More stories about REITs

  • REITs Look to Push Starts in 2011

    As the apartment REITs wrap up reporting their fourth-quarter 2010 results and provide guidance for 2011, one major theme has emerged: Almost without exception, REITs want to build in 2011.

  • REITs Push Pricing at Expense of Occupancy

    REITs Push Pricing at Expense of Occupancy: Market strength allows for aggressive rent hikes to renewing residents.

  • Four Analyst Predictions for 2011

    The quarterly parade of REIT conference calls begins this week as REITs report their fourth quarter and 2010 earnings. For analysts, though, that’s old news. They’re more worried about what lies ahead than what happened last year.

  • AvalonBay Stakes Out Value-Add Turf with Fund Buys

    AvalonBay has announced the acquisition of three apartment communities by its AvalonBay Value Added Fund II, a private investment fund in which the Alexandria, Va.-based REIT holds a 31 percent equity interest. Bought between November 2010 and January 2011, the communities add 1,366 units to the...

  • Equity Residential Buys the Most in 2010

    Chicago-based Equity Residential was the multifamily industry's largest apartment buyer in 2010. If the REIT has its way, we'll see more of the same in 2011.

  • REITs Provide Help to Developers, Benefit from Returns

    Last fall, two REITs, not known for being apartment builders, announced construction deals in Tennessee. Analysts expect more such deals in the future. REITs can provide a much-needed equity injection for a struggling developer, but it can also pay off huge dividends for the REITs, who are seeing...

  • MFE Pop Quiz: Real Estate Titan Sam Zell Talks Shop

    There are few people in commercial real estate more recognizable than Sam Zell. The chairman of Chicago-based Equity Residential (EQR), who is known as the grave dancer, made a name for himself buying distressed assets and building empires. He took some time to talk with Multifamily Executive...

  • REITs Pounce on Unstabilized Assets

    In the past year, REITs have been the biggest buyers in the multifamily sector. Why? Partly because they’ve been incredibly effective at taking on empty projects that were former condos or brand-new complexes.

  • Pop Quiz: Q&A with Campus Crest CEO Ted Rollins

    Campus Crest became the first multifamily/student IPO to make it through to Wall Street in this cycle. That’s no small feat, since a lot of companies have explored the possibility of going public. Campus Crest CEO Ted Rollins took some time to talk with Multifamily Executive about this latest...

  • AvalonBay Considers More Class B Investments

    AvalonBay Communities’ recent Investor Day not only gave its investors and analysts insight into how good next year will likely be—the company predicted NOI growth of 5 percent to 7 percent—but it also provided a glimpse into how the Arlington, Va.-based REIT plans to tweak its portfolio going...