Jennifer Popovec

Retail REIT Acquisition Activity Slows
Though other investors have been picking up more retail properties, retail REITs have pulled back on their acquisition activity in 2015.
E-Commerce Lifts Industrial REITs
As e-commerce retailers push closer to the customer for quicker delivery, physical warehouses and logistics centers are poised to benefit.
The Spin Zone
Recently, four existing REITs announced plans to spin off pieces of their business. In addition, two mortgage REITs have executed spinoffs.
Outlet Shopping
Recession-resistant outlet centers can help bolster a real estate portfolio.
Top 10 Multifamily Markets
The multifamily sector has long been the darling of commercial real estate. It’s got the strongest fundamentals and greatest returns. And it’s the sector with the most access to financing for acquisition and development.
New Insights on Non-Traded REITs 

For proponents of non-traded REITs, the fact that they are not traded is both a boon and a curse. It’s a boon as the lack of liquidity means the investment isn’t rocked by volatility, making it easier for managers to deploy the money effectively. The curse is the lack of liquidity makes it difficult for investors who shudder at the idea of locking up money in a real estate fund.

Proof Positive 
After facing much scrutiny, non-traded REITs are amassing a strong track record and proving their doubters wrong.
Dirty Work? 
Office real estate investment trusts (REITs), the investment vehicle often used to access this type of commercial real estate, were on a nice run in the spring, but since then, they’ve suffered a bit of a hit.
Housing Hurdles
With homebuilders richly valued, is there room to grow?
Is the Diversified REIT Dying?
It’s a question that plagues investors and their advisors: What is the proper amount of diversification for an investment portfolio?
REIT Conversions: A Creative Way to Unlock Shareholder Value
Several well-known and successful companies recently have announced plans to convert to a REIT. REITs trade at higher multiples. But just what constitutes real estate anyway? Office shelves?
Yield-Hungry? Can’t Eat on 1.6%
Net lease REITs are luring yield seekers.
Betting the Farm. Literally.
Farmland prices grew more than residential real estate, and continued even as home values fell. It's an attractive asset class for some investors, but it may be headed for a correction.
Non-Traded REITs Face More Scrutiny from Broker-Dealers
Broker-dealers are increasingly being selective about the non-traded REITs they include on their investment platforms today, and they’re subjecting those investments to greater scrutiny.
End Game
Non-traded REITs face difficult decisions for liquidity events.
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