Global Cities Index

Various measures combine to inform the Schroders Global Cities Index, a proprietary index that ranks cities in order of their attractiveness from a real estate investment perspective.

What is a Global City?

The Schroders Global Cities Index ranks the fastest growing urban economies around the world. The top ranked cities share common factors. These include an increasing working population and high levels of disposable income. They also include top universities and excellent transport infrastructure. These select cities are carefully planned, economically diverse and provide leisure and cultural activities making them attractive to millions of people. 

City in focus

16NOV 2016

Why Berlin looks set to become hot property

City in focus

16NOV 2016

Why Berlin looks set to become hot property

It's been 26 years since the wall came down and Berlin’s economy is undergoing dynamic growth. As the demand for housing soars, the real estate marke…

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City in focus

31OCT 2016

In focus: Why Hong Kong ranks 26th among global cities

City in focus

31OCT 2016

In focus: Why Hong Kong ranks 26th among global cities

Some regard Hong Kong as organised chaos. Hugo Machin explains why it takes 26th place in the Schroders Global Cities Index.

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26OCT 2016

On tour: self storage in New York City

It's not all high-rise buildings and glamorous retail complexes for the Global Cities Team. Last week, our focus was on self-storage in New York when…

City in focus

10OCT 2016

Four ways talented Toronto is a leading urban economy

Sitting at number 18 in the index, Toronto is the highest ranked Canadian city. Here we take a look at some of the factors influencing supply and dem…

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The Team

The Global Cities Team is led by Tom Walker and Hugo Machin. Find out more about the team here.