Inflation and Real Estate Investments
23 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2011 Last revised: 18 Aug 2016
Date Written: November 29, 2011
This paper analyzes the inflation sensitivity of real estate investments, comparing them to other inflation-sensitive assets. The most transparent source of real estate investment returns comes from publicly traded stocks of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The authors examine the available return data, with an emphasis on their relationship to US inflation, although conclusions may apply elsewhere as well.
Keywords: Property, securities, real estate investment trusts, REIT, REITs, hedge effectiveness, illiquid assets, portfolio allocation, Sharpe ratio, inflation protection, inflation sensitivity
JEL Classification: E31, G11, G21
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