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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).
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.

Company To Hold First REIT IPO In A Year
Company To Hold First REIT IPO In A Year

More than one year after the last REIT went public, a company specializing in leasing properties to government tenants is preparing to hold an initial public offering.

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.

NAREIT CARE Award Winners Announced
NAREIT CARE Award Winners Announced

NAREIT has announced the winners of its NAREIT CARE Awards: Investor Communications & Reporting Excellence.

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.

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.

CRE Mortgage Default Rate To Double By 2010
CRE Mortgage Default Rate To Double By 2010

Commercial real estate mortgage defaults are at a 15-year high and will more than double by the end of 2010, according to a new report from research firm Real Estate Econometrics.

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