Posts Tagged ‘Nippon’
In discussions of commercial real estate, economic conditions are often mentioned as if they were weather events, uncontrollable circumstances which investors must plan around. Less discussed than such things as cap rates and market demand are actual weather conditions, though from time to time, natural events do indeed play a part in the economic health of a city, region, or entire nation.
March 11th marked the one year anniversary of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Northeastern Japan. While economic considerations pale in comparison to the staggering loss of life, they do come into play as we think about Japan’s recovery in the wake of this event. As SNL Financial reports, Japanese real estate firms have struggled to keep pace with those of other countries. Read the rest of this entry »
Week in Review for December 24 – 30:
- REITs enjoy a successful 2011, with signs of growth for 2012
- In Canada, REITs continue their years-long trend of success with a 14% return for investors