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Brexit Helps Boost U.S. Office REIT Performance in July

The June Brexit referendum is lending momentum to the office REIT sector. Brexit will keep U.S. interest rates very low for longer, making REIT yields more attractive and providing inexpensive capital for expansion. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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From the Slots to the Stables: Specialty REITs Outperforming

What do billboards, prisons, casinos, schools, farmland, and document storage have in common? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in these disparate businesses comprise NAREIT’s specialty REIT category, one of the best-performing sectors this year. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Highlighting the Growth, Economic Opportunity in Walkable Urban Places

New research shows that not only are walkable urban places (WalkUPs) in metropolitan areas ranging from New York City to Knoxville, Tennessee, on the rise nationally, but also the growing demand to locate in those areas is translating into significantly higher real estate rents.

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Freestanding Retail REITs Bring Stable Returns in Uncertain Times

Strong returns and limited risk have been key factors in the success of freestanding retail REITs during 2016, with a 37.29 percent total return year to date. But as these REITs reach 52-week highs, is it time to buy, hold, or sell? Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Recent Articles

  • Ranking the Most Transparent Markets for Global Real Estate Investors

    July 6, 2016

    Transparency in the global real estate sector has improved markedly, according to a recent report produced by JLL and LaSalle Investment Management, with the ten most transparent countries taking 75 percent of global investment volumes.

  • REITs Outperforming Broader Markets in 2016

    July 5, 2016

    The total FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index return gained 6.68 percent in June, bringing the total return for the first half of 2016 to 13.65 percent. Freestanding retail, single-family home, data center, manufactured home, and infrastructure REITs posted double-digit gains during the month while timber lagged. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • In Print: America’s Urban Future: Lessons from North of the Border

    June 27, 2016

    According to authors Ray Tomalty and Alan Mallach, U.S. cities should look to Canada for ways to make our urban areas more livable and sustainable.

  • Hotel REITs Trading at Prices below Net Asset Values

    The overwhelming majority of hotel real estate investment trusts (REITs) are trading at prices that represent discounts to their net asset value, as has been the case for more than a year now. The thinking in some circles is that the hotel sector is approaching its cyclical peak. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Interest Rates, REITs, and Brexit

    June 20, 2016

    Even as the broader equity markets fell, real estate investment trusts posted positive returns as economic uncertainty once again took center stage. The Federal Reserve Board’s decision not to raise interest rates this month was good news for REITs in terms of keeping their cost of capital low, but also reflected some weak economic news that could mean economic growth is faltering. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • REITs Are Selling or Building, but Not Buying

    June 13, 2016

    The current real estate cycle is maturing after more than seven years of expansion. Real estate investment trusts in all sectors are responding to market conditions by selling more properties than they are buying and by recycling capital to fund new development and redevelopment. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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