News Release: Real Estate Investment a Major Factor in City Success

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

CHICAGO and LONDON, January 21, 2014 — 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.  Click here to read the full release.

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