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December 18, 2012
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  • Corporate-bond sales break 2009 record
    Thanks to some of the lowest borrowing costs ever, sales of corporate bonds in the U.S., Europe and Asia hit $3.9 trillion this year, breaking a 2009 record of $3.89 trillion. Global issuance reached $3.29 trillion in 2011 and $3.23 trillion in 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Bloomberg (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Aviv REIT eyes $300M IPO
    Aviv REIT has filed paperwork to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. Its 250-property portfolio consists of 220 skilled nursing facilities. Reuters (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lowder: Best time for core portfolio
    Colonial Properties Trust's core portfolio is doing very well, Tom Lowder, chairman and CEO, said at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. "2011 was a record year for us and we see 2012 being a mirror image of 2011." He expects revenues will likely end up at between 5% and 5.5% growth. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nordby: Apartment "pop" happened in 2012
    This will be remembered as a peak year for apartment rent growth, said Hans Nordby, managing director with Property and Portfolio Research. "We expect to be almost as strong in 2013, but if you were waiting for that 'big pop,' that was it," he said. He also says the housing recovery that began this year was a significant development. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Office trends eyed by REITs
    Office REIT executives are watching several trends affect their business. Businesses continue to make do with less space, reports Roger Waesche, president and CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust. A growing emphasis on proximity to mass transportation was noted by George "Skip" McKenzie, president and CEO of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Fed governor promotes stiffer rules for foreign banks
    Proposed rules to ensure foreign banks in the U.S. follow regulations used by domestic banks should help, Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein says. "These rules should reduce the pressure on foreign banks that rely heavily on short-term dollar funding to either sell illiquid dollar assets or cut back on dollar lending in times of financial stress," according to Stein's prepared remarks for the European Central Bank's global research forum. The Wall Street Journal/Real Time Economics blog (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fed predicts more jobs but no drop in unemployment rate
    A paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco warns that the U.S. unemployment rate might stop falling even though the economy is improving and more people are finding jobs. Jobless statistics are likely to remain flat as the improving economy lures people who stopped looking for work back to the job hunt, at which point they are again counted as unemployed, the paper says. The Washington Post/Wonkblog (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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