Prime rents are rising strongly in many emerging markets, but this growth is being overshadowed by weakening rents in some of the world’s more established financial centres such as Hong Kong, New York and London.
Luxury rents in Dubai, Nairobi and Beijing rose by 18.3%, 13.9% and 12.3% respectively in the year to March. By comparison, Hong Kong, New York and London saw prime rents fall by 2.3%, 2.6% and 3.1% over the same period. In this second group of cities, the rental markets have suffered as relocation budgets for executives have been trimmed during a period of weaker financial sector performance.
Source : Knight Frank