A new crop of commercial mortgage REITs emerging today may be less risky investments compared to the legacy commercial mortgage REITs that operated during the most recent real estate boom, argue some industry experts.
While holiday retail sales have an immediate and obvious impact on retailers, they also affect retail real estate investment trusts (REITs), the companies that own the regional malls and shopping centers where retailers operate. In fact, the amount of money Americans spend during the holidays can have both a short- and long-term impact on retail REITs.
Recent statistics show markedly improved longevity rates. Between 1985 and 2010, the number of people living past age 90 tripled and will quadruple in the next 40 years. In addition, death rates for various diseases including the two leading killers (heart disease and cancer) have decreased from 38% to 13.5% over the past 10 years....More
You make sure you practice good diversification techniques when advising your clients on their portfolios. Now, with this webinar, you can discover a key way to diversify your practice, with a wider client base that is geared for future growth....More
Investors tend to look at portfolio risk in terms of geographic exposure or asset classes—but that's not always an accurate gauge. Taking a broader view of risk assessment can provide a better sense of how the portfolio will perform in volatile markets....More