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REIT magazine recently spoke with noted economist and author Robert Shiller of Yale University to discuss his views on REITs, financial derivatives and the economic drivers behind the commercial real estate market.
After rebounding earlier this year, the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) dipped 0.5 percent in March, a second straight month-to-month decline.
Publicly traded REITs provide not only liquidity and transparency, but also a significant performance premium.
Cohen & Steers reports that historical performance does not justify the high allocations to direct property.
Installing solar panels on commercial building rooftops can become a revenue-generating opportunity for REITs as they seek to harness the power of the sun to produce clean energy.
REIT IPOs have rolled steadily onto the market in 2010, both from established companies as well as "blind pool" REITs.
The Southern California commercial real estate market is poised for a strong recovery, according to industry veteran Richard Ziman.