Inflation & Construction – RENJ Feature

Written By Kristian Cichon, ME, BE, Director of Acquisitions, and Meghan Crehan, Marketing Director – Deugen Development Published on

Inflation and the effects on new construction in 2022

As the United States tries to claw its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, a long-discussed concern in the market has finally started to come to fruition and affect the economy globally. A disrupted supply chain, labor shortages and record government stimulus has begun to drive prices higher leaving nearly all industries uncertain of what the future holds. For the real estate and construction industry, an elevated inflation rate and the setbacks from the pandemic have resulted in what some call a perfect storm that is showing to have a magnified impact on the development costs and timelines of new projects.