Capital Markets


Could U.S. Bureau of Prisons Ruling Further Affect Private Prison REITs?

Prison real estate investment trusts have been volatile during recent weeks in the aftermath of the Bureau of Prisons’ announcement that it would not extend or renew its contracts with private prisons. Declining prison populations also factored into the decision. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Which REITs Could Benefit from Back-to-School Shopping?

Back-to-school is the second biggest shopping season for U.S. retailers. But shoppers are favoring discounters more, including off-price chains, dollar stores, and lines like Macy’s Backstage and Nordstrom Rack. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Is It Trouble or Opportunity at the Mall?

Macy’s has announced plans to close 100 of its 675 traditional full-price locations and to increase investment in its online channel, which heightened concern about bricks-and-mortar retail versus e-commerce and led regional mall REITs lower. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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U.S. REITs Attractive in a Post-Brexit World

Thanks to strong market fundamentals, positive second-quarter earnings reports, and post-Brexit assurances of ongoing low interest rates, real estate investment trusts (REITs) pushed forward in July with a 3.87 percent total return, with the lodging segment posted the strongest total returns for July at 10.23 percent. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Recent Articles

  • Early Earnings News for REITs Mostly Positive

    August 1, 2016

    Midyear earnings season is getting underway, and news from large real estate investment trusts has been mostly positive, but mixed. REITs have benefited from strong underlying real estate market fundamentals and ongoing low interest rates, although new supply is becoming a concern for some product types in selected markets. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Brexit Helps Boost U.S. Office REIT Performance in July

    July 25, 2016

    The June Brexit referendum is lending momentum to the office REIT sector. Brexit will keep U.S. interest rates very low for longer, making REIT yields more attractive and providing inexpensive capital for expansion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Commercial Real Estate’s Slow-Motion Slowdown: E-Commerce and Other Disruptors of the Seven-Year Boom

    July 18, 2016

    Fueled by cheap money, low levels of new construction (except for apartments), and modestly improving demand, commercial real estate values have more than doubled from their financial-crisis lows of 2009. Nevertheless, prices are leveling off as investors have become concerned that the period of extraordinarily low interest rates may soon be coming to an end.

  • From the Slots to the Stables: Specialty REITs Outperforming

    What do billboards, prisons, casinos, schools, farmland, and document storage have in common? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in these disparate businesses comprise NAREIT’s specialty REIT category, one of the best-performing sectors this year. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Freestanding Retail REITs Bring Stable Returns in Uncertain Times

    July 11, 2016

    Strong returns and limited risk have been key factors in the success of freestanding retail REITs during 2016, with a 37.29 percent total return year to date. But as these REITs reach 52-week highs, is it time to buy, hold, or sell? Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Ranking the Most Transparent Markets for Global Real Estate Investors

    July 6, 2016

    Transparency in the global real estate sector has improved markedly, according to a recent report produced by JLL and LaSalle Investment Management, with the ten most transparent countries taking 75 percent of global investment volumes.

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