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Forecast Shows Default Rate Gaining Momentum
Forecast Shows Default Rate Gaining Momentum

The rate at which bank loans on commercial real estate fall into default continues to accelerate, according to a new analysis from Real Estate Econometrics.

Economic Challenges Cause Shift in Staffing Focus for Many REITs
Economic Challenges Cause Shift in Staffing Focus for Many REITs

The challenges of an economic slowdown and illiquid credit markets have caused many REITs to shift their staffing focus away from transactional-based roles toward functional-based positions, according to Bill Ferguson, co-chairman and co-CEO of FPL Advisory Group.

Behringer Harvard Partners with Army on Housing Facilities
Behringer Harvard Partners with Army on Housing Facilities
Commercial real estate investment company Behringer Harvard has entered into a partnership with the U.S. Army to provide 10 new lodging facilities for transient military personnel.
CPPI Data Suggest Slowing Slide in CRE
CPPI Data Suggest Slowing Slide in CRE
The latest data from the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) suggest the precipitous decline in commercial real estate values of the past two years may be slowing.
Lenders Still Tightening CRE Credit Standards, Survey Shows
Lenders Still Tightening CRE Credit Standards, Survey Shows
Banks are still ratcheting up standards for commercial real estate loans, according to the Federal Reserve's quarterly survey of lending institutions.
Fed, Treasury Announce TALF Extension
Fed, Treasury Announce TALF Extension
The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department announced August 17 that the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) would be extended beyond the end of 2009.
UDR Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Kuwaiti Investors
UDR Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Kuwaiti Investors

In another instance of REITs partnering with foreign investors, multifamily REIT UDR Inc. announced August 17 that it had entered into a $450 million joint venture agreement with Islamic banking firm Kuwait Finance House (KFH).

Raising Capital Through A Direct Stock Purchase Plan
Raising Capital Through A Direct Stock Purchase Plan

Need to raise capital? Take a close look at what a state-of-the-art Dividend Reinvestment (DRIP) and Direct Stock Purchase Plan ("DSPP") with a Waiver Feature can do for your company.

PPR Forecasts CRE Prices Have Further to Fall
PPR Forecasts CRE Prices Have Further to Fall
Commercial real estate property values have fallen between 25 percent and 30 percent, and losses could reach between 35 percent and 45 percent by the time the market bottoms out, according to a new forecast from Property and Portfolio Research (PPR).

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