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Kirby: REITs Excel at Capital Allocation
Kirby: REITs Excel at Capital Allocation

As the commercial real estate market began to approach its peak in 2007, REITs prudently sold off assets, while private funds were net acquirers, according to a study of industry data conducted by Green Street Advisors Chairman and Director of Research Mike Kirby.

UMH Chairman Sees Manufactured Homes as Key to Affordable Housing
UMH Chairman Sees Manufactured Homes as Key to Affordable Housing
UMH Properties Inc. owns and operates manufactured housing communities in the United States. Since being founded in 1968, the company has grown its portfolio to nearly 7,000 properties comprising 28 communities.
REITs Post Double-Digit Gains in July
REITs Post Double-Digit Gains in July
U.S. REITs bested the broader markets in July, as the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index gained 10.2 percent for the month.
RCA Says Equity in Trillions in CRE Property at Risk
RCA Says Equity in Trillions in CRE Property at Risk
Owner equity in $1.3 trillion in commercial property is "at great risk if not already wiped out," according to a report from research firm Real Capital Analytics.
FBR's Poggi Says New REITs Seek to Leverage Government Programs
FBR's Poggi Says New REITs Seek to Leverage Government Programs

A wave of mortgage REIT IPOs have been announced this year. Gabriel Poggi, vice president of real estate equity research with FBR Capital Markets and Company, covers agency mortgage, structured finance mortgage and triple-net real estate investment trusts.

Knott: Re-equitization a Multiyear Process
Knott: Re-equitization a Multiyear Process

The first six months of 2009 were eventful ones for the commercial real estate industry. REITs issued $16 billion in equity, and the market began to show signs of rebounding. Analyst Michael Knott of Green Street Advisors recently spoke with REIT.com about the outlook for the second half of the year.

CPPI Data Show CRE Prices Continue to Slide
CPPI Data Show CRE Prices Continue to Slide

Commercial real estate prices continued to fall in May, down 7.6 percent for the month, according to the latest data from the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI).

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.

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