INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT CONTINUE STRONG PERFORMANCE
Inflation rates are currently at a 40-year high in the US and we are seeing that in everything from the price of gas to eggs in the grocery store. Times like this yield the question, what is a safe investment in such a volatile economy? Commercial real estate, according to investors, is currently a safe hedge against the high inflation rate we are facing here in the US. Real estate is often referred to as a long-term, safe, physical asset versus the stock market which seems to be struggling with inflation. Dow Jones is currently down 9.47% from the start of the year, NASDAQ is down 22.23%, and the S&P 500 Index is down 13.4%.
For comparison, in the first quarter of 2022, the industrial market has continued to increase rent across the US from the end of the fourth quarter in 2021. In that time roughly 92 million more square feet of buildings are under construction, and demand is once again on pace to outwork supply. In a time where investing in the market does not provide a comforting feeling, the real estate market is on track to deliver another year of incredible growth and high performance.