Chinese investment in US commercial real estate has plunged in the last two years due in part to capital outflow restrictions and in part to geopolitical tensions between the two countries. 

Don't expect that to change anytime soon even if there is a reset in relations between China and the US as China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative draws more and more of the country's economic resources. 

The initiative, which was announced in 2013, will invest in nearly 70 countries and international organizations to recreate the old Silk Road trading route. The infrastructure to produce the route is costly.

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to and Real Estate Forum.