Date: November 24, 2015
Taipei is the fifth leading emerging city in the world, according to research
released earlier this month by Chicago-based commercial real estate services and management firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
In JLL’s report, “Globalization and Competition: The New World of Cities,” among the 30 emerging cities surveyed, Taipei trails only Shanghai, Beijing, Dubai and Istanbul in that order.
Based on seven major indexes, including the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Hot Spots Index, Global Financial Centers Index as well as Globalization and World Cities, the report rates the 30 cities based on such criteria as financial activity, higher education, human capital and innovation, level of globalization and physical infrastructure.
“Taipei has developed into an international business center and is rapidly building its reputation as a financial hub,” the JLL Cities Research Center said. “As such, the city is one of the top 10 globally in terms of corporate headquarters and one of the 40 largest destinations for real estate investment.” [FULL STORY]