To find the implied growth rate, why is going in cap rate used and not terminal cap rate?

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The going-in cap rate is what we usually called cap rate. The terminal cap rate is for resale value of a property.
Here’s an example. An investor buys a property for $100 million. First-year NOI is estimated at $6.0 million. Then the going-in cap rate is 6.0%. Three years later, the investor believes that the terminal cap rate is approximately 2.0% and the last year NOI is projected at $3 million. The resale value is estimated by $3 million divided by the 2%.

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