Several trends point to the reality we should expect rents to edge higher in the future. While many economy watchers tout the line any economic crisis will result in massive defaults and deflation hidden forces may prove them very wrong. Over the last few decades, a great amount of wealth flowing into paper promises rather than tangible assets has masked true inflation but it is everywhere. One place where inflation is most obvious is in the replacement cost of buildings and infrastructure destroyed or damaged by natures fury.

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