Foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate has risen steadily in recent years. For example between 2015 and 2017, Los Angeles received an influx of more than $8 billion primarily from investors in Asian countries followed by France, Germany and Switzerland.
On the state level, Florida was the top destination for foreign investment in 2016, followed by Texas and California, which also boasted a large number of sizeable transactions ranging from large, multi-million-dollar deals to smaller commercial properties in secondary markets.
The cycle of foreign investment in the U.S. ebbs and flows based on such factors as political instability in investors’ home countries as well as social and economic changes. Today, the U.S. market is seeing more competition globally than ever before as metropolitan cities, such as Prague, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are flourishing.
Foreign investors entering an unknown market can learn about opportunities and gain market insight by working with U.S. real estate advisory firms with both national and regional expertise. This is often done through international partnerships.
The team at Orion works with investors, developers, property owners and brokers through all phases of real estate transactions, from strategic planning and analysis to financing, negotiation, property management and disposition. For more information, call (305) 278-8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.