WASHINGTON, DC—Opportunistic and value add properties are good assets to hide out in during a rising rate environment. Or possibly not, depending on one’s perspective. But as we close out this conversation it is worth examining whether rising rates should be a reflectively feared.

Rising interest rates are, at their core, a reaction to an overheating economy that is manifesting itself in the form of inflation. If the economy is not seriously out of whack they are not necessarily bad, Marc Shuster, resident in Berger Singerman’s Miami office and partner and co-manager of the Business, Finance & Tax team, tells GlobeSt.com. Property prices sometimes, or at least should, increase as a result, he says. “When the economy is growing, net operating income generation occurs, even if interest rates increase.”

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