The Experts Speak & The Final 2009 Numbers For The Consumer Price Index

Good Morning!

The National Real Estate Investor has been tracking Real Estate Trends for years, and this is the latest  from the Institutional Players:

What did private equity investors, including huge institutional players such as pension funds, learn most from the recent collapse in commercial real estate values? They want more of the asset class.

A new study of 90 global private equity real estate investors by London-based researcher Preqin confirms that instead of fleeing to the hills, institutional investors intend to commit more capital to private equity real estate funds in 2010 than they did in 2009. And surprisingly, none of the participants in the survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2009 has abandoned commercial real estate.

Listed below is the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.  Said Index is a key indicator in adjusting Rents as well as inflation.

Americans paid 2.7 percent more for goods and services in 2009.  The annual gain followed a 0.1 percent rise in 2008 that was the smallest since 1954.

Enjoy the weekend!

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