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Essex Property Trust Expects 35% Rent Growth in Certain West Coast Markets

June 18, 2010
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The REIT Week confab in Chicago is now over, and REITs of all stripes were reporting firming occupancies, better leasing activity, and stronger rents. The only weak spot appears to be suburban office properties, where landlords are still said to lack pricing power. Apartment REITs in particular were the beneficiaries of a strengthening economy. Roommates […]

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Freddie Mac Says Lever it Up!

March 9, 2010
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According to Instutional Investor, Freddie Mac is bringing its high leverage crack pipes back to the multi-family market. But the move is less a return to the go-go days than a sign of just how weak the market is, and it appears to be driven more by the fact that Freddie is running out of […]

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No Bottom In Commercial Real Estate Until 2010 – 2011

December 20, 2008

The good news is that the end is near, and I’m not talking about the rapture. Mercifully (unmercifully?), Moody’s said Friday that commercial real estate is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better, but that it WILL get better. Unfortunately, that won’t be until 2010, at the earliest. For now, Moody’s […]

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