Research - JULY 28, 2014

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Report: Africa contains top emerging markets for office investment

by Reg Clodfelter

Africa contains six of the top 10 most efficient and transparent emerging markets for office investment worldwide, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield titled Emerging and Frontier Markets: Assessing Risk and Opportunity, including the top four emerging markets for office investment.

The report points to the continent’s strong GDP growth, which is expected to be 4 percent continent-wide in 2014 and 5 percent in 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund. (Note that Cushman & Wakefield no longer includes the BRIC economies in its grouping of emerging markets, as these countries have largely emerged and are no longer considered “emerging.”)

Botswana, due to its strong relative stability and high levels of current office supply, was the top nation on the index, which looks at

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