Moreover, institutional investors are also picking up European REITs as more observers argue that the property values in the U.S. are unlikely to rise much further in the short-term, whereas the Eurozone is still on a road toward recovery.

“As much as we like the U.S. economy right now, you can’t buy U.S. real-estate companies for 20%, 30% discount to their book value,” Marc Halle, global head of real-estate securities for Prudential Real Estate Investors, said in the article.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.