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Foreign Investors Remain Bullish on US Real Estate Despite Increasing Caution
Jan 3, 2017 | Randyl Drummer
Reflecting a lack of suitable global alternatives and a proven track record of steady returns generated by US real estate, the latest annual survey of overseas investors by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) confirmed once again that the United States remains by far the world's most popular destination for foreign real estate capital. Read More

Billions are still pouring in but D.C. has fallen out of favor with foreign investors
Jan 3, 2017 | Daniel J. Sernovitz
Prime real estate in the District still commands a premium, but D.C. has fallen off the top-five list for foreign investors for the first time in a quarter-century. Read More

How U.S. Real Estate Sales Could Be Affected By China's Capital Controls
Dec 23, 2016 | Ellen Sheng
Chinese buyers have become a familiar and formidable force in real estate, both in the residential market as well as mega hotel or commercial deals. Now stricter capital controls from China threaten to dampen appetite or change the marketplace. Read More

FOREIGN INVESTORS WIDENING NET, BUT HEADWINDS REMAIN FOR 2017
Dec 22, 2016 | Jarred Schenke
What do Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix have in common? They're cities that are coming more into favor with foreign commercial real estate investors. Read More

Will International Investment in U.S. Real Estate Continue?
Mar 21, 2016 | Susan Persin
The recent $12.8 billion bid by Anbang Insurance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, even if it proves to be unsuccessful, highlights the ongoing flow of international capital into the U.S. real estate market. The United States is perceived as a safe haven for capital, especially for investors experiencing volatility in their local markets. Read More

DC IS IMPROVING FAST IN THE EYES OF FOREIGN INVESTORS
Jan 12, 2016 | David Hubler, Bisnow
DC is moving closer to regaining a top five world city ranking for foreign investment after several years in the wilderness.  Read more

FOREIGN BUYERS TO TURN UP THE HEAT IN 2016
Jan 04, 2016 | Martin Drake, Bisnow
2015 was the year of the foreign investor, but data from the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) says foreign buyers plan to throw even more cash into US real estate in 2016. Read more

Foreign investors overwhelmingly view U.S. as best real estate opportunity — survey
Jan 04, 2016 | Arleen Jacobius
Sixty-five percent of foreign investors in real estate indicated they plan to increase their investment in the U.S. in 2016, said the results of the 24th annual Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate survey. Read More

D.C. COMING UP IN THE WORLD IN THE EYES OF FOREIGN INVESTORS
Jan 04, 2016 | Daniel Sernovitz
They like the District again. They really, really like it. OK, that perhaps overstates the matter a bit, but D.C.'s commercial real estate market is starting to regain its standing in the eyes of foreign investors according to one closely watched assessment. Read More

AFIRE: FOREIGN INVESTORS REDISCOVER DC'S STRENGTHS
Jan 01, 2016 | Erika Morphy
In recent years Washington DC’s ranking has been slipping in the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate‘s annual survey of its members about their investment intentions. This has been particularly galling as AFIRE’s members are typically foreign-based institutional investors, such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, that would naturally gravitate to the city and surrounding area. Read More

U.S. REAL ESTATE TO DRAW MORE FOREIGNERS IN 2016, SURVEY SAYS
Jan 04, 2016 | Hui-Yong Yu
Most foreign investors expect to put more money into U.S. property this year than they did in 2015, with New York remaining the top target market worldwide, according to a survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. Read More

U.S. Eases 35-Year-Old Real Estate Tax on Foreign Investors
Dec 18, 2015 | Hui-Yong Yu
President Barack Obama signed into law a measure easing a 35-year-old tax on foreign investment in U.S. real estate, potentially opening the door to greater purchases by overseas investors, a major source of capital since the financial crisis. Read More

THE INVEST IN AMERICA COALITION JOINS REPS. BRADY, CROWLEY TO RELAUNCH BIPARTISAN FIRPTA REFORM
The Invest in America Coalition today joined U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX)and Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, on a teleconference to introduce the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015. Read More



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