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.
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Global bond markets defied consensus predictions in the first half of this year. But with more muted returns are expected for the rest of 2014, investors already may have earned the bulk of this year’s returns....More
An increasing number of families in recent years have been investing in the renovation of their homes, but too many do not fully appreciate the range of risks involved – from unreliable contractors and worksite injuries to property loss, lawsuits, and family safety threats....More