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September 17, 2012
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  • CMBS, structured finance surge on low interest rate policy
    More than $15 billion worth of commercial mortgage-backed securities and structured finance deals priced or were announced last week. More originations are on deck for this week. The surge in activity is attributed to the Federal Reserve announcement that it will continue to keep interest rates low. Reuters (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • W.P. Carey to complete REIT conversion
    W.P. Carey & Co. is nearing the completion of its conversion to REIT status, with the expected date Sept. 28. "We are excited to reach this milestone in W.P. Carey's history," said Trevor P. Bond, president and CEO of W.P. Carey. With the conversion, the company expects to increase its real estate assets, grow dividends and diversify its shareholder base. (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • $1T of retail real estate traded in last decade, JLL reports
    More than $1 trillion worth of retail real estate has been sold around the world over the last decade, according to a new Jones Lang LaSalle report called "Redefining Retail Investment," which is being released to coincide with the International Council of Shopping Centers 2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit. It also reports that global direct investment has averaged more than $100 billion per year since 2004. REITs are also playing a role in this activity, notes Michael Niemira, ICSC vice president of research and chief economist. SCT Newswire (9/17), Property Magazine (Switzerland) (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • REIT compensation data available
    The 2012 NAREIT Compensation Survey features responses from a record-setting 113 REITs and real estate companies. NAREIT and FPL have compiled detailed compensation information for 108 positions, resulting in the largest, most comprehensive survey to date. For more than 18 years, NAREIT has provided members and the real estate industry at large with valued information on compensation for REITs and real estate companies. This report provides information for three major facets of compensation: base salary (2012), annual incentive award value (for calendar/fiscal year 2011 and typically paid in 2012) and long-term incentive award value (for calendar/fiscal year 2011 and commonly granted/awarded in 2012). For more information, visit or contact Megan Peichel at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • FDIC's Hoenig voices concern about Basel III
    Financial rules that failed in 2008 are still in effect but are more complicated, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Director Thomas Hoenig says. He refers specifically to Basel III. "It turns out that the Basel capital rules protected no one: not the banks, not the public. ... I find a good deal of uneasiness about Basel III's ability to be more effective than previous Basel efforts; however, there is a sense that we cannot go back," Hoenig said. Reuters (9/15), The Wall Street Journal (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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