A recent survey by DTZ and The Property Forum has found that almost all major multinationals based in the UK and western Europe have extensive investment plans over the next two to three years. It also found that the majority of new investment will go into emerging and developing markets. Established locations can only expect to attract moderate organic expansion and additional sales and marketing operations. Far East and eastern European locations will capture almost all research and development investment and the lion’s share of back office expansion.
The survey involved senior executives from 70 major multinationals. Sectors represented included financial and business services, retail, manufacturing and logistics.
Investment and expansion plans were investigated and in terms of destinations, more than 60% of growth in the near future will focus on emerging markets – 22% of expansions are expected to be attracted to eastern Europe and 25% to Asia.
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Source: DTZ/The Property Forum
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