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Nearly 40 million Americans invest in REITs


REITs@50: Industry Reflections, Sam Zell of Equity Group Investments

Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, shares his insights on the past, present and future of REITs.

REITs@50: Industry Reflections, Debra Cafaro of Ventas

Ventas' Debra Cafaro, NAREIT chair, talks about the association's impact, the growth of the REIT industry and where things go from here.

REITs@50: Industry Reflections, Milton Cooper of Kimco Realty Corporation

Kimco's Milton Cooper reflects on the development of REITs over the past 50 years.

REITs@50: Industry Reflections, David Simon of Simon Property Group

David Simon of Simon Property Group shares his thoughts on the anniversary of REITs and NAREIT.

Celebrating 50 Years of REITs and NAREIT: Steven A. Wechsler

Sept. 14, 2010 marked the beginning of the 50th anniversary year of celebration of the U.S. REIT industry. Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that created a new approach to income-producing real estate investment "“ a manner in which the best attributes of real estate and stock-based investment are combined.

REIT Market Snapshot: REITs' Outperformance Sustained

In the first eight months of 2010, equity REIT returns increased nearly 14 percent.
Word on the Beach: August 2010

Green Street Advisors analyst Steven Frankel discusses industrial sector fundamentals. Spotlight: Pension and Endowment Funds Eye REITs

Meredith Despins gives an overview of NAREIT's outreach and education program for pension and endowment funds. Spotlight: REITs As a Distinct Asset Allocation

Independent third-party research conducted recently highlighted the importance of including REITs as a distinct asset allocation in various investment portfolios. Spotlight: REITs' History of Outperformance

Brad Case compares REITs to other commercial real estate investments.

2010 NAREIT Compensation Survey

Jeremy Banoff of FPL Associates discusses NAREIT's annual compensation survey for 2010.

REIT Market Snapshot: Yielding to Future Returns

REIT investors are likely valuing REIT stocks based on expected future earnings and favorable acquisition opportunities.

Verwer: Australian REITs Have Reinvented Themselves

Australian REITs have reinvented themselves over the past two years, says Peter Verwer, chief executive of the Property Council of Australia.

Floyd: Favorable Outlook for European Listed Real Estate Market, REITs

4IP Management's Claudia Reich Floyd says liquidity is attracting European institutions to the REIT market.

Gladstone: Diversified Tenant Base Buffers Real Estate Downturn

For Gladstone Commercial Corporation, having a diversified tenant base kept occupancy around 97% during downturn.

Going Public Fuels Cogdell Spencer's Expansion in Medical Office Market

Cogdell Spencer's decision to go public expanded its access to capital and fueled its growth as a leading medical office player.

Kite Realty Eyes Retail Development Renewal

Kite Realty's John Kite says now that fundamentals are improving, his company is once again eyeing development.

Shah: Lingering Debt Questions Could Slowdown Transaction Volume and Price Appreciation

Hersha Hospitality's Jay Shah says lingering debt market questions may impact transaction volume and price appreciation well into 2011.

No Tenant Bankruptcies and Improved Retail Fundamentals Has REIT CEO Michael Glimcher Very Optimistic

With no '10 tenant bankruptcies and fundamentals up, Glimcher Realty's Michael Glimcher is more optimistic than ever.

Hudgins: Institutions in Search of Liquidity and Global Diversification are Eyeing REITs

Michael Hudgins says institutions in search of liquidty and diversification are heading to REITs.