David Lynn’s Top 10 Challenges Facing Commercial Real Estate in 2011

February 16, 2011

As the economy shows signs of substantial improvement, the commercial real estate industry is emerging from a transitional phase in 2010 to a recovery stage in 2011. Institutional-quality real estate assets in primary markets have begun to stabilize and appear to be poised for recovery

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Markets Should Prepare for Higher Inflation, Interest Rates

January 30, 2011

Commodity prices have been surging in recent months. In 2010, the global Commodity Price Index for fuel (energy) climbed 21%, for food 27% and for industrial inputs, including raw materials and metal, a whopping 31%. Yet headline inflation and core prices, excluding food and energy in the United States, have been tame, up just 1.1% and 0.8%, respectively. And in November the Fed was worried about deflation. So, where does the disconnect lie?

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