Investors - MAY 11, 2022

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Inflation data remains top of mind for real estate investors

by Loretta Clodfelter

From national inflation figures to local property markets, real estate investors have never had more data available to drive investment decisions, but how they analyze and interpret that data can remain a challenge. Such data can be extremely valuable in making investing decisions, noted Dr. Tingting Zhang, founder and CEO of the TerraCotta Group, in an interview with IREI, adding that the key question real estate investors should ask themselves is whether they have the tools to effectively analyze the data they are collecting.

“At TerraCotta Group we have a clearly defined protocol,” said Zhang. “We break down data processing into three steps: first, we create a ‘reservoir’ to hold data ― effectively, a way of storing data that allows us to analyze them across many use cases. Second, we implement a data ontology that captures the complexity of real estate data in a structure that enables analytics. Finally, we utilize advanced data analytics to detect trends and

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