themselves and for the industry.


of global GDP

is generated by real estate


of global greenhouse emissions

are generated from the real estate industry



is spent on rent by organizations annually

Featured capabilities

Organizational Health Index

Organizational Health Index applies analytical rigor to organizational health management. Our quantitative diagnostics and proven recipes for success empower senior leaders, across the real estate value chain, to measure and achieve the organizational health required to sustain long-term performance and a positive workplace experience.

Real Estate Climate Action Platform

The Real Estate Climate Action Platform translates climate risk and decarbonization modeling into actionable, portfolio and property-specific roadmaps. Through a robust suite of advanced analytics capabilities, we help clients cut through the noise and design a comprehensive climate action plan to achieve both resilience and decarbonization goals.

Featured Insights


Six new imperatives for real estate players

– Higher inflation, higher interest rates, and other challenges mean that the real estate industry needs new paths to success.
Blog Post

Corporate real estate: From bricks and mortar to people and places

– The workplace is increasingly flexible—making the job of the professionals who manage and transform office spaces ever more... critical.

Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it

– The American Opportunity Survey illuminates how many people are offered the option to work from home, who works flexibly, and... how they feel about it.

Workplace real estate in the COVID-19 era: From cost center to competitive advantage

– Companies today should build workplaces that help them realize their strategies. Here’s why and how.

Reimagining the future of financial-services headquarters

– The stakes are high for financial-services firms to reorient their offices around learning, inclusion, and innovation.

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