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18NOV 2019

Madrid: Europe's secret tech hub

With cheaper office space, four major universities and a vibrant local culture, Spain's capital city is rapidly emerging as a new technology hub.

2019

SEPTEMBER

26SEP 2019

Blog

Could WeWork disrupt offices like Amazon disrupted shopping?

WeWork’s prospects as an investment may be precarious, but its impact on working culture could be comparable to Amazon’s impact on shopping.

AUGUST

14AUG 2019

Blog

Six reasons global cities could save the world

Far from being a contributor to climate change, cities may actually provide the solution to tackling the world’s most pressing issue.

MAY

08MAY 2019

Blog

London takes second place in Schroders Global Cities 30 index despite Brexit uncertainty

Since 2016, the UK’s capital city has risen from eighth to second in the rankings driven by positive employment conditions feeding income growth.

FEBRUARY

21FEB 2019

Blog

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution may create beach hotspots for investors

With data becoming increasingly critical to our digital economy, Global Cities' Ben Forster explains why beachfront real estate is now hot property.

2018

SEPTEMBER

04SEP 2018

Blog

The housing affordability puzzle – is it really so puzzling?

We explore why global cities continue to attract young professionals and argue that living in such places is good value, despite the high costs of housing.

JULY

04JUL 2018

Blog

How the high street is being reinvented in global cities

Death of the high street? Hugo Machin, a Global Cities investor and blogger, explains why certain retail locations are thriving

MAY

10MAY 2018

Blog

The rise of 'meta cities' and the impact on real estate investing

Hugo Machin, of the Schroders Global Cities blog, explains the rise of a new breed of 'meta cities'