Fed Raises Interest Rates, CRE Sector Shrugs It Off – Boston Commercial Real Estate Market Trends

As expected, the Fed ups rates. Commercial real estate doesn’t think it’s a big deal.

 

MANSARD Commercial Real Estate Property Sales - Massachusetts & New Hampshire's Insight
As the Federal Reserve Bank moves to increase its key short-term rate, most commercial real estate investors expected the increase and have priced the change into their market valuations. This means that Greater Boston Commercial Real Estate Market Trends are accounting for the increased cost of capital today in adjustments to acquisition and disposition capitalization rates as well as optimism around inflation in the economy driven by positive GDP, which may ultimately result in rent growth and help to buoy investment valuations against a rising cost of capital marketplace. MANSARD's boston commercial real estate market trends tip: watch the debt rate and its corresponding relationship to acquisition cap rates in the next 12 months. Buyer pricing will be increasingly sensitive to the cost of borrowed funds as will their estimates for exit cap rate valuation in their discounted cash flow models.
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