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October 17, 2012
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  • UBS launches mortgage ETN
    UBS has launched a long ETN focused on mortgages. The ETN, called ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN, is based on the Market Vectors Global Mortgage REITs Index. (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HCP makes $1.73 billion senior housing acquisition
    HCP is acquiring 133 senior housing communities for $1.73 billion. The seller is a joint venture between Emeritus Corp and Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI, which had one of the last large health care real estate portfolios available for acquisition. Blackstone acquired the assets out of bankruptcy in 2010. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/16), Reuters (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Data center REITs well positioned for acquisitions
    All three of the major data center REITs have built up strong balance sheets. They are characterized by low leverage and adequate liquidity, says Jim Stevens, an analyst with SNL Financial, which places them in a “good position to take advantage of acquisition and development opportunities.” (10/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Times Square property acquired; various uses considered
    A group of investors that includes Winthrop Realty Trust has acquired 701 Seventh Ave. in New York's Times Square. Retail and hotel uses are being considered for the space. Starwood Property Trust provided $475 million of debt to the venture. Bloomberg (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register Today for REITWorld 2012
    REITWorld 2012®: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT® brings together REIT and real estate executives, investors, industry leaders, and academic experts in one setting to share their specialized knowledge and experience.

    This year, conference sessions will connect macroeconomic data and views with the meaningful perspectives from four market segments: Health Care, Housing, Business-to-Business real estate, and Consumer-Oriented real estate. Attendees will gain understanding and insight into the opportunities, business models and economic drivers from the experienced leadership participating in the event. For more information, including the schedule and participants, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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