Chinese Property Investment – USA vs. Australia

Invast Investment Committee

Invast Financial Services

We recently completed a teleconference with clients based in San Francisco. With their permission, we have written the following analysis this week. Our discussion centered on several factors and then concluded on the impact of Chinese buyers in the Australian market. They had heard about rising activity through the internet and pointed us out to some research from reputable global real estate investment firm CBRE. So we read through the CBRE report published in April titled “Asia rises as major source of cross-border capital for US real estate investment”. We were ready for some big numbers, but became slightly disappointed. In the opening paragraph, CBRE Head of Investment Research Jeanette I. Rice wrote “Asia has become a major supplier of capital for American real estate, acquiring US$7bn on commercial real estate assets in 2014”. Our initial impression was, $7bn – is that all? That’s peanuts. We then compared the US real estate investment numbers with those in Australia - the difference is striking. Read more via this (VIEW LINK)

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