Real estate is one the most significant drivers to a new economy, and has the power to transform our living environments. The sector guarantees a sustainable ecosystem, and is a catalyst for a necessary change in land use planning. A land that we now want to be ‘smart’ in order to optimize the environmental and social footprint of our society. Accommodation, travel, work, food and entertainment are all needs to be satisfied in a sustainable manner. The level of efficiency and comfort of living spaces, whether for residential, industrial or tertiary buildings, is rising across the world. Real estate and its value chain is located at the crossroads of various challenges: the circular and local economy, energy transition, digitization, smart grids, social development, etc.