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  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/3/2015

    Job Growth Stumbled in March

    Two steps forward, they say, but one step back. In the case of the job market, March was one very big step back. Total nonfarm payrolls increased just 126,000, less than half the average pace over the past six months. There was one bit of positive news in an otherwise disappointing report, however, as average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT Attends TEXPERS Annual Conference

    NAREIT's Investor Outreach team participated in the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) annual conference in Austin, Texas. The TEXPERS membership includes 71 pension and retirement systems representing approximately $89 billion in assets. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Proposal

    NAREIT submitted testimony last week to the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on Finance opposing a proposal directing two state agencies to prepare a study of REIT activities in the state (S.B. 118, S.D. 1, H.D. 1).
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT Participates in PREA Spring Conference

    NAREIT participated in the 2015 Spring Conference of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), in Washington, D.C. PREA corporate members focus primarily on institutional real estate investment through private markets. The conference attracted more than 800 attendees representing pension funds, as well as their investment consultants and real estate fund managers.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    4/3/2015

    NAREIT in China

    NAREIT senior executives traveled to China in March to meet with government, investment and market organizations in Beijing and to speak at the 2015 China Wealth Management Forum in Hangzhou. NAREIT's China outreach initiative supports efforts by Chinese government officials and other organizations to develop REIT-based real estate investment in China, to promote investment in U.S. REITs by Chinese investors and investment organizations, to inform Chinese real estate interests about joint business opportunities with U.S. REITs and to develop relationships with Chinese real estate and investment organizations.
  • Nareit Developments blog
    3/30/2015

    Message from the President

    More than 1,200 attendees head to Phoenix this week for REITWise 2015: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference.  REITWise, which will be held this year from March 31 to April 2 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, is a “hands-on” conference. Attendees at this year’s three-day event should get a clear picture of current developments affecting legal, financial, tax and accounting operations within REITs and throughout the world of real estate investment. 
  • Nareit Developments blog
    3/30/2015

    NAREIT Joins Group in Commenting on Approach for Credit Risk

    NAREIT joined The Real Estate Roundtable, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) last week in submitting comments to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BIS) in response to its recent consultation document proposing revisions to the standardised approach for credit risk. The consultation document covers a new framework for assigning risk weights to bank credit exposures, including those related to commercial real estate.

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