Brandeis International Business School

New study: seven cities poised for significant growth in technology and life sciences

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

T3 Advisors, a global corporate real estate services and consulting firm, and 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  “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 on 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.”

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