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Zell Says Value Comes From Having a Liquid Security
Zell Says Value Comes From Having a Liquid Security

Sam Zell helped kick off REITWeek 2010 with his opinions on the state of the REIT industry.

Jobs Still Major Concern for Economists
Jobs Still Major Concern for Economists

The first general session at REITWeek2010 focused on the state of the overall economy and whether or not investors should be optimistic or guarded.

KeyBanc Bankers See Debt Markets as Key to Remainder of 2010
KeyBanc Bankers See Debt Markets as Key to Remainder of 2010

A return to normalcy in the debt markets is crucial in the second half of 2010, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets.

REITs Pull Back in May
REITs Pull Back in May

The rally in the U.S. REIT market took a step back in May, as the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Total Return Index fell 5.32 percent for the month. As of June 1, the index was up 8.43 percent in 2010.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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