This study examines the inflation hedging properties of real estate stocks in developed and emerging European markets over 1990 to 2011. A dynamics ordinary least squares (DOLS) regression is employed to study the long-run inflation properties of European real estate stocks. The preliminary results show that developed real estate stocks provide a positive inflation hedge against expected inflation over the long run, while no similar evidence is found in the emerging markets. The finding suggests that the inflation-hedging properties of real estate stocks are related to institutional involvement in the real estate stock markets. The finding could have profound implications to institutional investors.