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REITs Down on China-Related Concerns

U.S. stock markets turned dramatically lower during much of the past week, but markets ended the six-day downturn by surging ahead on Wednesday and posting additional gains on Thursday. Positive economic news on U.S. second-quarter gross domestic product, consumer confidence, and home sales indicated that the domestic economy should be able to withstand the slowdown in China. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Outdoor Advertising Industry Growing Despite Challenges

Two of the four major outdoor advertising companies converted to real estate investment trusts in 2014, prompting a look at outdoor advertising trends and REIT performance. The movement toward highly flexible digital billboards is driving outdoor advertising revenue growth. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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REITs Go to Prison

Like all REITs, prison REITs have been beaten down this year by the prospect of higher interest rates, but they have been further affected by discussion of prison reform and new government regulations. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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REITs’ Current Dichotomy: Earnings versus Interest Rates

Real estate investment trusts rallied during July, recovering from a weak first half of 2015. Despite reporting mostly strong second-quarter earnings, concerns about higher interest rates continue to weigh on the sector. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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  • Casino Companies Separate Real Estate and Gambling Operations

    August 3, 2015

    Many gambling stocks are losing value and weighed down by debt, with limited options for new financing. To date, one gaming company has formed a REIT that is growing through acquisitions, and several others are considering similar moves to unlock value and boost their stock prices. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Expanding Housing Opportunity through Cost Containment and New Financing Tools

    For over a decade, the supply of affordable rental housing in the United States has been woefully insufficient to keep up with demand. The ULI Housing Opportunity 2015 Conference took a hard look at this multifaceted problem, particularly as it relates to rental housing.

  • Manufactured Housing Leads 2015 REIT Sector Performance

    July 27, 2015

    Aging baby boomers and strong demand for inexpensive housing have helped boost the small manufactured housing real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. The sector’s market capitalization totals just $8 billion, but its total year-to-date return of 13.13 percent far exceeds the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REIT average of –1.07 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • U.S. Retail Environment Weighs on REITs

    July 20, 2015

    Mixed economic news is weighing on retail markets, pushing real estate investment trust (REIT) performance down. Within the retail REIT sector, regional malls, prized for stability as a core property type, have posted the best year to date returns (–1.92 percent), while shopping centers posted a return of –2.94 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • U.S. REITs Feeling Effects from Turmoil in Greece and China

    July 13, 2015

    International economic forces have taken center stage this week, affecting both U.S. stock markets and real estate investment trusts. The crash in the Chinese stock market and ongoing concerns about the future of Greece in the Eurozone drove markets down during the first half of the week, with REITs faring better than the overall market. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • REITs Continue to Tap Unsecured Notes Market

    June 29, 2015

    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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