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    Posted: December 12, 2017, 6:35 pm

    European Retail REIT Unibail-Rodamco to Acquire Westfield for $16 Billion

    Unibail-Rodamco (PAR: UL:PA) said Dec. 12 it reached an agreement with Westfield Corp. (ASX: WFD) to acquire the Australian mall operator in a deal valued at approximately $16 billion.

    Posted: December 1, 2017, 6:58 pm

    FTSE Nareit All REITs Index Up 2.6% in November

    REITs moved higher in November as activity in the retail real estate sector boosted overall market performance, according to analysts.

    The total returns of the FTSE Nareit All REITs Index gained 2.6 percent in November, while the S&P 500 posted a total return of 3.1 percent. For the first 11 months of 2017, total returns of the FTSE Nareit All REITs Index gained 9.4 percent, while the S&P 500 ...

    Posted: November 14, 2017, 11:07 pm

    REIT CEOs Stress Importance of Emergency Preparedness

    REITworld 2017 general session

    REIT CEOs participating in a REITworld 2017 panel stressed the importance of emergency preparedness and communication in the wake of natural disasters.

    Posted: November 1, 2017, 7:42 pm

    FTSE Nareit All REITs Index Down 0.2% in October

    REITs moved slightly lower in October as broader macroeconomic concerns put pressure on the market, according to analysts.

    The total returns of the FTSE Nareit All REITs Index dropped 0.2 percent in October, while the S&P 500 posted a total return of 2.3 percent. For the first 10 months of 2017, total returns of the FTSE Nareit All REITs Index gained 6.6 percent, while the S&P 500 returned 17 ...

    Posted: October 24, 2017, 1:53 pm

    Timberland REIT Potlatch to Acquire Deltic Timber in All-Stock Deal

    Timberland REIT Potlatch Corp. (NASDAQ: PCH) said Oct. 23 it will acquire Deltic Timber Corp. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.15 billion.

    The combined company will operate as PotlatchDeltic Corp., and shares of its stock will retain Potlatch’s ticker symbol. Executives at both firms said PotlatchDeltic will benefit from operational synergies resulting from expanded harve...

    Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:44 pm

    Data Center REIT CyrusOne Investing $100 Million in Chinese Company GDS

    CyrusOne will own approximately 8 percent of GDS

    CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE) said Oct. 18 that it will make a $100 million equity investment in GDS Holdings Ltd. as part of a new strategic partnership with the Chinese data center developer and operator.

    Following the equity investment, CyrusOne will own approximately 8 percent of GDS. Additionally, CyrusOne President and CEO Gary Wojtaszek will join the GDS board.

    Posted: October 4, 2017, 12:51 pm

    Study Finds REIT Board Governance Practices Strong; More Diversity Needed

    REITs outperform other publicly traded companies in key facets of board governance and best practices, according to a new report, although there is room for improvement in the industry in terms of board diversity.

    The report released by Ferguson Partners, Ltd., a global professional services firm, and Board Governance Research, an independent research company, compared 151 REITs included in th...

    Posted: October 2, 2017, 7:02 pm

    FTSE Nareit All REITs Index Down 0.6% in September

    REITs moved modestly lower in September as broad concerns about the economy, the direction of interest rates and the length of the current real estate cycle combined to keep the sector in a holding pattern, observers said.

    The total returns of the FTSE Nareit All REITs Index dropped 0.6 percent in September, while the S&P 500 posted a total return of 2.1 percent. For the first nine months of 2...

    Posted: September 29, 2017, 5:46 pm

    REITs Aiding Recovery, Assessing Damage in Puerto Rico

    More than one week after Hurricane Maria swept across the island, Puerto Rico remains without electricity. Meanwhile, roads are impassable due to extensive flooding, and essential supplies are running low.

    For REITs that operate in the storm-devastated territory, the process of contacting employees, providing assistance and assessing damage is only just starting.

    Posted: September 26, 2017, 4:37 pm

    Multifamily REIT UDR CEO Takes On Urban Development Challenges

    Tom Toomey

    Tom Toomey, president and CEO of multifamily REIT UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), is the first CEO of a public firm to serve as global chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). His two-year term began in June. In an interview with REIT.com, Toomey spoke about the forces shaping real estate project development today, the impact of severe weather events and prospects for the multifamily sector.

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