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  • Market Commentary Blog
    11/16/2018

    Amazon’s New Headquarters, and REITs

    REITs have a strong presence in the office, apartment and hotel markets in both surrounding areas of Amazon’s new headquarters and will be important players in the next phase of development of these cities.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/25/2018

    Sears Bankruptcy and REITs: End of an Era, but There’s a New Chapter Ahead

    When discussing the outlook for retail, it’s important to keep in mind the distinction between the impact on retail stores and what it means for the owners of retail properties, including REITs.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/18/2018

    REITs Raised $38.3 Billion Common Equity, Tapped ATM Programs For A Record $7.5 Billion in 2017

    REITs raised $38.3 billion in common equity in 2017, the highest annual total since 2013.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    3/5/2018

    Are Commercial Real Estate Prices on Shaky Ground?

    The sustained rise in prices of commercial real estate over the past seven years has prompted questions whether valuations may be getting ahead of themselves.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    12/14/2017

    What to Watch in the Economy and Real Estate Markets in 2018

    The macroeconomy and real estate markets had a good performance in 2017. That may well continue into 2018, but there are several risks that might cause a change in the outlook.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    11/2/2017

    Commercial Property Prices: Froth, or Fundamentals?

    Commercial property prices have risen steadily since the beginning of the recovery from the Great Financial Crisis. Continued price gains, however, at some point begin to raise warning flags.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/18/2017

    REIT-Stock Correlations by Property Type: A Sharp Decline

    The correlation between REITs and the broad stock market has always been relatively low because REIT returns are driven by the real estate market cycle whereas returns for most other equities are driven by the much shorter business cycle.

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