Chinese investment in U.S. real estate

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The current Chinese inflow can potentially reshape foreign property ownership in the United States. Read this Closer Look to learn what this means for the U.S. commercial real estate players.

Chinese investors have been riding the U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) wave, perhaps motivated by the gradual shift in the Chinese government’s policy to promote outbound investments and their preference for investing in real estate that provides comparatively modest and stable returns.

China has now emerged as the second-largest foreign investor, after Canada, with an 8 percent share of the total cross-border investments in U.S. CRE.

View this Closer Look to read about Chinese investment strategy in the U.S. and ways U.S. real estate players can benefit from the trend.

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Bob O’Brien

Bob O’Brien

US and Global Deloitte Real Estate Leader

Bob serves as the Global and US Deloitte Real Esta...More

Surabhi Sheth

Surabhi Sheth

Research Leader | Real Estate

Surabhi Sheth is the Real Estate research leader a...More

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