The Fed’s attempts to rein in inflation by rising rates is shaking up investment strategies. Many investors are looking to commercial real estate as a potential hedge, given how it has performed historically during previous periods of high inflation and in rising rate environments. But that doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing ahead. Rising rates mean higher debt costs and, in turn, that is leading to repricing of commercial real estate assets. After years of staying at record low levels, cap rates may finally start ticking up. There is also increasing concern about the potential for a recession and what that might mean for occupancies and rents. Despite all of this, underlying property fundamentals for most commercial property types currently remain strong and there remain many good opportunities.
This forum will provide an update on how to approach commercial real estate investment given the shifting macroeconomic conditions and how they are affecting capital raising and capital deployment strategies for the rest of 2022 and into 2023.
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