The ability of real estate owners to reprice and increase rents, provides REITs with characteristics that protect against inflation. At the same time, REITs today possess strong fundamentals while pricing at a discount to NAV, thus providing a compelling potential value investment opportunity. We believe that these unique factors – amid high inflation, increasing interest rates, and recession fears across equities markets – may make REITs a rare road to stability and compelling market performance.
- REITs Performance in Inflationary Environments
- REITs Performance in Periods of Rising Rates
- REITs Performance Following Fed Tightening Cycles
- REITs Offer a Diversified Property Mix with Unique Characteristics
- Strong Fundamentals and Compelling Value Amid Recession Fears
These comments are the opinion of Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. This material has been prepared using sources of information generally believed to be reliable; however, its accuracy is not guaranteed. Opinions represented are subject to change and should not be considered investment advice or an offer of securities. Please consult your financial professional for investment advice.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
All investment carry a certain degree of risk, including possible loss of principal.
Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against losses.
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