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U.S. REITs Outperform in First Quarter
U.S. REITs Outperform in First Quarter

REIT shares continued their strong performance in the first three months of 2010, nearly doubling the performance of the S&P 500 in the quarter. REITs doubled their own values on a one-year basis at the quarter's end.

More Clarity Shows Improving CRE Picture, O'Brien Says
More Clarity Shows Improving CRE Picture, O'Brien Says

"Better visibility" in the commercial real estate market should have investors feeling more optimistic, according to Bob O'Brien, vice chairman and U.S. real estate leader with Deloitte.

Canadian REITs Poised To Continue Growth
Canadian REITs Poised To Continue Growth

Canadian REIT stocks have continued their upward trend in 2010, with several initial public offerings buoying the market, according to the Real Estate Property Association of Canada (REALpac).

Downturn Has Improved Digital Realty's Competitive Standing
Downturn Has Improved Digital Realty's Competitive Standing

REIT.com recently interviewed Pamela Matthews, director of investor relations, to discuss the impact of the recession on Digital Realty Trust's place in the competitive landscape.

U.K. to Allow REITs to Issue Stock Dividends
U.K. to Allow REITs to Issue Stock Dividends
In an effort to help REITs maintain financial flexibility, the United Kingdom government announced Mar. 24 that it intends to pass legislation allowing REITs to issue optional stock dividends in lieu of cash.
CPPI Up For Third Month In A Row
CPPI Up For Third Month In A Row

The Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index gained 1.0 percent in January, the third monthly increase in a row.

Investors See CRE Picture Brightening, Survey Says
Investors See CRE Picture Brightening, Survey Says

The mood among commercial real estate investors is generally improving, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Fire Sale Not Forthcoming, Banker Says
Fire Sale Not Forthcoming, Banker Says

REIT.com recently interviewed investment banker Russ Hancock, a vice president with KeyBanc Capital Markets, to get his take on the current deal-making environment in commercial real estate.

REITs Leading Property Investments as Economy Improves, E&Y Says
REITs Leading Property Investments as Economy Improves, E&Y Says

REITs are leading commercial property markets worldwide as they emerge from the global economic slowdown, according to an analysis from Ernst & Young.

Litt: Cap Rates Down, Fundamentals Up
Litt: Cap Rates Down, Fundamentals Up
While cap rates continue to fall, commercial real estate market fundamentals appear ready to begin slowly turning a corner, according to Jonathan Litt, managing principal of real estate investment firm Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC.

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