Foreign Investors Look to U.S.Foreign investor interest in U.S. real estate grew sharply in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the latest survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. More than half of the respondents (51%) believe U.S. real estate provides the best opportunity for capital appreciation, up from 37% in 2008 and 26% in 07. The United Kingdom ranks second for expected capital appreciation with votes from 30% of respondents, followed by China with 10%. Washington, D.C., & New York City rank highest among U.S. cities thought to offer the best investment opportunities, followed by San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles. Two thirds of respondents say they plan to increase their investment in U.S. properties in 2010, and a majority of them say they prefer multifamily properties over other types.June 28 2010 - Fremont00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.