By: Andrew Batson, Manager of Research & Analysis, JLL
In 2015, the U.S. industrial sector exceeded the office sector as the largest recipient of offshore capital for the first time. Ever.
In fact, foreign investments across cities, submarkets and sectors, are affecting transaction structures nationwide. According to the Q4 2015 Investment Outlook Report, “With $71.7 billion of cross-border transactions, this investment surpassed the former 2007 peak of $40.7 billion by 71.6%.”
The 2016 outlook should include a focus on primary markets, followed by a steady, selective variation of outsider capital interest into other market segments. But, as JLL suggests, “the offshore buyer pool remains strong and is growing.”
Read on to learn how strong economic and leasing performance benefitted the office, industrial and retail sectors in 2015. As a bonus, check out major investment highlights from the Great Lakes region in each property type.