The survey found that San Francisco was the third favourite city for foreign investors, with Houston and Los Angeles coming in at four and five, respectively. The US remains the most "stable and secure" country for investment by a wide margin of over 50 percentage points over second-place country Germany. This is the widest margin since 2006.
The US remains the country providing the best opportunity for capital appreciation. It also leads the ranking for planned real estate acquisitions in 2014, with nearly half of respondents projecting a modest increase in their US portfolio size and 20 per cent projecting a "major" increase.
"Foreign investors' continued and growing interest in the US real estate markets reflects fully functioning capital markets for both debt and equity that provide access to a broad range of investment opportunities," said the association's chairman, Steven Hason. - Reuters