REITs

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…

Another Kind of Storage REIT?

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A couple weeks ago I discussed Equinix, a data storage and information management company that last year applied for conversion to REIT status. There has been a great deal of discussion on the subject of non-traditional real estate companies seeking…

Rooftop Real Estate

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  Today we’re featuring another guest post from one of the experts over at Integra Realty Resources, which runs its own great blog on real estate valuation and related topics. This time we have Gary DeClark, Managing Director at IRR’s Chicago…