New Study: Seven Cities Poised for Significant Growth in Technology & Life Sciences

January 2015
Renay Picard

Collaboration between T3 Advisors and Brandeis International Business School identifies international locations showing great promise in shifting global economy

7 cities poised for growth in technology and life sciencesJanuary 12th, 2015T3 Advisors, a global corporate real estate services and consulting firm, and the Brandeis International Business School announced the results of the first of its kind joint Global Technology Emerging Markets study. A unique collaboration between business and higher education, the study provides leaders at technology and life sciences firms with forward looking recommendations on the best the “cities of tomorrow”- based on key data and analysis of the competitive advantages—that provide their companies with the ideal locations to continue their rapid global growth.

Based upon deep analysis from multiple sources including interviews with corporate real estate decision makers and local experts, the study identifies seven locations worldwide as emerging, up-and-coming hubs that technology and life sciences companies should consider as they evaluate their global location strategy:

  • Be’er Sheva, Israel
  • Campinas, Brazil
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Chengdu, China
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Santiago, Chile

The study analyzed a vast array of data to identify the seven cities, including the cost of doing business, future labor pool opportunities as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate enrollment at centers of excellence in science, technology, and engineering, as well as other key business climate metrics, real estate costs, patent applications, business competition, corruption indexes and economic momentum indicators.

“The results of this study are incredibly valuable for our clients,” said Kip Thompson, president of the T3 Advisors’ global solutions team. “High growth companies need to think broadly about the best places to do business, and this analysis uncovered key global markets worthy of strong consideration.”

“Through this innovative partnership with T3 Advisors, the Brandeis International Business School students undertook methodical research to locate the best global regions for technology and life sciences companies seeking to expand their business around the world,” said Ed Chazen, senior lecturer and head of the real estate specialization at Brandeis IBS. “They unearthed a great cohort of cities representing the next frontier for emerging technology markets.”

For more information and details about the study, please contact Alex Goldstein at Alex@NorthwindStrategies.com or Renay Picard at picard@t3advisors.com.

About T3 Advisors

T3 Advisors is a revolutionary global real estate firm that inspires leading organizations to think more strategically about real estate and the workplace. Our singular focus is to empower our clients to select the best possible locations around the world and develop high performance workplaces that will drive maximum productivity and success. T3 Advisors’ services include real estate brokerage, project management, government advocacy, sustainability, real estate portfolio management and global location strategy.  To learn more about T3 Advisors, go to T3Advisors.com.

About Brandeis International Business School: 

Brandeis International Business School provides an education grounded in rigorous economic and financial theory and gives students the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to build rewarding lives as citizens and professionals in the global economy. The school is located in close proximity to Boston, Massachusetts, and is part of Brandeis University, one of the world’s leading research universities.

For more information, visit brandeis.edu/global/.

About T3 Advisors

T3 Advisors provides real estate and workplace solutions for the world’s most innovative companies that range from 2–10,000 employees. By acting as an extension of the team and only representing tenants, T3 offers transparent, conflict-free real estate strategies.

T3’s services include tenant brokerage, location advisory, portfolio planning, consultative insights, project management, and workplace strategy. Placed at the center of innovation ecosystems with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York City, and Boston, T3 has advised thousands of companies globally, including LinkedIn, HubSpot, Postmates, ASICS, AutoDesk, and Battery Ventures.