Earlier this year, Caliber CEO, Chris Loeffler published an article on Forbes that discusses five challenges facing PERE investors today.
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In the opening months of 2022, the private real estate sector has benefited from positive macroeconomic momentum, boosted by rising GDP, record levels of job growth, strong consumer spending and stimulus programs.
The landscape, however, is not entirely serene. Participants in private real estate markets—including individual investors, asset owners and portfolio managers—are facing several challenges:
1. Sustained Inflation, Strained Supply Chains And Tight Labor Markets
In January, the annual U.S. inflation rate accelerated to a 40-year high of 7.5% as what arguably began as a pandemic-related trend has become a broader, sustained phenomenon. The sharp increase in prices is driven by strained supply chains, tight labor markets and an uptick in energy costs. Together, these forces make certain real estate investments more expensive and create the potential for heightened volatility across wide swaths of the market.
That said, private real estate has the reputation of performing well during periods of elevated inflation. For investors seeking a hedge against inflation, the challenge is to identify the right private real estate investments. These could include opportunities with favorable supply and demand conditions that allow property owners to pass higher costs to tenants or development projects where rent growth and cap rates can protect profit margins in the face of rising construction costs.
2. Rising Interest Rates
In light of stronger hiring, consumer spending and inflationary pressures, the Federal Reserve is expected to reduce its balance sheet and embark on a series of interest rate increases. As a result, the private real estate market will be challenged to manage interest rate risk and navigate the subsequent impacts on property values and investment performance.
To minimize any damage from rising interest rates, real estate investors will need to think carefully about leverage, with a sharp focus on managing higher borrowing costs, bolstering cash flows and creating value.
To read about the next three challenges, click here to read the full article on Forbes.
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