News by Topic : Market Analysis & Research

  • 1/16/2019

    Update on the Government Shutdown and REITs

    In terms of information about the economy, the retail sales report for December and business inventories report for November were early casualties, as these releases planned for Jan 16th were delayed due to the Census Bureau being shuttered by the lack of funding.

  • 1/10/2019

    Downside Beta and Upside Beta: REITs Have Generally Protected Against Stock Market Declines

    REITs have generally protected against stock market declines, with downside beta typically well below one; moreover, their upside beta has usually been higher, giving investors a chance to “have it both ways.”

  • 1/7/2019

    Nareit Helps its Member REITs in Communicating 1099-DIV Data to Investors

    Member REITs can submit their IRS Form 1099-DIV data to Nareit for posting on the Nareit website.

  • 1/4/2019

    Webinar: The Issues That Will Move the REIT Market in 2019

    REIT industry experts will share insights on the year ahead in a Jan. 17 Bloomberg webinar.

  • 1/4/2019

    In the Wake of Stock Market Turmoil: Returns, Volatility, Correlation, Beta, Diversification Benefits, and Forward Expectations for REITs

    December 2018 was bitter for investors. Total returns in the broad REIT market were -7.73 percent—but that was good news compared with large-cap stocks (-9.03 percent according to the S&P 500), small-cap stocks (-11.88 percent for the Russell 2000) and especially small-cap value stocks (-12.09 percent).

  • 1/3/2019

    Green Street Calls Public and Private Real Estate Market Relationship “Very Consistent”

    Green Street’s Dave Bragg says markets have traded in line with underlying value of their assets.

  • 1/2/2019

    The Government Shutdown, Financial Markets and REITs

    The government appears to be settling in for an extended partial shutdown, at least as of January 2. If the shutdown persists beyond the next few days, however, the closure of several key agencies that produce statistics on the U.S. economy could begin to have an impact on financial markets, including REITs.

  • 12/12/2018

    Green Street Says Office Capex Load Among Highest in its Property Universe

    Analyst Danny Ismail sees tech sector as continuing bright spot for office.

  • 12/5/2018

    REIT Leverage Declines to an All-Time Low

    REIT leverage ratios declined on both a book-value and market-value basis in the third quarter, as prudent balance sheet management reduced the sector’s exposure to interest rates.

  • 11/29/2018

    Inflation and the Fed, Interest Rates and REITs

    Two of the oldest rules on Wall Street are “Buy low, sell high,” and “Don’t fight the Fed.” While it can be difficult if not impossible to pick the highs and lows in the stock market, it is not that hard to read the Fed’s signals about future policy.