Tech turf: Five factors affecting location choice in Asia Pacific

The tech sector is taking off in Asia Pacific. Both start-ups and tech giants are building their presence in the region – whether Facebook and Google in Singapore or Slack and Zen Desk in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley-like projects have popped up across Asia in cities such as Shenzhen, Bengaluru and Ho Chi Minh.

It’s made choosing where to base a regional office an increasingly complex task. And different types of tech companies – whether it’s to do with the sub-sector they work in or the stage of their development – will have different needs, says Christopher Clausen, Senior Research Manager, JLL Asia Pacific.