CHICAGO—Foreign investment in American industrial assets has jumped again in the past year, eclipsing the amount invested in 2007, and Canadians led the way, according to a new report by Avison Young’s industrial capital markets group. Foreign investment in industrial property from January until mid-November totaled $2.64 billion, compared to $2.33 billion in 2007. Canadian investment totaled $1.4 billion for 101 properties and South Korean investors came in second, paying $514 million for 23 properties.

“The total volume of investment activity in the industrial sector has increased during each of the past three years, up from $2.13 billion in 2012 and $1.16 billion in 2011, according to Real Capital Analytics statistics analyzed in mid-November,” according to the report. And “the most active investors are from Canada, where each year from 2011 to November 2013 the total amount disbursed was greater than the dollar volume from all other countries combined.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.