Half of all real estate investors in North America intend to increase their property acquisitions in 2015, with San Francisco the number one target for the second year in a row, according to the CBRE North America Investor Intentions Survey 2015.
Half of survey respondents said that they expect their purchasing activity to increase in 2015. Among this group, approximately one-third plans to raise their investment volumes by 20 percent or more.
The most compelling targets for investors in 2015 include most core markets — San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington and Chicago.
The high growth Texas metros of Dallas and Austin were also considered attractive for investment.
Rounding out the top metros list are four metros currently enjoying robust economic growth: Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami and Nashville. Unsurprisingly.
Houston dropped out of the top 10 list due to the challenges it faces with lower oil prices.
“The strength of the economy creating real estate demand, improved property fundamentals and measured supply gains make North America extremely attractive, with investors maintaining a hungry appetite for real estate assets,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President, CBRE Capital Markets.