The Real Deal Miami

Some REITs to struggle, others to prosper

December 31, 2008 11:37AM

Real estate investment trusts with lots of cash, small development pipelines and little debt are most likely to do well in 2009, because they will be able to acquire assets inexpensively. REITs loaded with debt will have a harder time in the coming year unless the credit freeze ends. The Wall Street Journal looks at a few REITs, including mall owner Simon Property Group, and their potential fates in 2009.