Sunbelt Real Estate Investment On The Rise

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT) -- Institutional and private equity investors are flocking to the Sunbelt states to buy up real estate portfolios in growing numbers, taking advantage of improving economics in some of the areas hit hardest by the recession, experts say.

The so-called Sunbelt region, which covers much of the southern third of the U.S., saw some of the worst effects of the housing crisis after experiencing a population boom in the years prior. Unemployment in Nevada led the nation at nearly 15 percent until 2011, and states like California,...
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