Generally foreign investors who don’t have strong strategic alliances with U.S.-based partners are interested in major U.S. markets and core CBD areas that they already are familiar with, such as New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles. These are areas they believe will rebound well in the next five to seven years, if not sooner.


A strong alliance with a U.S. partner can widen the focus to include a variety of products in a greater array of market areas, with the foreign investor relying upon its U.S. partner to identify appropriate markets and properties.