American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Lists on NASDAQ

American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCT), which was created in 2011 as a public non-listed REIT, began trading April 7 on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

In early trading on April 7, the share price of ARC Healthcare stock gained about 5 percent. The company also announced a tender offer to purchase up to $ 150 million in common stock from its shareholders.


Community Development Trust Actively Raising Capital to Finance Affordable Housing

John Divers, COO and CFO of the Community Development Trust (CDT), joined for a video interview during REITWise 2014: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference held in Boca Raton, Fla.

Founded in 1998, New York City-based CDT is a private, hybrid REIT that is active on the debt and equity side of affordable housing projects.

Divers was asked about CDT’s capital-raising activities, which were particularly strong last year, and the outlook for future transactions.


Sector Focus: Industrial REITs Benefitting from Robust Demand, Limited Supply

Robust demand for space, fueled by improving economic fundamentals and limited supply, is expected to bolster the industrial REIT sector for the rest of 2014, according to analysts.

So far in 2014, the sector has continued to outperform the broader REIT market. Total returns for industrial REITs gained 7.4 percent last year, compared with a 2.9 percent gain for all equity REITs. As of March 24, total returns for industrial REITs were up 9.4 percent for the year, versus a 6.8 percent gain for all equity REITs.


Macerich Recycling Funds into High-Quality Retail Developments

After an active year for disposals in 2013, mall REIT Macerich (NYSE: MAC) remains focused on pruning its least productive assets in order to plough funds back into higher-quality retail developments.

“We want to be the best in terms of quality,” said Art Coppola, Macerich chairman and CEO, in an interview with “We think we’re going to have a powerhouse of a company, and we’re very happy with the direction that we’re going.”


Phillips Edison–ARC Shopping Center REIT Looking for Diversity in 2014

Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc., a public, non-listed REIT focused on grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping centers, plans to vigorously pursue acquisitions throughout 2014 in order to enhance tenant and geographic diversity.

“We’ve got a very robust pipeline. We continue to have a strong capital flow, so we anticipate being active buyers throughout the year,” said Jeff Edison, Phillips Edison-ARC’s CEO, in an interview with


EPR Properties Mindful of New Opportunities, But Focused on Core Businesses

As EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) continues to build its diverse portfolio of properties, the specialty REIT is also looking to capitalize on other property sectors undergoing a transformation.

EPR Properties holds assets in areas such as entertainment, recreation and education. In an interview with, David Brain, EPR Properties president and CEO, said that when it comes to exploring new investment options, “the modus operandi is the important thing, not necessarily the property type or use type” for his company.


MAA Chief Says Merger with Colonial Properties Proceeding Smoothly

Eric Bolton, chairman and CEO of apartment REIT MAA (NYSE: MAA), joined for a video interview at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. during NAREIT’s 2014 Washington Leadership Forum.

Last year MAA merged with Colonial Properties Trust. Bolton was asked to describe the progress of the merger.

“The process is going very well. We’re well into the integration of the back office systems. We expect to have almost all the systems complete by the time we get to late spring, early summer,” Bolton explained.