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Fed, Treasury Announce TALF Extension
Fed, Treasury Announce TALF Extension
The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department announced August 17 that the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) would be extended beyond the end of 2009.
UDR Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Kuwaiti Investors
UDR Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Kuwaiti Investors

In another instance of REITs partnering with foreign investors, multifamily REIT UDR Inc. announced August 17 that it had entered into a $450 million joint venture agreement with Islamic banking firm Kuwait Finance House (KFH).

Raising Capital Through A Direct Stock Purchase Plan
Raising Capital Through A Direct Stock Purchase Plan

Need to raise capital? Take a close look at what a state-of-the-art Dividend Reinvestment (DRIP) and Direct Stock Purchase Plan ("DSPP") with a Waiver Feature can do for your company.

PPR Forecasts CRE Prices Have Further to Fall
PPR Forecasts CRE Prices Have Further to Fall
Commercial real estate property values have fallen between 25 percent and 30 percent, and losses could reach between 35 percent and 45 percent by the time the market bottoms out, according to a new forecast from Property and Portfolio Research (PPR).
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.

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