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Technical factors outside of commercial real estate (CRE) – QE-induced liquidity measures, low real rates and a shortage of highly rated assets in structured credit – have created a wedge in CRE asset pricing, as capital has disproportionately flowed to CRE assets that are perceived as “core.”
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