Amid global inflation spikes, institutional investors have been flocking to commercial real estate en massebut one expert urges a slow hand, noting that “real estate can outperform inflation, but not always.”

Real Capital Analytics’ Jim Costello notes in a new analysis that in the G20 countries alone, inflation hit 4.6% through September, outpacing its pre-pandemic rate. But “inflation can distort investment decisions,” he says. 

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