China's Insurance Funds Directing $14B To Int'l Real Estate

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- Chinese insurance funds are poised to make major inroads in the U.S. real estate market with more than $14 billion available for investment, according to research from global property adviser CBRE Group Inc. released Tuesday.

A lack of investable properties in major Chinese cities and oversupply issues in smaller markets are colliding with low interest rates abroad to generate significant pent-up demand for high-end office properties in core international cities, according to CBRE.

High-transparency markets including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia are...
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