Consider ageing population, investors told

MUNICH - Property investors are being urged to consider the ageing population in future residential developments. With an ever increasing proportion of elderly people in society, it is feared that existing care facilities will soon no longer be able to cope with demand. Speaking at the Expo Real trade fair on Tuesday, Munich city council's head of planning, Dr Christiane Thalgott, said developers needed to think creatively about ways of planning care facilities into new residential projects. 'It is my plea to investors that they think about this,' she said. 'The elderly are, as yet, a group of people who are rarely considered by the market, but this is going to change.'

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