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New Legislation Could Affect REITs' Risk Management
New Legislation Could Affect REITs' Risk Management
Congress currently is considering legislative measures to regulate financial derivatives that could significantly impact how REITs hedge risk.
ImClone to Anchor Alexandria Real Estate Facility in New York
ImClone to Anchor Alexandria Real Estate Facility in New York

Pharmaceutical company ImClone Systems has selected one of Alexandria Real Estate Equities' facilities in New York as its new headquarters for research and development.

Moody's: CRE Fundamentals Continue to Deteriorate
Moody's: CRE Fundamentals Continue to Deteriorate

The downturn in commercial real estate fundamentals accelerated in the first quarter of 2009, and the trend shows no signs of abating, according to a market analysis conducted by Moody's Investors Service.

Legacy TALF Program Recevies Nearly $670 Million in Applications
Legacy TALF Program Recevies Nearly $670 Million in Applications

The latest round of applications for financing under the government's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) produced the first investor applications for loans to purchase legacy commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). The loan applications totaled $668.94 million.

Carroll: Time for REITs to "Get Back to Basics"
Carroll: Time for REITs to "Get Back to Basics"
Steve Carroll, managing director of CBRE Global Real Estate Securities LLC, recently sat down with REIT.com to discuss the trend towards re-equitization in the commercial real estate industry, as well as the potential for REITs to capitalize on coming opportunities.
Highwoods Named Developer of the Year
Highwoods Named Developer of the Year

Office REIT Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW) has been named 2009 Developer of the Year by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Commentary: Proactive Corporate Governance
Commentary: Proactive Corporate Governance

In the fall of 2008, RiskMetrics (RMG) updated its corporate governance guidelines for 2009. These guidelines are critical for public real estate companies to understand as they suggest best practices on a variety issues that companies should address going forward.

Study: Troubled Assets Have Doubled in '09
Study: Troubled Assets Have Doubled in '09

The value of commercial real estate properties in default, foreclosure or bankruptcy has more than doubled already this year, according to a report from research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

CRE Markets Yet to Hit Bottom, Analyst Tells Congressional Panel
CRE Markets Yet to Hit Bottom, Analyst Tells Congressional Panel

Appearing before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on July 9, Richard Parkus, head of commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities for Deutsche Bank, said that despite the substantial losses investors have incurred in the CMBS market during the past two years as a result of the defaults of the loans underlying the securities, still more pain lies ahead.

PE Real Estate Fundraising Hits 5-Year Low
PE Real Estate Fundraising Hits 5-Year Low
Global private equity fundraising for real estate investment sunk to a five-year low in the second quarter of 2009, according to a new report from alternative asset research firm Preqin.

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