Foreign Investment in U.S. Industrial Properties Spiked 152 Percent in 2018

CBRE | April 18, 2019

According to new data from CBRE Research and Real Capital Analytics, foreign property investors made $14.4 billion worth of U.S. industrial real estate acquisitions in 2018, up a whopping 152% year-over-year due to several large entity-level deals and 29% above the average volume since 2015.
Foreign investors accounted for 21% of total U.S. industrial real estate investment volume in 2018. Investment from Canadian and Chinese buyers reached an all-time high, accounting for 70% of last year's total foreign investment in U.S. industrial real estate.

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If your investing career has pertained to residential real estate thus far, making the jump and applying for commercial real estate loans may seem like a big hurdle. Learning the basics of how to finance commercial real estate, however, is the very first step to achieving your goal of expanding and diversifying your investment portfolio. Read on to learn all about all the different types of commercial real estate loans, so that you can start making preparations for securing your next deal.

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If your investing career has pertained to residential real estate thus far, making the jump and applying for commercial real estate loans may seem like a big hurdle. Learning the basics of how to finance commercial real estate, however, is the very first step to achieving your goal of expanding and diversifying your investment portfolio. Read on to learn all about all the different types of commercial real estate loans, so that you can start making preparations for securing your next deal.

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