The Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index recorded the weakest annual increase in capital value since the global financial crisis. What’s happened to global rental values, does it follow the same pattern?
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Rising on a global stage, tech centres such as Bengaluru, Chengdu and Buenos Aires are magnets for talent in their regions, supported by lower-cost real estate
Here is the Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index 2019, which explores the latest movements within the most established prime markets around the world
Savills Tech Cities index measures 30 cities from around the world against 100 individual metrics to establish which cities are the most successful homes for tech and start-up companies.
"Global investment volumes dipped slightly in 2018, but remain high by historical levels at over $17bn"
"A variety of institutional investors are increasingly active in the market. But, developer owner-operators still play a key role"
"Joint ventures between global players are common and allow investors to achieve scale"
"A further sign of the maturity of the sector is the rise of dedicated student housing REITs"
"Student accommodation remains an attractive asset class for investors, underpinned by the sector’s strong fundamentals"
"What does the future hold for student accommodation as a sector?"
"The young and the elderly are shaping demand for some of the industry's fastest growing asset classes"
"The way people live is changing, social trends and demographic shifts are altering the type of accommodation people inhabit. This is driving demand for ‘alternative’ forms of accommodation"
"The growth of international student enrolment continues to drive the demand for quality purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA)"
"The market is responding to changing occupier demands by offering new and hybrid models that challenge conventional asset classes"