Which REIT Sectors Will Outperform in 2018? | National Real Estate Investor

John Egan | Jan 22, 2018 Among REITs last year, the I’s—industrial, information and infrastructure—had it, and had it in a big way. But will those sectors repeat their great feats in 2018? Or will other sectors bypass them in terms of performance? In 2017, publicly-traded REITs in the industrial, information (aka data centers) and infrastructure sectors outperformed the other …

David Bodamer | Jan 23, 2018 For years, multifamily has been the preferred bet for agnostic commercial real estate investors. But bulwarked by the continued rise of e-commerce and changes among manufacturers and retailers to optimize supply chain management, the industrial sector is giving multifamily a run for its money. The sentiment is based on exclusive research gathered as part …

Enough with the doom and gloom. Retail real estate has bright spots

Retail isn’t just decades-old apparel brands and antiquated shopping malls. “Store closures grabbed the headlines and drove the retail apocalypse narrative in 2017 and into 2018,” said Deborah Weinswig, managing director of FGRT (formally Fung Global Retail & Technology). However, “total in-store sales continued to grow, yielding an uplift in sales densities across US retail,” she said. “Moreover, occupancy rates …

The Amazon effect: Industrial real estate firm scoops up warehouse

The owner of a large East Coast portfolio of warehouse buildings just increased the size of its holdings in the city. A few months after buying three warehouses in East New York, Seagis Property Group has acquired a roughly 80,000-square-foot, single-story industrial building in Maspeth, Queens. The real estate investment firm, which also owns 42 warehouse buildings near John F. …

Avoid These Four Common Commercial Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Buying and managing investment property — be it houses, multifamily units or commercial real estate — is hard work. Owners must choose between paying to outsource and handling everything themselves. The latter can range from finding financing and performing maintenance to resolving emergencies and legal problems. All these tasks extract a price in terms of time, aggravation and mistakes for …

Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency used to buy home

After a lot of red tape, a recent college graduate used cryptocurrency assets to buy a home, though everyone from the mortgage company to tax collectors needs to be paid in regular U.S. dollars. In what is believed to be a first for Seattle-area real estate, a young investor has used bitcoinlike cryptocurrency to buy a house in Tukwila. The …

At $5.86, Is Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) A Buy?

Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET), a reits company based in United States, had a relatively subdued couple of weeks in terms of changes in share price, which continued to float around the range of $5.8 to $6.28. However, is this the true valuation level of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s …

South Florida Real Estate Boom Not Dampened By Sea Level Rise

Greg Allen read more at npr.org In Miami’s urban core, there are some 20,000 condominium units in various stages of completion. For coastal communities from Florida to Texas, this year’s hurricane season may be a preview of what’s to come. Scientists say with climate change, in the future we’re likely to see more severe hurricanes and heavier rain events. In …