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Our global cities investment philosophy

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One of the most dynamic stories today is the growth of winning cities around the world.

The viability of a cities-based real estate strategy appears questionable in these challenging times. Our day-to-day activities in cities around the world have been altered in ways few of us would have imagined just a few months ago. The spread of the coronavirus, the disruption to our daily lives, and the toll on health and human life are alarming.

City life seems diminished amid restrictions on movement and travel. Despite this, we expect that over the medium to long term, the greater economic opportunities and the dynamism of the world’s cities will continue to make them attractive places to live and work.

Identifying resilient cities that will adapt and thrive amid structural change is at the heart of our global cities approach.

Our proprietary research process identifies the top 2% of cities that we believe should benefit from global megatrends:

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We have adopted an innovative, two–pronged approach to our top-down analysis, capturing both structural megatrends and tactical fundamentals, to identify ‘future-proof’ cities to invest in. This research underpins our Global Resilient Series, focusing on investing in high-quality assets in leading cities.

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Dimitrios N. Stathopoulos
Head of Americas Institutional Advisory Services
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