Departments: Sector Spotlight
Spurred on by attractive financing and solid returns, health care REITs continue their aggressive pursuit of senior housing properties.
Luxury hotels and upscale resorts, favored properties for lodging REITs, have been in high demand by a variety of travelers for several years. Yet, few new hotels are under development, which is anticipated to push occupancy rates to 30-year highs by 2016.
Technology is significantly impacting most real estate sectors, including the office sector.
The three largest student housing REITs are led by individuals with deep experience in the property sector.
Retail REITs are adopting new tactics to keep customers coming to their properties and staying longer when they're there. Trips to local shopping centers are becoming experiences for visitors.
In the last 13 months, five stock exchange-listed REITs focusing on single-family home rentals have raised more than $1.2 billion in initial public offerings.
The health care property sector’s demonstrated resilience is expected to be in evidence again in 2014.
There is more to office than just coastal markets.
Mortgage REITs are likely to benefit from trends in the mortgage markets that will present opportunities in the months and years ahead.
Demand for industrial space has been slowly on the upswing.