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Inflation and CRE April 13, 2011

Posted by Sean Tufts in Articles, Blogs, Investment Tools, Research/Data, Retail News.
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There is a long held belief that real estate is a solid hedge against rising inflation. We have heard the mantra that “higher inflation is right around the corner” for what seems like forever. It is a common topic we discuss with our clients who are considering purchasing commercial real estate. National Real Estate Investor has an interesting article that goes in depth into the realities of using real estate as an inflation hedge.

Multifamily as a whole might be all the rage right now, but finding a high-quality retail property fully occupied by reliable tenants locked in for several years may be a better option, depending on prevailing prices.

Concerns about rising inflation emphasize the importance of — but do not really change — the basic mandate of good real estate investing. Know your property types and market trends, and find assets that offer a good rate of income and capital return.”

Read the full article here.

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