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Lodging REITs: Time to Buy or Sell?

For the first time in almost a year, weekly U.S. revenue per available room declined as of April 4. But, an improving U.S. economy and low gas prices have boosted demand while new supply has stayed low in most markets, keeping lodging market fundamentals strong. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rose to $400 Billion in 2014

Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $399.8 billion worth of loans in 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2014 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation.

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Do REITs Need Water to Grow?

With no sign of a break in California’s four-year drought, Governor Jerry Brown on April 1 ordered a statewide reduction in water use. What does the worsening drought mean for the state’s economy, real estate, and REITs? Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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Strong Outlook for Real Estate in ULI Consensus Forecast

The ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, issued biannually, which surveys 46 economists and analysts, predicts strong demand and value for real estate for the next three years. According to panelists on a ULI members-only webinar, real estate continues to offer strong relative value compared with other investments, and fundamental demand is also quite strong.

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Recent Articles

  • REITs Volatile amid Spinoff and Interest Rate Talk

    April 6, 2015

    Real estate investment trusts were volatile in March. By month-end, the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index had slightly underperformed the broader markets with a gain of 1.15 percent. Meanwhile, more companies are being urged to spin-off their real estate assets into REITs. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Third Time’s a Charm for Jacksonville’s Crowdfunding Festival

    Now in its third year, the OneSpark festival highlights entrepreneurial projects in both a juried competition and a popular vote in what is touted as the “world’s biggest crowdfunding festival.” There will be 555 official OneSpark creator projects this year.

  • Biotech Industry Drives Life Science REITs

    March 30, 2015

    Fueled by strong expansion among life science companies, the two major pure-play life science real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expanding their portfolios through both acquisitions and new development, with earnings that reflect the benefits of this growth. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Slow Housing Construction Activity and Exports Pull Down Timber REITs

    March 23, 2015

    News of plunging February housing starts in the United States prompts a look at timber real estate investment trusts (REITs). Timber REIT performance is closely tied to timber production and prices, as well as to construction and exports. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Hostile Takeover Activity Growing for REITs

    March 13, 2015

    Hostile takeovers are unusual among real estate investment trusts (REITs), so two large recently announced deals are drawing significant attention.

  • Property Investors Set to Benefit as Global Capital Flows East to West in 2015

    March 12, 2015

    The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate markets in 2015, according to Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015, a summary report of all three Emerging Trends in Real Estate reports reflecting global real estate investor sentiment, published jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute.

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