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REITs Could be Added to Government Retirement Plan
REITs Could be Added to Government Retirement Plan

New legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 23 authorizes the administrators of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the federal government's defined contribution retirement program, to expand participants' investment options, potentially including distinct REIT funds.

LEED Certification to Require Periodic Reporting
LEED Certification to Require Periodic Reporting

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced June 25 that it will require recurring performance reports for buildings to receive LEED certification, a benchmark for sustainability in the commercial real estate industry.

Clark, Simon Make List of Top CEOs
Clark, Simon Make List of Top CEOs

A survey of investment professionals ranked REIT CEOs Richard Clark and David Simon among the top chief executives in the United States.

CPPI Data Show Largest Drop Ever In April
CPPI Data Show Largest Drop Ever In April

New data from the Moodys/REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) indicate that commercial real estate prices experienced their largest drop ever in April, falling nearly 9 percent for the month.

Private Equity Fundraising Hits 5-Year Low
Private Equity Fundraising Hits 5-Year Low

In the first quarter of 2009, worldwide private equity fundraising for real estate ventures reached its lowest point since 2004, according to new data from alternative asset research firm Preqin.

Obama Unveils Regulatory Proposals For CMBS
Obama Unveils Regulatory Proposals For CMBS
Among his proposals for wide-ranging changes to financial regulation, President Barack Obama is calling for new approaches to the origination and sale of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
Investor Enthusiasm For Global REITs Still Strong, Panelists Say
Investor Enthusiasm For Global REITs Still Strong, Panelists Say

Despite the losses sustained by REIT portfolios during the worldwide economic slowdown, investors remain bullish on global REITs for the long term, according to speakers at REITWeek 2009: NAREIT's Investor Forum.

Data Suggest Slowdown in CRE Transactions Bottoming Out
Data Suggest Slowdown in CRE Transactions Bottoming Out

Estimated commercial real estate transaction volume for the second quarter indicate the global slowdown in buying and selling of commercial property could be coming to an end, according to Real Capital Analytics.

UDR Unveils iPhone App To Help Apartment Hunters
UDR Unveils iPhone App To Help Apartment Hunters

Multifamily REIT UDR Inc. (NYSE: UDR) has created a new application for users of Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that enables on-the-go apartment hunters to find the company's properties.

Quick Study: REIT Diversification Benefits, Price Volatilty and Other Analysis
Quick Study: REIT Diversification Benefits, Price Volatilty and Other Analysis

John Glascock and Shaun Bond are colleagues in the finance and real estate department of the University of Cincinnati College of Business. Glascock has published more than 50 research articles on real estate and REITs, while Bond has published more than 20.

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