Cushman & Wakefield has evaluated the risks of acquiring office space in the most sought after emerging and frontier markets. Our second edition of this report provides overviews of the office market and relevant property indicators for 42 countries and collates this data into a “Risk Index”. This year’s report does not include an overview of the BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India and China), as these countries are generally no longer considered “emerging” and many of the major BRIC cities have long been established in the global property market.
The index utilizes best-in-class published data regarding operating conditions – such as transparency and corruption – in addition to economic and political stability. Cushman & Wakefield also undertook a survey using ‘best in class’ property operators in each region. This survey posed pertinent questions to determine the operating environment and the ease and speed of acquiring office space in these markets. Each country has been scored against one another on a like-for-like basis, with the results from the survey and third-party data being appropriately weighted and indexed.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield