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Debate Over Securitization Reform Heats Up in Washington
Debate Over Securitization Reform Heats Up in Washington
In a development that could impact the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market, government officials and lawmakers are tightening up their scrutiny of the regulatory system for asset-backed securities (ABS) as part of the ongoing debate in Washington regarding financial market reforms.
Macquarie, CNL Team Up to Launch Global REIT
Macquarie, CNL Team Up to Launch Global REIT

CNL Financial Group Inc. and Macquarie Group Limited are partnering to form a new global REIT.

Fall in CRE Values Continues to Abate
Fall in CRE Values Continues to Abate
The drop in the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) continued to slow in August.
J.P. Morgan: CRE Distress Should Fuel REITs' Profitability
J.P. Morgan: CRE Distress Should Fuel REITs' Profitability

REITs should see profitable growth from the opportunities presented by distressed selling in the near future, according to a new paper from J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Analysis: Lenders Recovering 60 Percent on Defaulted Mortgages
Analysis: Lenders Recovering 60 Percent on Defaulted Mortgages

Lenders are recovering approximately 60 percent of the outstanding balances on defaulted commercial real estate loans, according to an analysis conducted by Real Capital Analytics (RCA).

REITs Could Offer Good Solutions to Infrastructure Issues, Tax Specialist Says
REITs Could Offer Good Solutions to Infrastructure Issues, Tax Specialist Says

President Barack Obama included investing in national infrastructure development among the major planks of his 2008 campaign platform—not just traditional projects such as building new roads and bridges, but improving the country's technological capacities as well.

Private Equity Fundraising for CRE Continues to Fall
Private Equity Fundraising for CRE Continues to Fall
Fundraising by private equity firms for real estate investment worldwide topped out at $4.9 billion in 2009's third quarter, the lowest total in six years, according to an analysis from alternative-assets research firm Preqin.
REITs Cap Off Record-Setting Quarter
REITs Cap Off Record-Setting Quarter
The FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index finished the month of September up 6.37 percent, capping off a best-ever quarter in which the index gained 31.52 percent.
Q&A With Jim Cramer
Q&A With Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer started recommending selected REITs on CNBC's "Mad Money" at the beginning of the summer. His new book "Getting Back to Even" due out this fall will discuss REITs as well as his "accidental high-yielding" philosophy of investing.

8 Trends That Will Shape, Challenge REIT Compensation Practices
8 Trends That Will Shape, Challenge REIT Compensation Practices

There is ample evidence that the collapse of the financial markets and the economic downturn both domestically and worldwide over the past two years have had a severe impact on real estate capital, liquidity and asset values.

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