REITs

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…

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,…