Real Estate Expert Joins Euro Pacific Canada’s Research Team

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Sutherland Has Seen Real Estate Industry from All Angles; Joins Team Focused on Hedging BoC and US Fed Inflationary Policies

With current historically low interest rates and the effectiveness of real estate as an inflation hedge, we continue to be bullish on carefully selected global real estate investments.

Euro Pacific Canada, Inc. announced today the addition of real estate analyst Robert Sutherland, FRI(E), to its growing research team. Sutherland has over 12 years of experience in the European, US, and Canadian markets, and will add vital real estate coverage to Euro Pacific’s inflation-hedging approach.

Euro Pacific’s investment approach currently forecasts the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada to keep interest rates excessively low for the short- to medium-term. Since its launch in 2010, Euro Pacific Canada has aggressively assembled a team of hard asset experts to develop portfolios for clients that provide a hedge against rising inflation. Real estate is a historically sound alternative to cash and fixed-income debt.

Sutherland has worked in various facets of real estate financial analysis. He was part of successful launch team for data gathering service Real Estate Search Corp., provided high-level strategic and sector analysis to Oxford Properties Group, and covered a portfolio of REITs and REOCs for National Bank Financial. He joins Euro Pacific Canada as Analyst – Real Estate, with an emphasis on focused, mid-cap REITs.

"In a world where investors increasingly want the security of tangible assets and strong dividend yields, the REIT sector has continued to outperform,” says Sutherland. “With current historically low interest rates and the effectiveness of real estate as an inflation hedge, we continue to be bullish on carefully selected global real estate investments.”

Sutherland has the track record and industry contacts to determine which REITs and REOCs will be able to withstand highly volatile macroeconomic conditions. He is an executive fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, developing leader of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and candidate-member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He also serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the Real Property Association of Canada.

With inflation neutralizing yields on traditional defensive investments like Canadian Savings Bonds and US Treasuries, investors are being forced to redefine defensive to include traditionally riskier assets. Sutherland, along with metals and mining analyst Luisa Moreno and clean technology analyst Sabrina Tsai, will be tasked with balancing risk with return for Euro Pacific Canada’s retail clients.

Euro Pacific Canada, Inc. is a full-service, IIROC-registered broker/dealer specializing in foreign markets and securities. The firm is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with branch offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec. Euro Pacific’s investment strategy follows advice laid out by US broker/dealer Euro Pacific Capital’s Chief Global Strategist, Peter Schiff, an internationally recognized economist and financial analyst. The Euro Pacific approach gives clients access to and knowledge about foreign securities that may not be offered by discount brokerage firms.

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If you'd like more information about this announcement, or to schedule an interview with Robert Sutherland, please call Michael Finger at 917-338-9636 or e-mail mike(at)centinel(dot)net.

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