Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate

  • December 24, 1990
  • • Written by: John McMahan

Fall/Winter 1990, Vol 15, No 2

Abstract: Most foreign investment in U.S. real estate today is made by institutions driven by the prospects of obtaining more favorable yields. But, returns on U.S. real estate are not as strong as those that can be obtained from real estate investments in other countries. Fears that foreign investors will vertically integrate and the posssibility that U.S. legislators will intensify regulation of foreign investment may dampen further growth in this area. Nonetheless, foreign investors will continue to be major players in the U.S. real estate market in the future.