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Home prices continue to tumble in April

June 24, 2008

Home prices continued their freefall in April, with some areas reporting declines of nearly 27% year-over-year. The composite index of 10 metropolitan areas was down 16.3% in April from the same period a year ago, and the 20-city composite index...

Invesco Agency files mortgage REIT IPO

June 17, 2008

Another mortgage real estate investment trust has entered the public arena. Invesco Agency Securities Inc. filed a $250 million initial public offering Monday. The company will invest in mortgage-backed securities that are backed by government...

Spitzer mulls real estate career path

June 12, 2008

Eliot L. Spitzer, the disgraced ex-New York governor and former scourge of Wall Street, is mulling investments in distressed real estate or even starting up a vulture fund, according to published reports. Mr. Spitzer met with several of his...

REITs find home on web

June 4, 2008

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Inc. has launched

REITs outperform broader market in 2008

June 2, 2008

Real estate investment trusts outperformed other major market benchmarks during the first five months of the year. The FTSE NAREIT all-REIT index showed that REITs were up 6.5%, for the period, while equity REITs rose 8.2%. The Standard & Poor’s...

U.S. foreclosures climbed steeply in April

May 14, 2008

U.S. foreclosures continued to climb in April. The number of foreclosure filings rose to 243,353 in April, up 4% from March and up 65% from the same month a year ago, according to a RealtyTrac Inc. report released today. “The total number of...

Struggling REITs ripe for the picking

April 3, 2008

One of real estate’s most highly regarded portfolio managers, Marty Cohen, sees growth potential and opportunity in the commercial real estate market. “This is probably one of the most exciting times,” Mr. Cohen, co-chairman and co-chief...

NFL veteran’s financial strategy relies on rock band, real estate

September 10, 2007

It’s only nine in the morning on this late-July day, but Tom Ensign’s white dress shirt is already blotted with dark circles of perspiration. Mr. Ensign, president and chief executive of Provest Management Group, is standing on a football...

Newly formed REIT files $250 million IPO

August 17, 2007

Chimera Investment Corp., a newly formed specialty finance company that will invest in mortgages, filed to raise up to $250 million through an initial public offering. Manhattan-based Chimera, which will be classified as a real estate investment...

Coby Brooks challenges widows' bid for elective share of Hooters fortune

August 13, 2007

CHICAGO — Coby Brooks, the son of the late founder and owner of the Hooters restaurant chain, is in an estate battle with his father's widow, arguing that a commonly used estate law is unconstitutional. + Zoom Coby Brooks: Claims his stepmother...

Startup launches real estate index

August 7, 2007

Manhattan-based startup Radar Logic has licensed its real estate data to three Wall Street firms that will allow investors to bet on which way residential real estate markets are headed. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc....

Henderson sinks $1B into Asian real estate

July 16, 2007

Henderson Global Investors will launch a $1 billion fund focused on Asian real estate, according to a Financial Times report. The Henderson Asia Pacific Indirect Property Fund will invest in listed and united properties in the Asia-Pacific region....

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