REIT FYI Blog

April 29, 2012

Put Some Thought Into Non-Traded REIT Investing Strategies

If we told you that investing in a Non-Traded REIT requires some thought, you might be thinking, “Sure, any investing requires thought.” Yet many of the problems we have been hearing and reading about related to this industry clearly indicate a significant lack of thought from both advisors and investors.  In one recent article we read
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April 24, 2012

The Top 1% Are Not Evil

We have followed Peter Linneman  since 2006 and took particular notice of his work when we watched his prediction of a 2009 major recession manifest with uncanny precision.  While we have no intent to take political position, we remain focused on facts. The Linneman Spring Newsletter preview, which he has graciously allowed us to share
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April 23, 2012

Non-Traded REITs and Market Conditions

We have watched the commercial real estate recession all but end in Northern California. Office buildings are trading at valuations similar to those in 2004 to 2006, and apartment buildings are trading at similar highs.  How is the rest of the country doing? Not as well. However, in asset classes such as single tenant retail
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April 17, 2012

The Market is Moving for Sellers

We have been watching the single tenant net leased market carefully over the past few months.  Cap rates for quality properties have compressed to pre-economic crisis lows. Here’s an example: A colleague of mine sold a brand new Walgreens he owned in 2010 for a 7.75% cap rate. That means the buyer was going to
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April 12, 2012

Forbes Contributor Bullish on Non-Traded REITs

Since inception of our site, REITfyi has followed the contributor of the following article: The Evolution of a Repeatable Income Alternative.   He is generally positive about the business with a smattering of balance relative to the less attractive characteristics of Non-Traded REITs.  We don’t always like his work, for various reasons, but we do like
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April 9, 2012

A Pipeline of REITs Ready To List

More Non-Listed REITs are choosing to list in the public markets according to Kenneth Betts, an attorney with Locke Lord. You can see the video of his interview here.  In another very interesting interview, Ron Bohlert, Director of the New York Stock Exchange Euronext’s global client group,  states that the Non-Listed REITs will be a
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April 5, 2012

How do Non Traded REITs compare?

As you can imagine, REITfyi spends a lot of time doing research and comparing results of Non-Traded REITs with other investments. We believe in the value that they can create but we also recognize that many investors have been affected by Non-Traded REITs that have suffered from sub-par performance. Investors have lost value on their
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April 2, 2012

What do investors hear from their advisors?

When we read the research, opinions, and commentary on Non-Traded REITs, it makes us wonder what the investors hear from their advisors when they are presented? We know from experience that most real estate investors don’t understand a cap rate from a leveraged return on cash. In fact, we have found that many real estate
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