Foreign Investment Survey - Press Releases

January 8, 2018
London Edges Out NY as Top City Among Foreign RE Investors -
San Francisco and Washington, DC Slide as Frankfurt Makes a Big Move
Among foreign investors, interest in New York has slipped and London has assumed first place as the number one global city for their real estate investments. For the first time, Los Angeles has tied New York as the number one city in the US, according to the results of a new survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and released today. In last year’s survey, London ranked third globally; Los Angeles ranked second among US cities and fourth globally. Read More

January 3, 2017
In 2016, Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued US Investment - New York Continues to Outrank London Among Top Global Cities; Berlin Joins the Leaders
Ninety-five percent of the respondents to the new survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and released today say they will maintain or increase their investment in the US. New York City is in its seventh year as the number one US city among foreign investors and is in its third year as top global city. Read More
 
January 4, 2016
In 2016, Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued US Investment - New York Continues to Outrank London Among Top Global Cities; Berlin Joins the Leaders
Despite moderate concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64% of respondents to the 24th annual survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and released today say they expect to have modest or major increases in their investment in US real estate in 2016. Another 31% say they expect to maintain or reinvest their investments. No one plans a major decrease. Read More
 
January 5, 2015
DC Real Estate Continues Steady Decline Among Foreign Investors as NY Deposes London as Top Global City
Washington, D.C. continues to fall from favor among foreign real estate investors according to the 23rd Annual Survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and released today. Read More

January 6, 2014
FIRPTA Repeal Will Spur U.S. Real Estate Investment; Secondary U.S. Markets of Interest, Bullish Foreign Investors Say Globally, Spain, Latin America Countries Emerge
Seventy-six percent of respondents to the 22nd Annual Survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), said that relief from the Foreign Investment In Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) would spur their investment in U.S. real estate. Read More
 
January 7, 2013
U.S. Cities Dominate Foreign R.E. Investors' Top Global Picks Turkey is an "Emerging Market" Contender
For the first time since the question was first asked in 2001, four of the five cities selected by the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) as the top global cities for their investment dollars are in the U.S. The top five global cities are: New York, London, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Houston, according to the results of the 21st annual survey conducted among the members of the association and released today. Read More
 
January 2, 2012
In 2012, Foreign R.E. Investors: Buying but Seeking Improved Fundamentals and FIRPTA Reform  Globally, Brazil Soars; Interest in European Countries Softens
While concurring that the U.S. remains the country offering the most stable and secure option for their real estate investment dollars, foreign investors in commercial real estate say that “improved property fundamentals” and the “repeal of FIRPTA” would have the strongest impact on their decisions to grow their investments in U.S. real estate, according to the results of the 20th annual survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and released today.  Read More

January 3, 2011
U.S. Cities Lead Way for Global Foreign Real Estate Investment Interest in Emerging Real Estate Markets Broadens
The U.S. real estate market offers a stronger investment opportunity for foreign real estate investors’ money than it has in the last 10 years, according to the results of the 19th Annual Survey, highlighting trends in international real estate investment, taken among members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, (AFIRE). Survey respondents hold more than $627 billion of real estate globally, including $265 billion in the U.S. Read More
 
January 18, 2010
Foreign Investors Pledge Allegiance to U.S. Real Estate. Is Strong Sentiment for Capital Appreciation Finally a "Buy" Signal?
Despite a lack of placement opportunities in 2009, foreign investors in real estate say they remain committed to the U.S. as their preferred real estate investment opportunity. The sentiment is underscored by a dramatic increase in the number of respondents identifying the U.S. as the country providing the best opportunity for real estate capital appreciation, according to the results of the 18th annual survey conducted among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and released today. Read More


 



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