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Biz partner’s troubles could hurt REIT

November 7, 2008

Developers Diversified Realty Corp., a shopping center real estate investment trust that has struggled with debt issues, faces yet another headache. A large joint-venture partner, Coventry Real Estate Advisors, “appears to be facing liquidity...

Home starts drop to 17-year low

October 17, 2008

The housing crisis showed no signs of rebounding in September as construction of homes dropped to its slowest pace since early 1991, and building permits for new homes fell to their lowest level in almost 27 years. Data released from the Department...

Analyst decries REITs sell-off

October 16, 2008

Raymond James & Associates Inc. analyst Paul Puryear upgraded eight real estate investment trusts today in the belief that the recent sell-off in the sector has been overdone. “Enough, already!” he wrote in a note. “Given our years of real...

Equity REITS trounce markets

October 1, 2008

Equity real estate investment trusts continue to outperform the broader market in today’s volatile environment. In the first nine months of 2008, the group generated total returns, including dividends, of about 1.8%, according to the National...

Existing home sales, prices continue to fall

September 24, 2008

Sales of existing homes fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.91 million units in August, down 2.2% from July and 10.7% from a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors of Chicago. The decline reverses the slight improvement...

Median home prices tick up in July

September 9, 2008

Median prices of single family homes rose 0.9% in July from June, but they’re still down year-over-year by 11.4%, according to the July Home Price Index report released today by Denver-based Integrated Asset Services LLC. The index, which is...

Morgan Stanley forms $10B real estate fund

September 3, 2008

Undaunted by concerns about a weakening real estate market, Morgan Stanley is raising $10 billion for a global property fund, with at least $1.5 billion of that being funneled into China, according to a Reuters report that quoted unidentified...

Construction spending down in July

September 2, 2008

U.S. construction spending slipped 0.6% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.084 trillion, its lowest July level since 2004, according to a Department of Commerce report released today. Residential and commercial spending was 4.8%...

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...

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...

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