CNBC: USA dominates list for foreign real estate investors

Published: Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
By: Robert Frank | CNBC Reporter and Editor

Global real estate investors are flocking to the U.S.

A new survey shows that while London was the number one city among foreign real estate investors, the rest of the top five cities were all in the U.S.: New York (#2), San Francisco (#3), Houston (#4), Los Angeles (#5).

The survey of members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate said the U.S. is the “stable and secure” country for real-estate investment “by a wide margin.” The U.S. is also the top market when it comes to capital appreciation and for future real-estate purchases.

Houston’s high ranking shows that investors are starting to look beyond New York and San Francisco for deals…

The number one category for investment in 2013 was industrial properties, followed by office, retail and multifamily homes. Last year, multifamily homes ranked first… The survey doesn’t track investments in single-family homes.

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