Category: REITs

Deal Completion: Weyerhauser Acquires Plum Creek for $8.4 Billion

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2015 was the year of mergers and acquisitions announcements. It’s only expected that 2016 will be the year of merger completions. Get ready for many more big moves to change various CRE sub-sectors. The Deal: This week, Weyerhauser Co. completed its acquisition…

Negative Interest Rates and Their Positive Impact on CRE

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Negative interest rates may seem like an unfathomable possibility for some, especially because of the most recent rate hike here in the U.S. However, due to falling oil prices, some countries are turning to having depositors get paid to hold money…

A Paradise for REITs

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Aloha Hawaii: tropical scenery, a booming tourism industry, surf-ready waves and profiting REITs. The islands have been attracting real estate investors and REITs looking to ride the waves of its promising local economy, according to UrbanLand. The local economy has been…

The REIT Spin-off: Solid Strategy or Corporate Fad?

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REIT: It’s gone from an obscure industry term to the sort of investment buzzword whose use extends far beyond the worlds of real estate and Wall Street, entering the parlance of everyday media outlets and the lay public. There’s a…

REITs and Rates and Other Things that Begin with R

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Today’s discussion of commercial real estate fundamentals and economic conditions is brought to you by the letter… R! R is for rate… R is for REIT… R is for regulation, and research, and… I don’t know, rhinoceros. Okay, I’m not…

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…