REIT Rebound Highlights Interest in Undervalued Assets, Case Says

In the latest edition of Quick Study, Brad Case, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and industry information, said a rebound in REIT returns during December was likely caused by investor interest in undervalued assets.

The FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index had a total return of 4.2 percent in December following four consecutive months of downturns. The S&P 500 index was up 2.0 percent in December.

“It was very difficult to make the case that REITs were overvalued. Investors started to recognize that and come back into the REIT market,” Case said.

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Health Care REIT HCP Highlights Diversity of Repositioned Company

Justin Hutchens, chief investment officer at HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Earlier this year, HCP announced it would spin off its ManorCare portfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living assets into an independent, publicly traded REIT. Hutchens said the decision was made following a number of years of efforts to try to reposition the portfolio.

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Study Highlights Sustainability Benefits of Brick-and-Mortar Shopping

Brick-and-mortar shopping represents a better sustainability performance compared to online shopping, according to a new white paper released by Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG).

The study, conducted by Simon in conjunction with Deloitte Consulting, created a “cradle-to-grave” Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) that examines the environmental impact of all material, energy and fuels attributable to a product in its lifecycle.

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Study Highlights Sustainability Benefits of Brick-and-Mortar Shopping

Brick-and-mortar shopping represents a better sustainability performance compared to online shopping, according to a new white paper released by Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG).

The study, conducted by Simon in conjunction with Deloitte Consulting, created a “cradle-to-grave” Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) that examines the environmental impact of all material, energy and fuels attributable to a product in its lifecycle.

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Extra Space CEO Highlights Benefits of Acquisition

Spencer Kirk, CEO of Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE: EXR), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2015: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Wynn Las Vegas.

In October, Extra Space completed a $ 1.3 billion acquisition of SmartStop Self Storage, Inc., a public non-listed REIT. Extra Space acquired 122 stores and assumed the property management of 43 stores previously managed by SmartStop.

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