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With state governments and colleges and universities around the country facing tight budget squeezes, student housing REIT American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) has come up with an innovative way to help them keep their development plans on schedule and conserve cash at the same time.
As the global economy begins to slowly emerge from the recession, the REIT model for commercial real estate investment has proven its strength, according to executives speaking on a panel at REITWorld 2009 in Phoenix.
Behringer Harvard, a sponsor of investment programs that include non-traded REITs, maintains real estate funds specializing in a number of sectors and investment styles.
More than 70 percent of commercial real estate investment managers expect positive returns from the global market in 2010, according to a survey published by UBS Investment Research.
The U.S. REIT market's string of monthly gains came to an end in October, as the FTSE/NAREIT All-REIT Index dropped 4.8 percent for the month.
CNL Financial Group Inc. and Macquarie Group Limited are partnering to form a new global REIT.