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In the last two years, foreign investment activity in the US has spiked, according to new data from CBRE. Since 2010, foreign capital has acquired $61 billion worth of real estate in US markets with activity increasing significantly in the last two years. Thanks to two healthy ports, a large population and growing infrastructure, Los Angeles has captured more foreign capital than any other US city.

“Los Angeles is a gateway city, with the ports of LA and Long Beach. In addition, this region boasts a tremendous population base, which adds to its great appeal,” Barbara Emmons-Perrier, vice chairman at CBRE, tells GlobeSt.com. “This combination plus its relative value as compared with other gateway regions has made it one of the most desired markets in the U.S.  Foreign investors want to be in prime markets that are recognizable and safe.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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