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Infographic: Which Olympic Games Host City Takes Gold?

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August 5, 2021 Sports-Anchored Mixed-Use Development

Ranking the Most Expensive Olympic Host City Real Estate Markets

In the spirit of the 2021 Tokyo Games, we’re kicking off a month of sports and venue-themed content at RCLCO. For this infographic, we ranked selected past and future Olympic host cities based on their performance across real estate sectors including housing, hospitality, and office.

  • In first place, London takes the gold as the most expensive host city market and had $6.5 billion invested in transportation infrastructure leading up to the 2012 games.
  • Tokyo won the silver with the second most expensive real estate, and leading up to today’s games there were 5,061,800 square meters of major redevelopment projects around the Tokyo area from 2013-2020.
  • Paris came in third for real estate market performance, and leading up to the 2024 Olympic Games there is a 10-15% short-term leap anticipated in suburban property prices due to new developments.
  • Barely missing the top three, Los Angeles is similarly experiencing massive investment in transportation infrastructure and sports anchored mixed-use development in preparation for the 2028 games.


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Joshua Boren, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives
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London, Tokyo, and Paris are the top 3 real estate markets of Olympic host cities based on RCLCO's market ranking


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