REITs

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,…

How Green Is Your REIT?

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What makes a REIT “green”? What makes any company green, for that matter? As today’s discussion will no doubt reveal, there are a great many factors in a company’s overall sustainability, and the criteria by which a company’s environmental impact…

REIT Status for Billboard Companies?

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I recently did a couple posts on major publicly traded companies that have applied for REIT status: technology giant Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) and document storage and management firm Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM). Though we may not immediately associate these companies…