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Bloomberg Interview With Sam Zell: The Credit Crisis

August 23, 2008

Sam Zell, a self-proclaimed “professional opportunist,” founded his privately-held firm with a fraternity brother in 1968. The two bought up cheap real estate throughout the U.S. from distressed owners, and then kept buying when values recovered and boomed. In this interview, he speaks about the need to support Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) […]

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Apartment REITs Holding Up, But No Longer A Sanctuary

August 20, 2008

According to Bloomberg Indexes, REIT investors have beaten the S&P 500 so far this year, especially if they invested in owners of apartments and self-storage buildings. The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts reports that apartment equity REITs jumped 11.88% in July, second only to health care REITs, which notched an 11.94% jump for […]

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