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Consultants Rate REITs as a Top Inflation Hedge
Consultants Rate REITs as a Top Inflation Hedge
Investment consultants consider REITs a top inflation-hedging vehicle, according to a study from investment management firm PIMCO.
Spending on Energy Conservation to Rise in 2010, Survey Says
Spending on Energy Conservation to Rise in 2010, Survey Says

After spending dipped in 2009, commercial real estate companies plan to re-up their investment in energy efficient technology this year, according to an industry survey.

Commentary: The Case Against ATMs
Commentary: The Case Against ATMs

We at Cohen & Steers are against using ATMs––"at the market" off-the-shelf equity offerings, also known as "dribble-out" or "slow-mo" offerings––to issue common stock, and are asking REITs to put them back on the shelf. Here's why.

Private Equity Real Estate Fundraising Continues at a Crawl
Private Equity Real Estate Fundraising Continues at a Crawl
Private equity real estate funds continue to struggle to raise investor capital, according to an analysis from alternative assets research firm Preqin.
CPPI Shows First Decrease in Three Months
CPPI Shows First Decrease in Three Months

The Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) dropped 2.6 percent in February, ending a streak of three consecutive months with positive returns.

Macerich Holds Largest Secondary Equity Offering in REIT History
Macerich Holds Largest Secondary Equity Offering in REIT History
On April, 15, Macerich completed the largest secondary equity offering ever for a REIT, netting $1.23 billion.
Report: Rent Data Positive for Apartments
Report: Rent Data Positive for Apartments
In a positive sign for investors, multifamily REITs in the United States are taking an aggressive approach to raising rental rates, according to a report from Macquarie Equities Research.
Mueller: Enthusiasm Ebbing for Blind Pools
Mueller: Enthusiasm Ebbing for Blind Pools
Investors appear to be losing their appetite for "blind-pool" REITs that lack existing property portfolios, according to Glenn Mueller, professor with the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver.
Green Street Pricing Index Keeps on Climbing
Green Street Pricing Index Keeps on Climbing
The Green Street Advisors Commercial Property Price Index (GSA CPPI) continued its upward ascent in March, increasing 2 percent for the month.
U.S. REITs Outperform in First Quarter
U.S. REITs Outperform in First Quarter

REIT shares continued their strong performance in the first three months of 2010, nearly doubling the performance of the S&P 500 in the quarter. REITs doubled their own values on a one-year basis at the quarter's end.

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