As the tech and creative economy spreads to emerging market cities like Shanghai and Bangkok, and tier-two western cities like Austin and Berlin, we examine the common message coming from the 32 Global Cities surveyed in this report - that the urban economy is increasingly people-centric.

Whether a city is driven by finance, aerospace, commodities, defence, or manufacturing, the most important asset is a large pool of educated and creative workers. Consequently, real estate is increasingly a business that seeks to build an environment that attracts and retains such people.

This year’s report looks at how real estate is performing across the world.


London’s Future Businesses

Take a look at which firms are at the cutting edge of innovation and generating the future office demand

The Super Cities

We are moving into an era where creative people are a highly prized commodity. Cities will thrive or sink on their ability to attract this key demographic


Unlisted tech firms who were valued at over a billion dollars, ‘Unicorns’, were viewed just a year ago as a new phenomenon

NYC: New Tech City

The rapid rise of the tech and creative sectors in recent years has reverberated throughout the New York City office market, causing fundamental shifts in the nature of workspace

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Knight Frank’s commercial and residential research teams produce market-leading reports and indices as well as bespoke research and consultancy projects for clients ranging from developers, investors, government organisations and funders across the globe.

Our network of overseas offices enables us to conduct market research virtually anywhere in world and produce unrivalled data and analysis on global property markets along with the political and economic factors affecting them.

INTERNATIONAL VIEW – <span>View the finest residential properties currently available across the globe<span><a href="/internationalview?globalcities2017-international">Read more</a></span></span>

INTERNATIONAL VIEW – View the finest residential properties currently available across the globeRead more

PRIVATE VIEW – <span>Extraordinary Living in Extraordinary spaces<span><a href="/privateview?globalcities2017-privateview">Read more</a></span></span>

PRIVATE VIEW – Extraordinary Living in Extraordinary spacesRead more

WEALTH REPORT - <span>The global perspective on prime property and investment<span><a href="/wealthreport?globalcities2017-wealthreport">Read more</a></span></span>

WEALTH REPORT - The global perspective on prime property and investmentRead more

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