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CRE Markets Yet to Hit Bottom, Analyst Tells Congressional Panel

Appearing before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on July 9, Richard Parkus, head of commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities for Deutsche Bank, said that despite the substantial losses investors have incurred in the CMBS market during the past two years as a result of the defaults of the loans underlying the securities, still more pain lies ahead.

REITs Could be Added to Government Retirement Plan

New legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 23 authorizes the administrators of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the federal government's defined contribution retirement program, to expand participants' investment options, potentially including distinct REIT funds.

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).
Fateh: Operating Dupont Fabros Technology

Hossein Fateh of Dupont Fabros Technology discusses the company's operations.

Ken Rosen Discussing the Government Stimulus Plan

Rosen Consulting Group Chairman Ken Rosen on government stimulus efforts and the impact on REITs.


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