Jim Cramer started recommending selected REITs on CNBC's "Mad Money" at the beginning of the summer. His new book "Getting Back to Even" due out this fall will discuss REITs as well as his "accidental high-yielding" philosophy of investing.
There is ample evidence that the collapse of the financial markets and the economic downturn both domestically and worldwide over the past two years have had a severe impact on real estate capital, liquidity and asset values.
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.
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.