Why Los Angeles Ranked Top Real Estate Investment Market In The World
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Los Angeles(L.A.) has been ranked as the highest real estate investment market in the world. According to Schroders’ Global Cities Index, Los Angeles is the top investment market for the fourth year in a row, based on economic, environmental, and education platforms.
London and Hong Kong also retained their ranking as the second and third top cities for real estate investment. Los Angeles simply has the scale, growth, and skill base that makes it a world hub and the center of one of the most important industries entertainment.
The data bears this out. The index is a relative assessment of where, in terms of city locations, we think capital would be best deployed. This year, the index included an assessment of environmental impact, which was new from years past.
The inclusion of the environmental score caused L.A.’s ranking to drop from 8.6 last year to 8.1 in 2020. L.A.’s Environmental score did cause its overall score to slip, but not enough to see it drop down the rankings.
L.A. scores poorly on areas of physical risk in the EIS such as seismic hazard, carbon policy, and air quality, but that is balanced out by a decent environmental policy score again, we stress that this is a relative assessment.
We use a composite data source for policy risk within the EIS score. While the city’s ranking dropped this year.
We don’t see the market being immediately impacted by this evolution of the index, he says. We do think it points to a critical and important point the de-carbonization of markets.
This is the fourth year that L.A. has secured the top position, showing its strength over other global markets, like New York, which ranks ninth on the list for 2020.
L.A. was already ahead of these other cities but its score dropped back a bit. Simply put, the data provides the rank.
Typically, people focus on immediate issues: traffic, cleanliness, divergent incomes, and their impact on housing. The index cannot capture more subjective assessments, as it is a demand-led model. Whilst LA has many challenges, on a global scale the data simply tells us that it is a highly productive location.”