The report highlights the exceptional times we live in. Over 490 million people reside in countries with negative interest rates. Around 60% of the world’s citizens now own a smart phone. Four billion people live in cities, up by 23% on ten years ago.

Rapid population growth and innovative infrastructure projects are creating new business hubs and transforming the geography of our Global Cities. These hubs are increasing in importance as investors cast their nets wider when pursuing real estate opportunities, increasing cross border money flows. Global Cities explores the future of the built environment, and is intended to help investors, occupiers and city planners with their future business strategy.