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December jobs report – 2016 closes with strong U.S. payroll numbers



The Department of Labor reported on Friday that 156,000 jobs were added in December, slightly below expectations, but still a strong number. The best news in the report was wage growth, which grew at a pace of 2.9% year-over-year, and is the largest gain since 2009. The unemployment rate did tick…

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How Commercial Real Estate can serve as a potential hedge against unexpected inflation



This is the fourth and final installment in a series of blog posts in which I’m highlighting the compelling reasons why private commercial real estate should be included in an investor’s portfolio. Just to recap, in my last three blogs I discussed: how private commercial real estate can serve…

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