November 8, 2016, 11am PST
A new tax on foreign buyers and a threatened tax on vacant homes have contributed to a significant drop in home sales in October.
October 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Sadiq Kahn Mayor of London starts investigation of foreign investment in the city's property, hoping to find solutions to the issue of London's sky high property prices.
August 12, 2016, 9am PDT
As more constraints are put on cash outflows by the Chinese government, Chinese investors are slowing their spending spree on U.S. real estate.
August 4, 2016, 9am PDT
On August 2nd, a new 15 percent tax on real estate deals with foreign buyers went into effect. The goal was to cool the hyperactive housing market, but the implementation has caught many by surprise.
July 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Big news has emerged from British Columbia, where the government has been criticized for not doing more to address the housing affordability crisis.
June 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Prime Minister Trudeau took sides on one controversial issue central to the debate about the cost of housing in Vancouver, but stopped short of suggesting a clear policy agenda for the federal government to improve the problem.
March 9, 2016, 9am PST
Despite reports to the contrary, a recent report created in part by the City of Vancouver, finds that most housing types in the city have yet to be sold to absentee landlords.
December 23, 2015, 1pm PST
A regional perspective on the Congressional action to renew the controversial EB-5 program.
December 15, 2015, 2pm PST
For all the intention New York gets for foreign investors buying up rarefied air, Los Angeles has allowed shell companies to completely control the luxury real estate market—and the neighborhoods where it locates.
February 9, 2015, 6am PST
The New York Times ran a massive feature documenting the rise of foreign real estate investment in New York City, enabled by the anonymity of limited liability corporations.
December 30, 2014, 6am PST
Oliver Wainwright pens a wishlist of urban policies for 2015—the list focuses on issues of housing and development.
July 10, 2014, 5am PDT
While concern over foreign investment in the local real estate market is perfectly valid, the concern is irrelevant to the reasons and need to increase density and the supply of housing.
May 23, 2014, 11am PDT
A slew of analysis in recent weeks has examined the negative consequences of foreign real estate speculation in cities like New York City, London, and Vancouver.
January 2, 2014, 5am PST
As Chinese companies increase their direct investments in the United States, one midwestern city is reaping the rewards of close relationships with its foreign counterparts. What can Toledo teach the many cities seeking Chinese investment?
June 28, 2013, 11am PDT
With of support of leaders in Beijing, Chinese investors are making their presence known in U.S. commercial and residential real estate markets. The levels of foreign investment are reminiscent of the Japanese buying binge of the 1980s.
July 20, 2012, 10am PDT
The Bayview Hunters Point/Candlestick Point project in San Francisco looks like it'll be significantly funded by an unlikely source: the China Development Bank. Bruce Katz and Robert Puentes believe that this deal could change U.S.-China relations.
October 25, 2011, 6am PDT
Tripoli Airport and Misrata hospital are the first specific projects to be named, as western governments begin to release frozen assets to the National Transition Government (NTI) and international corporations spot an opportunity.
April 9, 2011, 11am PDT
The tiny mideast country of Qatar is a new hotbed of infrastructure activity and foreign investment, leading some to suggest that it will be the next place to take off in the region.