News by Topic : Investment news

  • 5/28/2015

    Real Estate as a Major Asset Class

    David Funk

    Cornell University professor David Funk says institutional investors should view REITs as permanent asset class with cash, stocks and bonds.

  • 5/14/2015

    American Tower’s Taiclet Named to Forbes Hall of Fame

    American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT) Chairman and CEO Jim Taiclet has been named to Forbes Magazine’s 2015 Global 2000 CEO Hall of Fame.

    In compiling its 2015 list, Forbes looked at those companies that made the biggest move up its list of the world’s largest companies during the past decade.

  • 4/24/2015

    Blackstone’s Single-Family Rental Venture Could Go Public in Next Two Years

    Blackstone’s Jonathan  Gray anticipates public market support for single-family model.

  • 4/24/2015

    Audit Specialist Views Fair Value Accounting as Major Change in Financial Reporting

    Grant Thornton’s Greg Ross says REIT investment outlook is positive for next few years.

  • 4/19/2015

    Mall Pioneer A. Alfred Taubman Dies at 91

    A. Alfred Taubman, the founder of Taubman Centers, Inc.  who is widely credited with inventing the concept of the indoor shopping mall, died of a heart attack in his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on April 18. He was 91.

  • 4/17/2015

    Green Street Analyst Says Value of Real Estate Key to REIT Valuations

    Green Street’s Lukas Hartwich says leverage of 30 percent or below is optimal.

  • 4/13/2015

    BMO Banker Sees Strong Investor Support in Real Estate Capital Markets

    BMO’s Mark Decker sees opportunity for public purchases of private real estate assets.

  • 4/13/2015

    Blackstone Deals Highlight “Vibrant” Real Estate Market, According to Analysts

    Private equity firm’s agreements to buy Excel Trust and GE real estate assets could be start of a trend.

  • 4/10/2015

    Baruch College Business School Hosting Global Real Estate Conference

    On April 29, the Real Estate Department of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College will host “Global Real Estate Markets: Trends, Risks, and Opportunities,” a conference inviting international real estate investors and academic research professionals to assess recent and future trends and risks in global real estate investing. The keynote address at the event will be delivered by Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments.

  • 4/9/2015

    Survey Shows Commercial Real Estate Poised For Three Years of Growth

    Urban Land Institute forecast projects increased transaction volume, returns, CMBS issuance.