SAN DIEGO-A new study has ranked the city among the top 10 in the nation for commercial real estate investment and development.

San Diego ranks seventh among the nation’s largest cities in a survey released by Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2000, one of the industry’s most widely followed surveys. For the fifth straight year, San Francisco ranked as the top major US market for commercial real estate investment. Trailing closely for the second straight year is New York, with Boston, Los Angeles and Washington DC again rounding out the top five.

The 22-year-old survey, based on interviews with more than 150 leading real estate companies, is published jointly by Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Survey respondents’ continue to favor investment in “24-hour” cities that have a combination of housingand business activity in central locations.

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