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Foreign real estate investors plan continued U.S. investment

Staff writer |
64% of respondents to the 24th annual survey among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) expect to have modest or major increases in their investment in US real estate in 2016.

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Another 31% say they expect to maintain or reinvest their investments. No one plans a major decrease.

For the second consecutive year, New York outranked London as the top global city for foreign real estate investment. Berlin, ranking fourth, became the first German city to be named among the top five global cities. New York was again named the number one US city for foreign investment.

AFIRE members are among the largest international institutional real estate investors in the world and have an estimated $2 trillion or more in real estate assets under management globally.

The survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2015 by the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, Wisconsin School of Business.

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