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Real Estate Risk Reviews Could Chill Chinese Investment in U.S.

Jan. 31, 2020, 7:14 PM

New rules taking effect next month that give U.S. regulators more power to block foreign real estate investments at or near sensitive sites like airports and military bases could have a chilling effect on Chinese investments.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) weighs national security risks from corporate deals resulting in foreign control of U.S. businesses, including corporate ownership of real estate. The committee will now have more authority to review and potentially reject a broader range of real estate deals, including those involving undeveloped land and leased space in a building.

CFIUS has targeted real...

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