Survey finds private funds looking less favorable to investors.
New health care REIT responds to aging demographics.
Positive signs for REITs around the world.
Industrial REITs poised to cash in.
Deal expected to be completed in second quarter.
Survey reflects optimism towards industry.
Union would create fourth-largest U.S. REIT.
Property prices down 20 percent in 30-month period.
Campus Crest joins new class of REITs redefining student housing.
Economic picture has forecasters calling for strong year for REITs.