Commercial real estate is still a smart move amid inflation, higher interest rates

High inflation is here. We can all feel the pressure in day-to-day spending. The Personal Consumption Expenditure index tells us that prices are up 6.3% year over year — three times the Federal Reserve’s 2% average target.

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates to curb inflation, increasing them by 0.75% in June. These rates may be hiked another 0.75% in July and possibly another 0.5% or 0.75% more in September.

These economic forces cause uncertainty for investors and borrowers. Fortunately,…

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