Welcome!

News Feed Item

Real Estate Investment a Major Factor in City Success

Top 30 cities for real estate investment worldwide demonstrate strength of "super cities" and growth of second-tier cities

CHICAGO and LONDON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As business and political leaders convene to discuss global challenges at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, there is a greater appreciation for the importance of real estate in reshaping cities and, therefore, the world's commercial geography. According to research by Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), with real estate investment levels reaching a new high of an estimated ten dollars chasing each dollar of prime assets, real estate is no longer considered a consequence of city success, but is now actively employed to drive it. A look at the 30 cities worldwide where 50 percent of the US$4.6 trillion in direct commercial real estate investments has been concentrated over the past decade highlights real estate's impact on the strength of super and primary cities and the growth of second-tier cities.

According to Colin Dyer, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle: "Investors are allocating more capital to real estate today but focusing on a specific set of cities globally. This has created an increase in demand for the limited stock of prime properties in super cities, the world's most attractive real estate markets. As a result, investors are moving along the risk curve into second-tier markets, which are becoming more conscious of how real estate can make them more attractive to investors. The most successful markets share characteristics like transparency, good governance, strong education systems and innovative city planning. The 'push-pull' effect is strengthening super cities and boosting investment prospects for second-tier cities."

Real Estate Reshaping Cities.

Recent research from Jones Lang LaSalle identifies the connections between cities of different sizes and rankings and how the investment market responds to the underlying momentum that each is creating. These newly revealed patterns and perspectives on performance bring more attention to the need for cities to consider real estate as a core performance driver.

  • Cross border capital investment is boosting demand in the super cities such as London, Paris and New York, supported by the continuing flood of Chinese, Korean, Malaysian and Canadian money (amongst others) and helping consolidate their attraction.
  • But with 50 percent of the US$4.6 trillion in direct commercial real estate investments over the past decade having been concentrated in 30 cities worldwide, there are signs of change. Investment patterns are shifting partly due to the shortage of available product in the super and primary cities and partly to the dynamism in second-tier cities.
  • Mid-size cities with innovative urban strategies, good governance and sound education bases are gaining momentum by using well designed, accessible, flexible real estate to attract and retain growth sectors such as tech, healthcare and bio that will underpin future economic success.
  • While corporates remain focused on containing costs in their existing real estate portfolios, they are migrating to second tier cities and expanding to new geographies to meet business demands and to take advantage of skills and new market opportunities.  This is further encouraging real estate investors up the risk curve as they chase corporates into new geographies.
  • Super cities are the largest, most internationally connected cities with very deep corporate bases and high levels of real estate liquidity.  The four super cities (London, Paris, New York and Tokyo) account for nearly one-fifth of global direct commercial real estate investment activity. 
  • Primary cities have high levels of international connectivity and significant concentrations of global business services.
  • Second-tier cities are mature cities with lower levels of international business activity than the other categories.

 

Top 30 Cities for Direct Commercial Real Estate Investment

 

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

Related Links:
https://www.facebook.com/joneslanglasalle
http://www.linkedin.com/company/jones-lang-lasalle
http://www.joneslanglasalleblog.com/greenblog/
http://www.youtube.com/user/joneslanglasalle
https://twitter.com/jllnews

Video with caption: "Real Estate Reshaping Cities." Video available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-MM49575-COLIN-DYER-DAVOS.mp4

Image with caption: "Real Estate Reshaping Cities." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/MM49575-INFO-a

Image with caption: "Top 30 Cities for Direct Commercial Real Estate Investment." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/MM49575-INFO-b

SOURCE Jones Lang LaSalle

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
"MathFreeOn.com is a line coding platform for engineers and scientists. When they want to solve an engineering problem and they have to use software - they have to pay a lot of money for licenses - but with MathFreeOn you don't have to pay a lot of money. Just go to our site and write the code and you can check the result right away," explained Simon Lee, CMO of MathFreeOn, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cla...
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He showed how the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud ...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, provideed economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session also included a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Infrastructure is widely available, but who’s managing inbound/outbound traffic? Data is created, stored, and managed online – who is protecting it and how? In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Jaeson Yoo, SVP of Business Development at Penta Security Systems Inc., discussed how to keep any and all infrastructure clean, safe, and efficient by monitoring and filtering all malicious HTTP/HTTPS traffic at the OSI Layer 7. Stop attacks and web intruders before they can enter your network.
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.