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City Momentum Index 2018

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1 Hyderabad
2 Bangalore
3 Ho Chi Minh City
4 Pune
5 Kolkata
6 Hanoi
7 Nanjing
8 Delhi
9 Hangzhou
10 Xian
11 Nairobi
12 Chongqing
13 Wuhan
14 Chennai
15 Shanghai
16 Guangzhou
17 Tianjin
18 Manila
19 Shenzhen
20 Mumbai
21 Chengdu
22 Beijing
23 Jakarta
24 Kuala Lumpur
25 Lagos
26 Singapore
27 Dubai
28 Bangkok
29 Seattle
30 Bucharest

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1 San Francisco
2 Silicon Valley
3 New York
4 London
5 Boston
6 Los Angeles
7 Paris
8 Amsterdam
9 Toronto
10 San Diego
11 Chicago
12 Seattle
13 Tokyo
14 Sydney
15 Munich
16 Berlin
17 Melbourne
18 Austin
19 Vancouver
20 Denver
21 Washington
22 Copenhagen
23 Stockholm
24 Edinburgh
25 Philadelphia
26 Montreal
27 Helsinki
28 Seoul
29 Singapore
30 Zurich

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What is the City Momentum Index?

The Index covers 131 major established and emerging markets and tracks a broad range of factors to identify cities that have the strongest short-term socio-economic and commercial real estate momentum, and those that have the future-proofing capacity for longer-term success.

Short-Term Momentum

Short-Term Momentum

Socio-Economic Momentum
Socio-Economic Momentum
  • Economic Output
  • Retail Sales
  • Population
  • Air Connectivity
  • Corporate HQs
  • Foreign Direct Investment
Commercial Real Estate Momentum
Commercial Real Estate Momentum
  • Construction, Absorption, Price
  • Offices, Retail, Hotels
  • Investment Transactions
  • Transparency
Future Proofing

Future-Proofing

  • Higher Education Infrastructure
  • Innovation Capability
  • International Patent Applications
  • Technology Firms
  • Infrastructure
  • Environmental Quality

City Momentum Index 2018

Short-Term Momentum: Global Top 30 Cities
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Source: JLL, 2018

About Research Authors

Jeremy Kelly

Jeremy Kelly

Director, Global Research, London

Jeremy is a Director in JLL's Global Research team and is one of the spearheads of JLL's Cities Research Center. A passionate advocate of the role of real estate in driving city success, Jeremy is the author of several of JLL's Global Research publications, including the City Momentum Index and the Global Real Estate Transparency Index.

Matthew McAuley

Matthew McAuley

Senior Analyst, Global Research, London

Matthew is a Senior Analyst in JLL's Global Research team with a keen interest in urban and regional economics and the impact of demographic trends on city performance. Matthew has contributed to a number of JLL's recent publications including the City Momentum Index, Global300 and the Investment Intensity Index.