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Foreign Investors Snap Up D.C. Real Estate

Foreign investors -- from Korea, Israel, China and Germany -- are buying up office buildings in D.C. at twice the pace of last year. Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are financing a major mixed-use project and a convention center hotel that's under construction downtown. Kojo explores what a boom in foreign investment means for the D.C. real estate market and the city.

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