As Inquiries From Chinese Investors Increases, Investment Funds Cater to Demand

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San Diego based West Realty Advisors today announced plans to launch a program to cater to Chinese investors looking to invest in the US real estate market after receiving over 100 inquiries in the past 30 days from interested Chinese Investors.

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James Paine, Founder of West Realty Advisors

in the past 6 months we’ve been receiving more and more requests from Chinese investors looking to enter the US real estate market. We believe the market is telling us there is strong demand, so we have formulated a plan which will help us to easily cater

According to CEO and managing partner James Paine, “in the past 6 months we’ve been receiving more and more requests from Chinese investors looking to enter the US real estate market. We believe the market is telling us there is strong demand, so we have formulated a plan which will help us to easily cater to these inquiries.”

The program, which will launch this month, includes launching a website in Mandarin, creation of marketing materials aimed at Chinese investors and two full time staff members to handle the increasing number of inquiries.

With returns of 39.6% in 2013, West Realty Advisors receives between 10-30 inquiries per day from potential investors. When asked about the ratio of US vs. foreign investors, James Paine said, “5 years ago when we launched, 100% of the inquiries came from the US, now every day we are receiving more inquiries from foreign investors. In the past few months we’ve seen the numbers shift to increased requests from both Chinese and Russian investors. Now, over 30% of inquiries are from these foreign investors.”

With countries facing increased geopolitical uncertainty, many experts believe foreign investments will continue to grow in the upcoming years. West Realty Advisors will be ready and believe that many others will follow with similar programs as the demand picks up.

China, which is set to achieve its desired growth in 2015, is witnessing an increasing number of investors seeking to diversify their investment portfolios by investing in US real estate. According to Prudential analysts, there is increasing Chinese interest in commercial real estate, especially in top tier cities such as New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. This is especially so, after Chinese authorities have loosened regulations on the outflow of investment capital to foreign shores. A shining example of such investments is the acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel by the Chinese insurance group Anbang. The acquisition was valued at $1.95 billion.

With more dedicated resources, an eye out to capture the interest of the Chinese investors, and the global economic conditions backing higher investments in the US real estate markets, James Paine and his West Realty Advisors have high expectations to be successful in their new endeavor.

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