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Mortgage REITs: What They Are and Aren’t

By A.D. PRUITT Mortgage real-estate investment trusts, which have operated in relative obscurity for decades, have emerged center stage in the debate over the Federal Reserve’s strategy to stimulate the economy. Some policy makers, including Fed governor Jeremy Stein, have pointed … Continue reading

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Reis Provides Tucson & #Phoenix Commercial Real Estate Data Analysis #CRE

In his quarterly briefing this past month, Dr. Victor Calanog, Reis’s Vice President of Research and Economics, highlighted the drop in Tucson’s Q4 2012 revenue per square foot for office space, a 0.8% decrease from Q4 2011.  This compares to … Continue reading

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Big Real-Estate Firms Are Going to School

By DAWN WOTAPKA Developers Test the Market for Off-Campus College Housing; Amenities Include Tanning Beds and Resort-Style Pools Erdy McHenry ArchitectureRendering of a student-housing community by Brandywine Realty and Campus Crest in Philadelphia. Housing for college students, long dominated by small … Continue reading

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Top Cities for Job #Growth and #Rental Revenue in 2013

The latest report from Dallas-based Axiometrics spells out some positive data for 2013 job growth and rental revenue increases. But not all metros have such a bright outlook this year. Last year, the West was the best. The only cities to … Continue reading

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RETAIL #INVESTMENT SALES UP 20 PERCENT IN 2012 #CRE

As expected, investment sales volume in the retail sector in 2012 took a leap upwards from 2011. Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a New York City-based research firm, reports that retail investment sales totaled $52.8 billion in 2012—a 20 percent increase from … Continue reading

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U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracts in Fourth Quarter

Source: WSJ.com By ERIC MORATH, SARAH PORTLOCK and KATHLEEN MADIGAN WASHINGTON—U.S. economic momentum screeched to a halt in the final months of 2012, as businesses pared back inventories and government spending fell sharply, while lawmakers struggled to reach a deal on tax increases and … Continue reading

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