Foreign Investment in U.S. Industrial Real Estate Markets

| August 10, 2017

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As foreign investment continues to flow into the U.S. real estate market, the industrial sector is seeing its largest surge in sales activity since 2007, according to Avison Young’s industrial capital markets group. Industrial sales to foreign investors totaled $2.64 billion year-to-date mid-November 2013, eclipsing the peak of $2.33 billion reached at the end of 2007 and far surpassing the recent low point of $326 million in 2010, when the effects of the recession took hold.

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