The amount of Chinese foreign investment into the U.S. for the first five months of 2018 declined more than 90 percent to $1.8 billion compared with the same period in 2017, according to Rhodium Group, a company that tracks Chinese investment in the U.S. That's the lowest amount in seven years, the group said.
Trade policy changes under the Trump administration, and a tightening of reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, also could be restraining investment from China, plus "greater scrutiny in Beijing over outbound flows," according to the Rhodium Group.
Despite the obstacles, Kerrigan said, it is possible a Chinese investor or Chinese dealer will enter the U.S. within the next five years. Kerrigan clarified that she is not currently under contract with any interested Chinese investors. Taylor declined to say whether his firm is.