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2018 News

THE INDEPENDENT: LONDON HOMES PRICE DROP MAY BE GOOD NEWS FOR SINGAPOREAN INVESTORS
June 21, 2018
Average asking prices for London homes have fallen in two out of three boroughs over the past year, according to a new study. Rightmove House Price Index, said on 20 June that the average drop for London homes has been around one per cent – bringing the asking price of the average London property to £637,746. Although the price fall has been minimal for the whole of London, certain areas like Hackney, Hammersmith, Fulham and Ealing, has seen substantial falls of between 3.7 and 4.5 per cent. This is good news for London home hunters. 
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BLOOMBERG: LONDON BEATS OUT NEW YORK AMONG FOREIGN INVESTORS IN REAL ESTATE
Jan 8, 2018 | Peter Jeffrey
New York City took a double hit in an annual survey of real estate investors, which saw London overtake it in first place globally and Los Angeles tie it for top U.S. city. The annual survey of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate asks its members, who are estimated to have more than $2 trillion in real estate assets under management, to rank markets by various measures, such as stability and opportunity for capital appreciation. This year’s poll, the 26th, also saw pricey San Francisco, which had been one of the top five global cities since 2011, fall to 11th place, and Washington, D.C., skid to 25th from 15th place last year, part of a long slide.
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GLOBE STREET: WHY IS WASHINGTON DC DROPPING IN AFIRE’S SURVEY?
Jan 8, 2018 | Erika Morphy
Here we go again. Up until last year, Washington DC has been among the top five US cities cited by foreign investors as a market which they liked and saw as fitting for investment, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) annual survey. Then last year we were bumped to No.6 on the list of US cities and No. 15 for global cities. This year the DC area made its way back on the top five US cities list but has fallen to 25th for global cities.
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GLOBE STREET: NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES BOTH RATED TOP US CITIES FOR CRE FOREIGN INVESTMENT
Jan 8, 2018 | Erika Morphy
London has become the top city in which foreign investors want to invest, according to the locally-based Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)’s annual survey. The city has nudged New York from its previous place as the No. 1 global city for real estate investments. Furthermore the survey revealed that New York City is no longer the only No. 1 city in the US that appeals to foreign investors; that title is now shared with Los Angeles, which tied with New York in this latest survey. Up until this year New York had been named the top US city for the last seven years, holding a substantial lead over Los Angeles. As recently as 2014 Los Angeles was in fifth place among US cities. It only moved into second place in 2016.
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2017 News

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.
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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
 

2016 News

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.
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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.
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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.
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Upcoming Events

2018 NYC Town Hall 

Deloitte New York Office
New York, NY
October 17, 2018


2018 Toronto Town Hall 

HOOPP Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Toronto, Canada‚Äč
November 1, 2018
 

2019 Winter Conference

Mandarin Oriental, NY
New York, NY
February 6-7, 2019
 

2019 MIPIM Brunch

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes, France
March 14, 2019
 

2019 European Conference

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Frankfurt, Germany
June 4-5, 2019
 

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Seattle Sheraton Hotel
Seattle, WA
September 10-12, 2019

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