Foreign Investment – Cross-Border Migration -What’s driving inbound investment?









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by Rich Rosfelder,  September 2013

As the immigration debate raged in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, inbound international investors were quietly establishing themselves as big players in the Federal City’s commercial real estate market. Cross-border investment in the District of Columbia jumped 83.3 percent year over year to $1.9 billion in the first half of 2013, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.

The destination is no coincidence. Core markets such as Washington, D.C., have been the main targets for international investors for years. Since 2007, cross-border investors have closed more than $148 billion in transactions, with Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., leading the way, according to Real Capital Analytics. However, more than half of that volume was pumped into secondary and tertiary markets, driven by improvements in technology and energy markets, as well as housing.

Of course, transparency is a big draw for inbound investors. But immigration, in a sense, is also a factor, though it may not be driving the conversation on Capitol Hill.

“International investors seem to have the same motivations that local citizens have, except for the entrée-to-citizenship factor,” says Frecia Johnson, CCIM, senior vice president of Coldwell Banker Commercial in Irvine, Calif. “In the past, [inbound investors] were primarily interested in owning properties but rarely lived here. Now these investors are represented by many ethnic groups who live and work here.”

In Johnson’s market, they may be purchasing office, industrial, or retail space for their own businesses, targeting long-term investment opportunities in their neighborhoods, or buying owner-user buildings to obtain a green card. This shift is not only changing the inbound investment landscape, but also causing U.S.-based advisers to rethink how they assist these clients.

Major Players and Target Markets

A substantial amount of the international investment capital is flowing in from Canada, which represented approximately one-third of all inbound activity last year, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. But private investors from a variety of countries are seeking opportunities across a broad spectrum of U.S. markets.   SEE MORE..







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