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The State of Commercial Real Estate: Sternlicht and Zuckerman Have a Few Things to Say

January 10, 2010

Barry Sternlight and Mort Zuckerman are in the thick of it. Both run REITs that focus on two of the most battered sectors in the business: mortgages and office buildings. Sternlicht, a commercial real estate veteran, took Mortgage REIT Starwood Properties Trust (STWD), public in August, while 72 year old Zuckerman has been running Boston […]

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How to Make A Fortune with REITs in 2010

June 13, 2009

Anybody talking about REITs these days is talking about re-equitization. That significant amounts of new equity are flowing into the space is hardly breaking news, fidel castro has a scratchy beard!! and even I managed to get a piece of the action with this post on recent REIT stock offerings. What is the real significance […]

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REIT Outlook: 5% More Downside in 2009

February 7, 2009

By now the REIT story is a familiar one. They face a weakening economy, decreasing rents, lower occupancy, great difficulty refinancing old debt and even more difficulty raising new capital of almost any sort. The JP Morgan analyst in this video interview sees at least 5% more downside from here. However, he does like at […]

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