September/October 2014

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Described by some as the “bluest of blue chip” REITs in the United States, Boston Properties, Inc.’s portfolio of iconic, top-tier office assets is overseen today by CEO Owen Thomas.

Columns & Departments

  • Ronald Havner, NAREIT Chair

    International Reach

    This edition of REIT magazine highlights the growth of the REIT approach to real estate investment across the globe. With the latest news from India, 31 countries now have REIT regimes in place, a group that includes both developed markets and developing economies. 

  • REIT magazine editor Matt Bechard

    Trophy Presentation

    In the real estate world, trophies carry their own measure of value and prestige. Trophy properties come in all shapes and sizes, but typically they are iconic buildings in extremely high-value locations that bestow a certain aura on their owners.

  • Boardwalk REIT

    Boardwalk REIT Seeks Quality, Not Quantity, North of the Border

    After starting life in 1984 when brothers Sam and Van Kolias purchased a single 16-unit apartment property, Boardwalk REIT has evolved into one of Canada’s major apartment operators, with more than 35,000 units located across the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

  • Boston Properties CEO Owen Thomas

    Boston Properties Seeking New Heights in Development

    Described by some as the “bluest of blue chip” REITs in the United States, Boston Properties, Inc.’s portfolio of iconic, top-tier office assets is overseen today by CEO Owen Thomas.

  • David Auerbach

    David Auerbach of Esposito Securities Shares His Notes from the Street

    For those in the know in the real estate investment business, David Auerbach’s daily market commentary has become indispensable reading for many institutions.

  • Peter Verwer, Chief Executive, APREA

    Peter Verwer, Chief Executive, APREA

    "The Asian century is an urban growth century, which makes it a stunning real estate wealth creation opportunity. My priority is to work with APREA’s members to prepare a strategic blueprint that will capture the opportunities offered in the world’s fastest growing economic region."

  • Hans Nordby

    It’s All Relative

    All investing is a relative, not an absolute, game. If the stock market pops by 25 percent in one year and your fund is up 18 percent, you’re sort of a loser. If your fund gains 2 percent and the market loses 20 percent, then you’re a rock star.

  • Names To Note

  • James Woodwell

    Q&A with Jamie Woodwell, Mortgage Bankers Association

    The recession hit all property sectors across the board, but we are seeing the different property types come out of the recession at different paces. Multifamily has recovered the fastest, as the decline in the home ownership rate has led directly to improving fundamentals in the rental markets.