International investors spent $16.3 billion in U.S. multifamily in 2015, according Axiometrics' KC Sanjay in an article for Forbes. With British voters' stunning decision to leave the European Union, that number could potentially rise.

The Brexit could decrease the value of British real estate, at least in the short term, as the United Kingdom attempts to first negotiate its way out of the EU, then seeks new trade deals on its own. That could send British speculators looking for someplace safe to spend their investment pounds and shillings, and the United States has one of the most attractive apartment markets in the world, according to Axiometrics’ economists.

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