Driven by the adoption of U.S.-style real estate trusts abroad, weakness in the greenback and demand for international investment opportunities by big pension funds and endowments, American mutual fund companies are diving head first into the burgeoning international property sector.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Goldman Sachs, Cohen & Steers and ING Group are among fund managers to have recently taken the leap into international Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs.

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