Dave Roberts, Global Real Estate Economist (London)
“As an asset class, real estate’s income potential, inflation hedging and higher yields should continue to be attractive, especially in times when investors have a profound fear of equity downside and bonds are paying such low yields. Nevertheless, real estate could suffer a short-term hit if the US does indeed plunge off the fiscal cliff.”
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