More stories about REITs

  • Report Says Equity Residential Leads in Archstone Chase

    For a while, Chicago-based Equity Residential has been rumored as a potential buyer for parts of Denver-based Archstone’s massive portfolio. A Wednesday report from The Wall Street Journal verifies that speculation, saying that Equity Residential “has emerged as the lead bidder in the contest to...

  • REITs Report Uneven Traffic

    Coming into the apartment REITs' third-quarter conference calls, analysts had one overriding concern: Is there a slowdown looming?

  • Three Things to Listen for in REITs' Q3 Earnings Calls

    Most third-quarter conference calls are usually just a warm up for the fourth-quarter calls. Analysts know the real news comes in the fourth quarter when apartment REITs start to provide a picture of what the coming year looks like.

  • MFE 2011 Executive of the Year: Behringer Harvard's Mark Alfieri

    MFE 2011 Executive of the Year Mark Alfieri has grown Behringer Harvard's multifamily platform from zero assets to instituional quality portfolio in only 5 years and during a recession to boot.

  • How They Fit: Matching the Archstone Portfolio to AvalonBay, Equity

    According to a geographic exposure study recently conducted by Charlottesville, Va.-based SNL Financial, since 2007, Archstone has decreased its overall asset exposure in Virginia and California, while increasing its asset bulk in Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

  • Aimco Launches Rebranding Initiative

    For the second time this year, a REIT is launching a rebranding initiative. Last month, before second-quarter results came out, Denver-based Aimco, the nation’s seventh-largest apartment owner, announced that it was revamping its logo to meet the tastes of a new generation of 20- to 35-year-old...

  • EDR Poised to Take Advantage of the Recovery After Coming Back from the Depths

    EDR Poised to Take Advantage of the Recovery After Coming Back from the Depths

  • REITs Stand to Gain From the GSEs' Demise

    Unlike smaller owners, the REITs have many financing avenues available to them. And should the GSEs go away, many small owners may be forced to sell, allowing the big to get bigger.

  • UDR's Tom Toomey: Multifamily Solid Despite Credit Downgrade

    In the midst of some of the most dramatic market volatility Wall Street has seen, UDR president and CEO Tom Toomey stresses positivism, belief in hard assets as the REIT announces major Manhattan investment.

  • Three REIT Trends to Watch

    Like just about every other sector on Wall Street, the apartment REITs have been beaten up the past couple of days, seeing their values move down about 4 percent on average. But that doesn’t diminish the positive results they’re seeing on-site. Even as the jobs picture continues to look shaky, the...