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Stock indexes hit records as market anticipates rate cut. Here’s what that means for real estate

After Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted at an impending interest rate cut, stock indexes hit record highs Thursday — and real estate is...

Stock indexes hit records as market anticipates rate cut. Here’s what that means for real estate
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REITs are embracing risk

Publicly-traded real estate firms have in recent years taken on cheaper, riskier debt in an effort to offset borrowing costs. The debt, known as commercial paper, has become increasingly popular for firms looking to...

REITs are embracing risk
50.4 percent of the 119 new REIT directors were women (Credit: iStock)

Women make up majority of new REIT board members for second year: report

For the second year in a row, public real estate companies added more women than men to their boards....

Women make up majority of new REIT board members for second year: report
Maryland pension cuts REITs out of portfolio

Maryland pension cuts REITs out of portfolio

Managers of the $52.7-billion fund announced last year that they would review its strategy regarding allocations to two REITs...

Maryland pension cuts REITs out of portfolio
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Real estate seen as “safe haven” amid trade war uncertainty

While the stock market at large took a beating amid last week’s escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, one...

Real estate seen as “safe haven” amid trade war uncertainty
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Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt-focused hotel REIT closes $1B refi amid industry growth

Hospitality Investors Trust, a real estate investment trust that primarily owns Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt brands, closed a $1.04...

Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt-focused hotel REIT closes $1B refi amid industry growth
Park Hotels to snap up Chesapeake Lodging Trust for $2.7B

Park Hotels to snap up Chesapeake Lodging Trust for $2.7B

Park Hotels is set become the second largest lodging real estate investment trust through the acquisition of Chesapeake Lodging...

Park Hotels to snap up Chesapeake Lodging Trust for $2.7B
National Cheat Sheet: Real estate’s top billionaires revealed, retail apocalypse continues… & more

National Cheat Sheet: Real estate’s top billionaires revealed, retail apocalypse continues… & more

China, Hong Kong real estate billionaires top Forbes richest ranking Forbes has released its annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people, and the real...

National Cheat Sheet: Real estate’s top billionaires revealed, retail apocalypse continues… & more
Nashville office REIT eyes sector’s first IPO this year

Nashville office REIT eyes sector’s first IPO this year

As office REITs in general continue to underperform, growth-focused office landlord Priam Properties is considering an initial public offering....

Nashville office REIT eyes sector’s first IPO this year
Fed’s vow to keep rates in check a boon for REITS

Fed’s vow to keep rates in check a boon for REITS

It’s not just borrowers who are benefiting from the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold off on interest rate hikes...

Fed’s vow to keep rates in check a boon for REITS
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