Foreign investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate has eased from peak levels set in 2015, but activity remains elevated compared to historical norms. The majority of the acquisitions tend to be smaller assets purchased through funds and domestic intermediaries. Though steady yields and asset appreciation factor into the acquisition strategies, international buyers are often more focused on capital preservation and asset stability, allowing them to occasionally outbid domestic parties to achieve their goal. Although international economies appear to have stabilized following the last bout of volatility in the first quarter, foreign investors remain active in the market.
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