Capital Markets


Health Care REITs Cutting Back on Skilled-Nursing Holdings

Two of the top three health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) have spun off their struggling skilled-nursing investments into separate REITs. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Real Estate Forecasts Continue to Moderate

The latest survey of U.S. real estate economists shows continued declines in expected economic and real estate growth rates. Compared with six months ago, real estate economists have reduced their expectations about economic growth, interest rates, commercial mortgage–backed securities (CMBS) issuance, housing starts, and private real estate returns. One area of greater optimism is the industrial sector, with forecasts of lower availability and higher rents and returns.

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What Does the Upcoming Election Mean for CRE and REITs?

Will real estate fundamentals strengthen further or weaken after a new administration takes office in January?

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REIT’s Struggle Continues in September

Real estate investment trusts posted a second consecutive month of negative total returns, causing investor concern about interest rates and underlying valuations. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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  • Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing Lead Prospects in ULI’s China Cities Survey

    October 3, 2016

    Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing hold the best prospects for real estate development and investment in Mainland China, according to a new report from ULI Asia Pacific.

  • India’s First REIT Slated for IPO

    More than 55 years after the REIT Act title was signed into law as part of the Cigar Excise Tax Extension of 1960, India’s first real estate investment trust (REIT) is slated for an initial public offering, though it is unlikely to list until early 2017. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • UL Interview: Ngee Huat Seek

    September 26, 2016

    A renowned global investor and the chairman of ULI Asia Pacific reflects on opportunity and risk in a low-interest-rate environment.

  • REIT IPOs: Time for a Comeback?

    Ongoing uncertainty about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and its impact on REITs has kept potential IPOs on the sidelines. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service issued regulations in June that clamped down on tax-free REIT spin-offs that were a significant source of growth for specialty REITs. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Brexit: As the Dust Settles

    September 23, 2016

    For the United Kingdom, a long, slow, and sometimes painful process of adjustment to a new world is only beginning.

  • U.S. Retail Sector Already Gearing Up for Holiday Season

    September 19, 2016

    Brick-and-mortar stores will benefit from holiday spending, but robust growth is not expected at those outlets. Instead, warehouses and call centers will be bigger beneficiaries of holiday spending this year, with the recent RetailNext forecast calling for a 14.9 percent growth in online sales. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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