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CEOs Say Downturn Has Demonstrated REITs'  Strength
CEOs Say Downturn Has Demonstrated REITs' Strength

As the global economy begins to slowly emerge from the recession, the REIT model for commercial real estate investment has proven its strength, according to executives speaking on a panel at REITWorld 2009 in Phoenix.

NAREIT Announces 2010 Leadership
NAREIT Announces 2010 Leadership
The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts announced today its 2010 officers, members of its executive and audit committees and new members of its board of governors. Elected chair was Debra A. Cafaro, chairman, president and CEO of Ventas, Inc.
Behringer Harvard Exec Says Multifamily Investors Will Seek Out "Higher-Quality" Assets in 2010
Behringer Harvard Exec Says Multifamily Investors Will Seek Out "Higher-Quality" Assets in 2010

Behringer Harvard, a sponsor of investment programs that include non-traded REITs, maintains real estate funds specializing in a number of sectors and investment styles.

Survey: More Than 70 Percent of Global CRE Investors Expect Positive Returns in 2010
Survey: More Than 70 Percent of Global CRE Investors Expect Positive Returns in 2010

More than 70 percent of commercial real estate investment managers expect positive returns from the global market in 2010, according to a survey published by UBS Investment Research.

REIT Market Dips in October
REIT Market Dips in October

The U.S. REIT market's string of monthly gains came to an end in October, as the FTSE/NAREIT All-REIT Index dropped 4.8 percent for the month.

Debate Over Securitization Reform Heats Up in Washington
Debate Over Securitization Reform Heats Up in Washington
In a development that could impact the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market, government officials and lawmakers are tightening up their scrutiny of the regulatory system for asset-backed securities (ABS) as part of the ongoing debate in Washington regarding financial market reforms.
Macquarie, CNL Team Up to Launch Global REIT
Macquarie, CNL Team Up to Launch Global REIT

CNL Financial Group Inc. and Macquarie Group Limited are partnering to form a new global REIT.

Fall in CRE Values Continues to Abate
Fall in CRE Values Continues to Abate
The drop in the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) continued to slow in August.
J.P. Morgan: CRE Distress Should Fuel REITs' Profitability
J.P. Morgan: CRE Distress Should Fuel REITs' Profitability

REITs should see profitable growth from the opportunities presented by distressed selling in the near future, according to a new paper from J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Analysis: Lenders Recovering 60 Percent on Defaulted Mortgages
Analysis: Lenders Recovering 60 Percent on Defaulted Mortgages

Lenders are recovering approximately 60 percent of the outstanding balances on defaulted commercial real estate loans, according to an analysis conducted by Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

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