Fundamentally Speaking: T-Tracker Shows Good Operating Performance by REITs in Q2

In the latest edition of Fundamentally Speaking, Calvin Schnure, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and economic analysis, said NAREIT’s T-Tracker series showed good operating performance by REITs in the second quarter, and also points to “solid underpinnings” for future conditions in the REIT industry.

Schnure noted that funds from operations (FFO) for all Equity REITs rose a little more than 7 percent to $ 14.5 billion, which is more than 10 percent higher than a year ago.

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Neuberger Berman Fund Manager Says Higher Interest Rates Should be Good Sign for REITs

Steve Shigekawa, managing director at Neuberger Berman, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWorld 2014: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Shigekawa noted that the biggest surprise for the REIT industry during 2014 has been the decline in interest rates.

“At the beginning of the year, the 10-year Treasury note was 3 percent. At the time, the consensus view was that interest rates would go higher, which would be a headwind for the REIT market. What we’ve actually seen is the opposite,” he observed.

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Gramercy Property Trust Finding Good Deals in Office, Industrial Sectors, CEO Says

Gordon DuGan, CEO of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2014: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Gramercy has made acquisitions in both the office and industrial sectors in 2014. DuGan said both sectors are healthy thanks in part to a dearth of new construction. The company is finding “terrific” assets on the market in the range of $ 5 million to $ 30 million.

Gordon DuGan

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Gramercy Property Trust Finding Good Deals in Office, Industrial Sectors, CEO Says

Gordon DuGan, CEO of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2014: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Gramercy has made acquisitions in both the office and industrial sectors in 2014. DuGan said both sectors are healthy thanks in part to a dearth of new construction. The company is finding “terrific” assets on the market in the range of $ 5 million to $ 30 million.

Gordon DuGan

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