Archive for February 22nd, 2013
Week in Review for February 16 – 22:
- According to the first three paragraphs of a Wall Street Journal article (you have to have a “Pro” account to read the rest), many investors are missing opportunities for high yields among smaller-cap REITs.
- Private commercial real estate service Cushman & Wakefield expands its presence in Central Pennsylvania, opening a local office in Harrisburg. John Derham, Cushman & Wakefield’s local director, tells CoStar Group the expansion is a response to the Harrisburg market’s growth, the fastest in the state.
- High-profile Federal Reserve officials voice opposition to the organization’s ongoing bond-buying practices, which are intended to stimulate the economy and hold down interest rates, says Reuters. The Fed had previously indicated it would maintain its stimulus program until the U.S. unemployment rate drops substantially. The Fed’s bond-buying is considered significant to many parts of the commercial real estate sector, including the REIT market.
- In Manhattan, Comcast Corp (NASDAQ: CMCSA) acquires the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza. This purchase coincides with Comcast’s $16.7 billion purchase of General Electric (NYSE: GE)’s 49% stake in NBCUniversal, the building’s tenant. Read the rest of this entry »