By Petra Blazkova on June 11th, 2018
Fears about Chinese buyers losing their appetite for global commercial real estate investments may have been overdone.
In the first quarter of 2018, Chinese investors bought $12.5 billion more income-producing properties than they sold. With very little selling from Chinese investors, the most recent activity was dominated by the $11.6 billion GLP buyout by a joint venture of several Chinese players.
Beijing’s introduction of stricter rules on outbound capital had caused worries that Chinese investors would retreat from the global commercial real estate scene. Cumulatively, their net cross-border investments have surpassed $124 billion since the Global Financial Crisis.
Read previous Real Capital Analytics posts about Chinese buyers’ overseas activity in recent years and Chinese investors’ holdings by geography and asset type.