Industry Outlook for 2016 from REIT World

At the recent REIT World Conference in Las Vegas, industry experts said they are looking forward to 2016, when REITs will be separated from financial services and elevated into a new Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector. Self-storage and apartments are attractive due to favorable demographic trends. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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In Print: Atlas of Cities

A compelling and unique book, Atlas of Cities goes beyond maps to provide insights into the dynamics of how cities shape contemporary social and economic activities.

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Why Have Health Care REITs Been Battered This Year?

Health care has been one of the worst-performing sectors for real estate investment trusts this year, with a total year-to-date return of –17.60 percent. This performance has been surprising, since the sector has been a model for growth in prior years. So what has pulled the sector down during 2015? Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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Four Mayors Selected as 2016 Daniel Rose Fellows

ULI and the National League of Cities have announced that mayors from four cities—Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Long Beach, California; and Rochester, New York—have been selected as the 2016 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use.

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Recent Articles

  • REITs Get Treats, Not Tricks, in October

    November 9, 2015

    U.S. markets rebounded in October, posting their best monthly performance in four years. Real estate investment trusts also posted strong returns that offset losses from earlier in the year, with the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REIT average gaining 6.47 percent. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Survey Shows Millennials Are Optimistic about Housing and Staying in Washington, D.C.—for Now

    November 5, 2015

    While some analysts had worried that as millennials grew older they would settle down and raise their families outside of D.C., there seems to be little evidence of that happening yet, according to a new survey, conducted by Qualtrix on behalf of ULI Washington. Many millennials plan to stay inside the Beltway and are not necessarily worried about schools and day care because they are putting off having children, the survey shows.

  • Hidden Advantages of Lower-Carbon Emission Cities: $17 Trillion in Possible Savings

    November 4, 2015

    Investing in lower-emission public transport, using more renewable energy, and increasing efficiency in commercial buildings and waste management in cities across the globe could generate $17 trillion in savings in current dollars by 2050, according to a recent report from the New Climate Economy, an advocacy group.

  • Are Lodging REITs Priced to Buy?

    November 2, 2015

    It has been reported by the Wall Street Journal and others that Hyatt is in talks to buy hotel operator Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. While neither company is a real estate investment trust, the potential transaction is emblematic of what is happening in the sector, where hotel REITs that are trading below the value of their underlying assets are creating an opportunity for mergers, acquisitions, and buybacks. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • REITs Hop in the DeLorean, Go Back to the Future

    October 26, 2015

    Despite healthy real estate market conditions, investors are pricing an anticipated market slowdown into REIT share values. This situation generally occurs late in the real estate cycle and is spurring REIT privatizations and share buybacks. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

  • Optimizing Real Estate Space Use through Technology

    October 19, 2015

    Most industries are embracing technology, which is getting better, faster, and more affordable and is profoundly affecting all types of real estate. In the real estate industry itself, one way that technology is being used is to more fully utilize properties, which in turn can enhance property values. Plus, interest rate survey results from Trepp.

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