More stories about REITs

  • REITS Increasing Dividends

    Memphis-based Education Realty Trust’s announcement that it’s raising its quarterly cash dividend by 40 percent, to $0.07 per share, makes it the second straight day that a REIT announced that it's increasing its dividend. Yesterday, Denver-based UDR raised its dividend $0.20 per share, pushing its...

  • All Silent on Archstone Portfolio Sale

    Following a Reuters report last week that revealed Archstone was quietly shopping its apartment portfolio, a shortlist of potential buyers declined to comment on whether or not the Denver-based owner/operator of 57,474 units has solicited their respective firms regarding a deal.

  • AVB and UDR Exchange Assets

    AVB and UDR Exchange Assets

  • AvalonBay CEO Bryce Blair’s Retirement Comes as a Surprise

    In the REIT world, where the message is usually controlled and changes are anticipated well in advance, this week’s announcement from Arlington, Va.-based REIT AvalonBay Communities that its chairman and CEO Bryce Blair would retire from his role at the end of 2011, came as a surprise to both...

  • 6 Ways to Compete With the REITs

    Competing with a public REIT can seem impossible. But smaller, more nimble private entrepreneurs can use their size to their advantage. Here are six ways to do just that.

  • Multifamily Expenses Hold in First Quarter

    In a growing market, with multifamily firms watching rents and revenue rise across the board, there was some feeling that expenses may rise as well in the first quarter. But the REITs say that wasn’t an issue.

  • REIT Optimism in First Quarter is Contagious, Analysts Say

    As expected, the apartment REITs reported strong first quarters. The recovery that began last year seems to have now spread throughout the country. So for analysts listening in on the REIT conference calls, the optimism was contagious, particularly with fundamentals looking even better heading into...

  • Top 50 Owners Hold Strong, as Private Firms Take the Top

    Affordable housing providers and publicly traded REITs seemed to take the brunt of the buying and selling activity in the ownership space.

  • REITs See Record Low Move-Outs for Homeownership

    Apartments have been filling up for the past year. And judging from the REITs' first-quarter conference calls, a lot of the people in those apartments might have been home buyers just a few years ago.

  • Earnings Preview: REIT's First Quarter Numbers Won't Disappoint

    REIT reporting heated up this week with both Chicago-based Equity Residential and Arlington, Va.-based AvalonBay Communities releasing their results. The multifamily heavyweights didn’t disappoint.