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REALTORS® International Commercial Transactions Reach 20%

  • International investors have always been attracted to the quality and stable fundamentals of U.S. commercial properties.
  • After the 2008-09 recession, the percentage of cross-border investments in U.S. markets has risen from six percent in 2009 to 10 percent in 2011*.
  • In comparison, 20 percent of Realtors®’ sales of commercial properties were made to international clients and investors, according to the 2012 Commercial Lending Survey.

*Source: Real Capital Analytics

George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

George Ratiu, Research Economist, writes regular economic columns and conducts research in the areas of commercial real estate, international investments, mortgage performance and foreclosures. He produces NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Outlook and manages quantitative surveys, including the Commercial Real Estate Quarterly Market Survey.

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