Austin was named the best “non-gateway city” for commercial real estate investment, the Austin Business Journal reports. (Gateway is New York and Los Angeles.)
DLA Piper’s Annual State of the Market named Austin the best city for commercial real estate investment in the country. They asked 220 executives in the real estate biz from the best real estate firms in the country where they thought the best city was for investment and 45% of them said Austin. That puts Austin on top, tied with Seattle.
Denver and Nashville tied for the next spot with 33% of the respondents naming them both great investment cities.
Chinese investors are the biggest foreign investor in the US market. In Austin, a Chinese firm is partnering with a domestic one on the construction of 70 Rainey.