lt of stricter capital controls and regulations from the mainland. The Chinese govern

ment implemented the controls to better “regulate and manage outbound investment flows,” David Bit

ner, Cushman & Wakefield’s head of capital market research, said in an interview Thursday.

“I think Chinese investments are generally refocusing their interests into other types of i

nvestments, such as infrastructure (and) R&D (research-and-development) facilities. However, when it com

es to commercial real estate, I think the interest will remain as opportunities arise,” Selma Hepp, vice-president of b

usiness intelligence at real estate brokerage Pacific Union International Inc, wrote in an email.

Bitner also expects Chinese investment in US re

al estate this year to focus on industrial properties, infrastructure and R&D facilities.

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