These are the world’s 10 most expensive office markets

Hong Kong came out on top with the priciest office rents in the world
September 23, 2017 04:49PM

A survey of international office rental markets by CBRE found that Asian office markets were the most expensive. (Mstyslav Chernov, behind/ Philip Taylor)

A survey of international office rental markets by CBRE found that Asian office markets dominated in rent prices; Manhattan was the only North American market to make the list – though the New York’s borough took up double its size by making it into the top 10 twice.

The survey noted that cities with IT and media hubs had the strongest growth in prime rents, largely thanks to co-working spaces. CBRE also highlighted that, while Asian markets were high, other markets had more steady growth.

Here are the top 10 most expensive places to set up shop:

1
Hong Kong (Central), Hong Kong
Annual rent of $269.26 per square foot

Central District, Hong Kong. (Mstyslav Chernov)

2
Beijing (Finance Street), China
Annual rent of $174.07 per square foot

Beijing, Financial Street. (Wikimedia Commons)

3
Hong Kong (West Kowloon), Hong Kong
Annual rent of $163.57 per square foot

West Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Pixabay)

4
New York (Midtown Manhattan), U.S.
Annual rent of $153.50 per square foot

Midtown, Manhattan. (Patrick Theiner)

5
Beijing (CBD), China
Annual rent of $151.87 per square foot

Beijing, CBD. (Morio/Wikimedia Commons)

6
London (West End), United Kingdom
Annual rent of $136.38 per square foot

West End London. (Steve Collis)

7
Tokyo (Marunouchi/Otemachi), Japan
Annual rent of $132.09 per square foot

Tokyo, Marunouchi/Otemachi
(663highland/Wikimedia-Commons)

8
Shanghai (Pudong), China
Annual rent of $120.11 per square foot

Shanghai, Pudong. (Pierre Selim)

9
New York (Midtown-South Manhattan), U.S.
Annual rent of $113.53 per square foot

Midtown Manhattan, South. (Bartek Roszak)

10
New Delhi (Connaught Place – CBD), India
Annual rent of $110.85 per square foot

Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Lokantha/Wikimedia Commons)

[CBRE] — E.K. Hudson