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Analysis: CRE Mortgage Defaults Tick Up, Setting 16-Year High
Analysis: CRE Mortgage Defaults Tick Up, Setting 16-Year High

The default rate on commercial real estate mortgages held by banks climbed to 3.40 percent in the third quarter of 2009, up from 2.88 percent the quarter before, according to an analysis published on Dec. 1 by Real Estate Econometrics.

The Modern REIT Odyssey: Act 2
The Modern REIT Odyssey: Act 2

As the U.S. REIT industry closes the door on 2009 and heads into 2010 things certainly seem to be fully operational, even if all circuits aren't functioning perfectly just yet.

Vornado CEO Mike Fascitelli Offers Rare Glimpse Into One of REIT Industry's Biggest Names
Vornado CEO Mike Fascitelli Offers Rare Glimpse Into One of REIT Industry's Biggest Names
In May, Mike Fascitelli, CEO of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO), began the unenviable task of trying to fill the shoes of one of the commercial real estate industry's legends, Steven Roth. As part of a long-standing succession strategy, Roth ceded the Chief Executive title to Fascitelli, but he remains an active Chairman.
Robinson: CRE Investors Want to Avoid "Catching a Falling Knife"
Robinson: CRE Investors Want to Avoid "Catching a Falling Knife"

Scott Robinson spoke with REIT.com about some of the trends in the behavior of REIT stocks relative to the commercial property market, as well as what lies ahead for publicly traded commercial real estate.

CPPI Hits 7-Year Low
CPPI Hits 7-Year Low
The Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) dropped 3.9 percent in September, marking a seven-year low for the Index.
TALF Sees First Requests for New CMBS Loans
TALF Sees First Requests for New CMBS Loans
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on November 17 that it had received loan requests totaling $72.2 million for new commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) issuances.
Zietsman: Debt, Foreign Capital Among Sources To Further Solidify REIT Balance Sheets
Zietsman: Debt, Foreign Capital Among Sources To Further Solidify REIT Balance Sheets
Michael Zietsman, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, said REITs, in general, have done an excellent job of tapping into the public equity and debt markets but that most REITs still have more room to go before their balance sheets are completely healthy.
NAREIT Honors Coppola, Robinson
NAREIT Honors Coppola, Robinson

At REITWorld 2009 yesterday, NAREIT honored Macerich (NYSE: MAC) Chairman and CEO Arthur Coppola and Tom Robinson, senior advisor at Stifel, Nicolaus for their service to the REIT industry.

Leaders in the Light Shine at REITWorld
Leaders in the Light Shine at REITWorld

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, in collaboration with ENERGY STAR, today honored several of its member companies for demonstrating superior and sustained energy use practices

American Campus Communities Boasts New Program to Benefit Schools' Balance Sheets
American Campus Communities Boasts New Program to Benefit Schools' Balance Sheets

With state governments and colleges and universities around the country facing tight budget squeezes, student housing REIT American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) has come up with an innovative way to help them keep their development plans on schedule and conserve cash at the same time.

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