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March 29, 2013
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  • Gabriel: Expect changes in mortgage systems
    Stuart Gabriel, finance professor and director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, predicts changes are coming to the multifamily and single-home finance system, but in piecemeal fashion. Changes are also coming to CMBS, he predicts. "Subordination levels are going to be different, so that there’s going to be more collateralization for the debt and that the debt that is put in for a securitization structures itself." (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sullivan: Why the rally among smaller REITs
    There are a couple of reasons why share prices in a few smaller REITs have risen while shares from larger REIT companies have lagged, says Jim Sullivan, managing director with Green Street Advisors. "One theory for why this is happening is that we have an entire investor universe that is searching for yield and it has found that yield in some of these smaller REITs that have higher dividend payouts," he says. He offered other theories in this interview, as well. (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Seer Mortgage eyes $100M IPO
    Seer Mortgage Capital filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a $100 million initial public offering. The mortgage REIT plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange. (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Chapman: Health care real estate is changing
    George Chapman, chairman and CEO of Health Care REIT, recently oversaw the $4.3 billion acquisition of Sunrise Senior Living. In this interview with REIT Magazine, he discusses what is ahead for the company and his thoughts on the industry. "Clearly health care is changing," he says. "Increasingly with the Affordable Care Act’s emphasis on ACOs [accountable care organizations], there will be increased integration of services across a full continuum." REIT magazine (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • KKR targets secondary markets for its higher yield
    KKR is increasingly looking for yield in smaller markets. This strategy can be seen in such investments as its $132 million acquisition of Legends Outlets Kansas City. "Secondary markets with excellent fundamentals, including 'in check' supply, create compelling investments," says Ralph Rosenberg, global head of real estate for KKR. The Wall Street Journal (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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