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    REITs Rose Again Last Week

    REIT share prices rose last week, with a total return of 1.2% on the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index.
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    CBMS Delinquency Rate Drops in July

    The 30+ day delinquency rate on securitized commercial mortgages fell 72 basis points in July, to 9.60%.
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    The Plunge in GDP was Deep, but not so Broad

    A few areas—travel, hotels, restaurants and bars, other recreation—were responsible for over a third of the overall economic decline in Q2, yet these categories represent just 6% of the overall U.S. economy.
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    REITs Rose Last Week to Finish July in Positive Territory

    REIT share prices rose last week with the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index posting a positive return of 4.2%.
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    Commercial Real Estate Markets Weaken in Second Quarter

    Demand weakened even as construction projects initiated well ahead of the pandemic continued to be delivered to the market, leading to a rise in vacancy rates and softening of market rents.
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    Little Change in REITs, Broader Equity Market Last Week

    Markets ended with little change last week as the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index had a total return of -0.6%, reversing the small gains from the prior week. Broad equity markets were down as well, with a -0.3% total return on the Russell 1000.
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    REIT Earnings, GDP Growth and the Pandemic

    Due to the highly unusual nature of this recession, uncertainty about the path of the pandemic, and the potential for a robust recovery, in upcoming earnings announcements the management’s view of market conditions and discussion of the outlook are likely to attract at least as much attention as FFO.