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Shiller Says Economy Remains Precarious
Shiller Says Economy Remains Precarious

REIT magazine recently spoke with noted economist and author Robert Shiller of Yale University to discuss his views on REITs, financial derivatives and the economic drivers behind the commercial real estate market.

CPPI Shows Small Drop in March
CPPI Shows Small Drop in March

After rebounding earlier this year, the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) dipped 0.5 percent in March, a second straight month-to-month decline.

Real Estate With A Return Premium
Real Estate With A Return Premium

Publicly traded REITs provide not only liquidity and transparency, but also a significant performance premium.

The Truth About Real Estate Allocations
The Truth About Real Estate Allocations

Cohen & Steers reports that historical performance does not justify the high allocations to direct property.

Tapping the Sun: The Risks and Rewards of Going Solar
Tapping the Sun: The Risks and Rewards of Going Solar

Installing solar panels on commercial building rooftops can become a revenue-generating opportunity for REITs as they seek to harness the power of the sun to produce clean energy.

'Blind Pools' a Big Story in REIT IPOs
'Blind Pools' a Big Story in REIT IPOs

REIT IPOs have rolled steadily onto the market in 2010, both from established companies as well as "blind pool" REITs.

Industry Veteran Optimistic for Strong Rally in Southern California
Industry Veteran Optimistic for Strong Rally in Southern California

The Southern California commercial real estate market is poised for a strong recovery, according to industry veteran Richard Ziman.

Asian Markets on Strong Recovery Path
Asian Markets on Strong Recovery Path
Peter Mitchell, CEO of the Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA), believes that the major Asian commercial real estate markets are in the midst of a very strong recovery.
Problems in Greece Should Have Little Impact on European CRE, Charls Says
Problems in Greece Should Have Little Impact on European CRE, Charls Says
The global recession has clearly demonstrated the potential for one seemingly isolated financial virus to infect the world economy. Now, economists are watching Greece to see if the financial upheaval there will become today's version of yesterday's subprime mortgage market collapse.
Commercial Property Values Up Again in April, Green Street Index Shows
Commercial Property Values Up Again in April, Green Street Index Shows
According to Green Street Advisors' Commercial Property Price Index (GSA CPPI), commercial property values rose 5 percent in April.

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