In the next twenty years, the main driver for demographic growth in the Netherlands is the ever-growing senior age group (≥ 65 year-olds). Yet this group is one of the least sufficiently served target groups in the Dutch residential market. Unsuitable homes, inadequate living environments and high rental prices leave a considerable number of senior households with no option but to stay where they are, which in turn makes the residential market less mobile.
The role of seniors in the Dutch demographic and residential landscape
This paper examines the specific role of seniors in the current Dutch demographic and residential landscape and that providing sufficient, suitable and affordable housing for seniors at the right locations is of great importance for both seniors and the residential market in general. To conclude, ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund’s contribution to this topic will be discussed.