LOS ANGELES—It can’t be coincidence that at a time of enormous entity-level deals for industrial assets, the property type has become the investor favorite. That’s among the findings of the CBRE Group in its just-released North America Investor Intentions Survey 2015, which also found that industry players plan to go out further on the risk curve this year.

Although industriaI is not preferred by a majority of investors surveyed by CBRE, it did top the rankings with one-third of respondents selecting either of the two industrial categories as their preferred sector. Industrial was also first in 2014 with about the same response rate. Office comes in second highest with 25% of the vote, off slightly from 2014, with multifamily ranking third. Among niche property types, senior housing and healthcare are gaining in popularity, says CBRE.

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