Considerations for Real Estate Investment in an Inflationary Environment

Inflation soared in 2022 as the global economy experienced a number of unforeseen shocks. The impact of government stimulus, low interest rates, disruption within the global supply chain, and an ongoing war in Ukraine have resulted in prices for goods and services hitting record highs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that its consumer price index (CPI-U) climbed 7.1% in November from a year ago, down from a peak of 9.1% in July — the highest reading since the early 1980s, and well above the long-term inflation target of 2.0%.

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