Tag: Federal Reserve

The Fed, Interest Rates and Property Values


How will any Federal Reserve action impact the cost of capital and cap rates? Jonathan Hipp takes a closer look in this EXCLUSIVE column on the subject.

In March 2019, the Federal Reserve announced it would leave the key interest rate unchanged, bringing to a halt the hikes it had begun in late 2015. In the same announcement, the Fed forecasted one rate hike in 2020, and stated they will stop reducing their bond portfolio by fall 2019. The Fed opted to take a hands-off approach to the federal funds rate, due to a forecasted slowdown in the global economy.…

Amanda WillisThe Fed, Interest Rates and Property Values