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February 25, 2013
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  • Lenders eye European property market; CMBS might follow
    Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and Wells Fargo are increasing their lending allocation for the European property market as local sources of capital contract. This constitutes higher-margin lending for the banks, whose presence is expected to boost the commercial mortgage-backed securities market as well. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Walter sees investors returning to public markets
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Elisse Walter said the agency saw a 22% increase in money raised through public debt and equity last year, the first such increase since the financial crisis. "It's important that we embrace a regulatory agenda that is consistent with continued growth in public offerings," Walter said. Reuters (2/22), InvestmentNews (free registration) (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Walter: Hotels still in good place of the recovery cycle
    The hotel industry's recovery will continue even if sequestration goes into effect, says Host Hotels and Resorts CEO Ed Walter. The supply pipeline is very low with construction at levels less than 50% of the long-term average, he says. "Until we see new supply accelerate above the long-term averages, which are slightly above 2% a year, I think the cycle's going to be extended," Walter says. CNBC (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Landy: Our focus is qualitative
    Monmouth REIT looks only for investment-grade tenants and doesn't see having FedEx as its largest tenant as a disadvantage. "Our history with FedEx goes back 20 years now," COO Michael Landy said, citing a qualitative focus. Other tenants include Caterpillar, National Oil Well and Siemens. CNBC (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Brown: Housing still in recovery mode
    Housing fundamentals have bottomed, American Century Investments senior vice president Steven Brown said. The industry is still in a recovery cycle. "We think home prices could appreciate 6% to 8% in the United States this year," Brown says. Fox Business (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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