Will Summer Travel Boost Lodging REITs?

Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the busy summer travel season, and this summer is shaping up to be the busiest travel season in years. Despite the bright outlook for summer travel, almost five months into the year, year-to-date lodging sector real estate investment trust (REIT) returns measured –2.93 percent. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Could New Supply of Apartments Slow Rising Rents?

Landlords are confident that apartments are not overbuilt, and rents continue to increase in many markets, but real estate investment trust investors are less certain. This year, deliveries are reaching new peaks, and investor worries about a market softening are reflected in the sector’s –1.12 percent year-to-date total return. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Investors Willing to Fill the Void for Spending on Infrastructure, Energy

Panelists at the recent ULI Japan Conference in Tokyo said that even a mature market such as Japan offers significant opportunities, due to a program of public/private partnerships designed to ease the burden on the state, but a $1 trillion “infrastructure gap” exists worldwide.

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Health Care REITs Outperform Despite a Murky Horizon

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has driven both health care–related job growth and demand for real estate in the United States. But health care REITs are not immune from external market challenges, and they have thrived in the current low interest rate environment. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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