The U.S. commercial real estate market continues to be seen as attractive by global investors over both the short and long term, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) 2022 International Investor Survey Report, released in mid-April.
The survey, conducted in Q1 2022, reveals institutional insight and intent towards future real estate investment, recognizing the altered cultural attitudes towards live-work preferences among US cities coming out of the prolonged pandemic. About 75 percent plan to increase their volume of activity this coming year, and 25 percent anticipate increasing it considerably. Beyond 2022, about 80 percent of investors expect to increase their U.S. exposure over the next three to five years. These are topline results of the annual survey of some 175 organizations in more than 20 countries.