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REITs Continue to Tap Unsecured Notes Market

This year, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have raised $17.1 billion of capital through the sale of unsecured notes, bringing the total raised over the past two and a half years to just more than $75 billion. That is more than they raised during the previous five years. The low rates have allowed REITs to issue ten-year bonds with coupons as low as 2.75 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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What Does Increased Construction Mean for Apartment REITs?

Is increased construction good or bad for apartment real estate investment trusts (REITs)? This question took center stage last week with the release of May data on multifamily completions and permit activity by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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Focusing on Fundamentals at REITWeek

While many of the larger real estate investment trusts made presentations at the 2015 REITWeek Conference in New York, specialized trusts took center stage during a panel focused on how healthy real estate property fundamentals are benefiting the data center, cell tower, timber, advertising, and farmland sectors. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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REIT Returns Decrease Slightly in May

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) pulled back slightly in May as their outlook became less certain. Strong April job growth has helped fuel demand for real estate, but consumer spending has picked up less than expected given the decrease in fuel prices. Investors are also wary of an interest rate increase. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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Recent Articles

  • Student Housing REITs: Making the Grade?

    June 1, 2015

    As schools let out for the summer, student housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) are already looking past vacations and ahead to the next school year. As an influx of new construction was met with declining college enrollment this year, these REITs faced challenges.

  • As Housing Markets Advance, What Is Next for Single-Family Residential REITs?

    May 26, 2015

    Several years into a growth economy, most housing markets are moving forward. The four publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that were formed to acquire and rent distressed single-family homes are currently reporting short-term successes, with improved earnings and property values. However, each of the single-family residential REITs reported a net loss for the first quarter of the year.

  • ULI’s Three-Year Forecast Bodes Well for U.S. Real Estate

    May 22, 2015

    The U.S. real estate industry is on a steady course to sustain growth through 2017, according to ULI’s latest three-year forecast. At the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston, the consensus forecast was discussed in a session moderated by William J. Maher, director of North American strategy for LaSalle investment Management.

  • The “Unprecedented” Flow of Capital to U.S. Markets

    May 18, 2015

    The U.S. real estate market remains awash in foreign capital, but those providing the funds are much more disciplined and better informed than in the past, a panel of real estate finance experts said at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • E-Commerce Driving Demand for Industrial Space

    Strong growth in e-commerce is driving demand for industrial space. Real estate investment trusts like Prologis, whose $20.5 billion market cap represents 66 percent of the industrial REIT sector, are at the forefront of these changes. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • U.S. Demographics, Transparency Driving More and More International Capital

    Strong U.S. demographics and the rise of the Asia Pacific economy have created a wave of international capital hungry for real estate deals stateside, resulting in a rapidly expanding role of foreign capital in the U.S. real estate market.

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