CHICAGO—Investors from a diverse range of countries including Canada, Germany, and the UK have poured an average of $2.3 billion into the US industrial market over the past four years, but the March 2015 purchase of IndCor Properties by Global Logistics Properties Ltd. of Singapore for roughly $8 billion could be the harbinger of things to come.

“The foreign capital is here to stay,” Erik Foster, a Chicago-based principal with Avison Young and the practice leader for the company’s national industrial group, tells “The US is a safe haven for investors and the IndCor transaction is only one of what is probably going to be a couple more large entity platform sales,” some of which could be even larger.

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