CBRE's Chris Ludeman “It is becoming increasingly challenging to secure core assets with long leases in the current market environment,” Ludeman says.

LOS ANGELES—For Middle Eastern investors in commercial real estate, the US has been the leading destination country over the past 12 months, with London the top city, CBRE said Tuesday. While outbound investment from the region has tapered somewhat compared to the 2015-2016 period, nonetheless it represents 8% of the global total for cross-border sales.