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More Than $40 Billion Flows Into Private Equity Real Estate Funds in 2009
More Than $40 Billion Flows Into Private Equity Real Estate Funds in 2009

The 96 private equity real estate funds worldwide raised $40.6 billion last year, according to a report from Preqin, a firm that specializes in alternative asset investment research.

Boston Properties Loses Co-founder Linde
Boston Properties Loses Co-founder Linde

Edward H. Linde, co-founder and CEO of Boston Properties, has died as a result of complications from pneumonia, the company announced Jan. 10.

REITs Cap Off Strong 2009
REITs Cap Off Strong 2009

REITs saw a strong recovery and year-end performance in 2009. The FTSE/NAREIT All REITs Index increased 6.43 percent in December, bringing 2009 total returns to 27.45 percent.

Fidelity: REITs Still Good Long-Term Buy
Fidelity: REITs Still Good Long-Term Buy
Following a strong rebound in 2009, REITs remain an attractive long-term investment option, according to the asset managers at Fidelity.
Weyerhaeuser to Elect REIT Status
Weyerhaeuser to Elect REIT Status

Forest products purveyor Weyerhaeuser Company announced Dec. 15 that it intends to elect REIT status.

Development Pipelines Still Trickling
Development Pipelines Still Trickling

Development itself is not an indicator of a particularly strong or weak economic or real estate market. Companies have many strategic reasons for ramping up or slowing down their development pipelines.

Q&A with Michael Hudgins, VP and Global REIT Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Q&A with Michael Hudgins, VP and Global REIT Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management

The financial crisis and ensuing fall-out has left some institutional investors wondering whether it still makes sense to invest in REITs. The answer is a resounding yes, according to Michael Hudgins, global REIT strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Analysis: CRE Mortgage Defaults Tick Up, Setting 16-Year High
Analysis: CRE Mortgage Defaults Tick Up, Setting 16-Year High

The default rate on commercial real estate mortgages held by banks climbed to 3.40 percent in the third quarter of 2009, up from 2.88 percent the quarter before, according to an analysis published on Dec. 1 by Real Estate Econometrics.

The Modern REIT Odyssey: Act 2
The Modern REIT Odyssey: Act 2

As the U.S. REIT industry closes the door on 2009 and heads into 2010 things certainly seem to be fully operational, even if all circuits aren't functioning perfectly just yet.

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