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Industrial REITs take hit as global economy slows

September 1, 2008

Despite consistently having generated above-average returns during much of the past six years, industrial real estate investment trusts, especially those with a global reach, are slipping along with the economy. Prologis, based in Denver, and...

LandCap buys land loans from Wachovia

August 20, 2008

In a sign that the vultures are circling around troubled loans, LandCap Partners of Los Angeles announced plans to buy $40 million of troubled land and construction loans from Wachovia Corp. of Charlotte, N.C. LandCap, a closely held national...

REITs can offer soft landings, analyst says

June 30, 2008

Nervous investors seeking safe havens from today’s economic turmoil might look at certain equity real estate investment trusts that are offering safe, attractive dividend yields for steady returns, according to a research note by a JPMorgan...

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. Robert Brooks, 69, died of natural causes...

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....

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