Category: REITs

The Era of Zell: Equity CommonWealth in 2015

We’ve been covering the events surrounding massive yet long-troubled office REIT CommonWealth REIT, now known as Equity CommonWealth (NYSE: EQC), for a few years now. It would be more than an understatement to say this large collection of major-market real estate…

Forest City and the REIT Pipeline

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Diversified commercial real estate owner and developer Forest City is certainly a well-known name in the industry. Some of the company’s most-regarded and valuable projects are in places like New York City and Boston. Particularly high profile is the work of…

This Is War! Investor Activism in the REIT Sector

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Back in November, we ran a list of our choices for the “Top Five Real Estate Management Shakeups of 2014,” a ranking that looked at the real estate investment and related operating companies with the most significant executive-level upheavals last…

The Corvex Bump

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Say what you want about American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP), but one can’t deny the company has a flair for the dramatic–however inadvertently. ARCP, once the crown jewel of billionaire Nicholas Schorsch‘s former investment empire, has seen a lot…

Spin Doctors

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It seems one of the most prominent trends in the business world is that of consolidation. Over recent decades, we have seen car companies absorb other car manufacturers, tech companies like Facebook have absorbed smaller start-ups like Instagram, and even…

IPOMG! ^_^

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We need to talk about an IPO that took place on Wednesday. As anticipated by many analysts, U.S. office landlord Paramount Group (NYSE: PGRE) raised $2.3 billion. That’s an impressive haul, particularly when we consider the fact that this is…

Repercussions of a REIT Data Breach

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Identity theft is an unfortunate by-product of our increasingly interconnected and digital financial world. Perhaps you’ve been a victim of identity theft yourself. I have: I once read my debit card’s billing statement and discovered a series of retail transactions in the…

Commercial Real Estate Videos of the Week

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Bob Sulentic, President & CEO of CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) talks about overall growth in the commercial real estate sector: – T. Ritson Ferguson, CEO and CIO of CBRE Clarion Securities, talks about shopping mall REITs with REIT.com:

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…