05 Jul 2022

Special report: Can commercial real estate beat the current high inflation environment?

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by Indraneel Karlekar, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Research and Portfolio Strategies
Arthur Jones, Director Real Estate Research

Real estate has historically been viewed as an asset class that offers potential for preservation during periods of high inflation. In these two special reports, we examine evidence to assess how real estate markets in the U.S. have fared with inflation. Investors need to be mindful that not all property sectors, or locations, will offer the same performance or the same potential hedge against inflation benefits. We recommend focusing on a mix of emerging growth and traditional property types in metro areas aligned with long-term structural drivers that include technology and strong demographic growth profiles.