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Litt: Cap Rates Down, Fundamentals Up
Litt: Cap Rates Down, Fundamentals Up
While cap rates continue to fall, commercial real estate market fundamentals appear ready to begin slowly turning a corner, according to Jonathan Litt, managing principal of real estate investment firm Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC.
Analyst: Worst of Liquidity Crunch Likely Over
Analyst: Worst of Liquidity Crunch Likely Over

Market trends suggest that the commercial real estate market has weathered the worst of the financial storm that has gripped the industry since the fall of 2008, according to SNL Financial LC Senior Industry Analyst, Real Estate, Jason Lail.

REITs Back in the Black in February
REITs Back in the Black in February

U.S. REIT returns bounced back in February from the previous month's dip, as the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index gained 5.06 percent.

Green Street Index Shows Commercial Property Pricing Up 10 Percent Since May '09
Green Street Index Shows Commercial Property Pricing Up 10 Percent Since May '09
U.S. commercial property prices increased by 1 percent in February, according to the latest data from the Green Street Advisors Commercial Property Price Index (GSA CPPI).
Stark Receives Small Investor Empowerment Award
Stark Receives Small Investor Empowerment Award

NAREIT presented its 2010 Small Investor Empowerment Award to Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) at the Washington Leadership Forum on Feb. 23.

Analysis: Commercial Mortgage Defaults Continue to Climb
Analysis: Commercial Mortgage Defaults Continue to Climb

The default rate on commercial mortgages more than doubled from 2008 to 2009, according to a report from Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

CPPI Shows Largest Monthly Gain Ever
CPPI Shows Largest Monthly Gain Ever

The Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) measured the largest monthly gain in its history in December 2009, according to the latest data.

"Pretend and Extend" Coming to an End, Restructuring Specialist Says
"Pretend and Extend" Coming to an End, Restructuring Specialist Says
Tom Mullaney, a founding partner of the real estate and financial restructuring firm Huntley, Mullaney, Spargo & Sullivan, LLC (HMS), leaves little room for doubt when it comes to his view on the changing attitude of lenders in the current financial climate.
Mercer Expects Big Things From REITs
Mercer Expects Big Things From REITs

In October, Mercer, a major consulting firm to the retirement plan industry, advised institutional investors that REITs are "poised to capitalize on a period many believe will present the best investment opportunities seen in the past 20 years."

Survey Shows Appetite for PE Real Estate Investment May Be Growing
Survey Shows Appetite for PE Real Estate Investment May Be Growing
Coming off their worst fundraising year since 2004, the outlook is more promising for private equity real estate funds in 2010, according to a new survey from alternative assets research firm Preqin.

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