Amazon HQ: Location Decision and Scoring Analysis

Report by Barbara Byrne Denham & Victor Calanog

Rarely do cities get the opportunity to showcase their attributes as they have since the release of Amazon’s request for proposal to build their next headquarters – HQ2.

In Reis’s newest white paper, Amazon HQ: Location Decision and Scoring Analysis, we take an in-depth look at a number of data points to see how the cities stack up against each other and which ones might be the prime location for Amazon’s next HQ.

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Barbara Byrne Denham is a Senior Economist in the research and economics department at Reis, the team responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services. Throughout her 20-year career, Barbara has written a number of white papers on the commercial real estate market.

Victor Calanog, PhD CRE® is the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President at Reis. He and his team of economists and analysts are responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and real estate portfolio analytics services. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management Science, trained by a dissertation committee composed of faculty from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School.