Plummeting Inflation Raises New Risk for Fed: Rising Real Interest Rates

By Nick Timiraos Federal Reserve officials start the year with a problem they would ordinarily love to have: Inflation has fallen much faster than expected. It does, nonetheless, pose a conundrum. The reason: If inflation has sustainably returned to the Fed’s 2% target, then real rates—nominal rates adjusted for inflation—have risen and might be restricting economic activity too […]

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UBS Strategists See Far Deeper Fed Rate Cuts Than What Markets Are Pricing

By Alice Atkins and Sujata Rao-Coverley The Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by 275 basis points next year, nearly four times more than what markets are pricing, strategists at UBS Investment Bank predict. A continued decline in inflation will enable the central bank to start easing policy as soon as March, with rates likely to be cut in the large increments […]

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Heitman Pays Equity Residential $168M for Alewife Apartments

By Joe Clements CAMBRIDGE—In a mega-$168 million trade that caps off a banner beginning for CBRE/NE’s market-leading multifamily sales team, Heitman Real Estate Capital has changed places with fellow Chicago-based investor Equity Residential as landlord to the Cambridge Park Apartments in this city’s rapidly emerging Alewife district. The 311-unit, first-class asset at 30 CambridgePark Dr. […]

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