REITs

A New Day for CommonWealth

Interview With Sam Zell, Chairman and Co-Founder of Equity International Inc.

With a market cap over $3 billion, it’s not an exaggeration to say that leadership of office/industrial REIT CommonWealth (NYSE: CWH) is a major responsibility. The REIT controls over 500 office and industrial properties throughout the U.S. and, up until recently, in Australia…

Follow the NorthStar

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Today I want to look at NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), a diversified real estate investment and finance firm based in New York City that has quite a few lines of business in the commercial and residential spaces. Here’s a brief…

Diversifying Further

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I’m no wizard of stocks or bonds or real estate investment, but I do know that a healthy investment portfolio tends to be well diversified. That’s a cornerstone of every sort of fund or investment vehicle I can think of,…

REITs & Social Media

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I don’t consider myself an expert on social media. I don’t use enough buzzwords (“omnichannel”, “social capital,” etc.) to be an expert. Still, as you know, I work in the field, and am constantly considering ways in which I can…

FIBRAs

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FIBRAs are what they call Real Estate Investment Trusts down in Mexico. I want to talk about FIBRAs today, looking at how current Mexican and international fundamentals are affecting the performance of this relatively new corporate investment structure south of…

Nicholas Schorsch Casts a Wide Net

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Last year, I named REIT superstar Nicholas Schorsch our Mensch of the Week. Schorsch is the CEO of American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) and head of a variety of affiliated real estate investment companies. 2013 was a huge year for Mr. Schorsch,…

Corporate Real Estate: Assets & Liabilities

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Corporations own real estate. Corporations lease real estate. Regardless of the particular sector in which it operates–retail, pharmaceuticals, technology, finance, and so on–a company’s value and performance is greatly tied to its real estate holdings, the value of its leases,…