Commercial Real Estate Price Pressure Beginning to Emerge in Some Sectors, Report Finds

August 21, 2014 · reit.com

Increased demand for commercial real estate is causing the price of assets to overtake their value in certain property sectors, according to the latest Real Estate Research Corporation’s (RERC) quarterly Real Estate Report.

“The relationship between the value versus the price of commercial real estate is precariously balanced,” according to Ken Riggs, president and CEO of RERC, a national evaluation and research organization.

First Potomac Realty Seeks Market Leader Role in Washington Area Office Market

August 08, 2014 · reit.com

REIT seeking high-quality assets in amenity-rich areas.

REIT Bondholders Benefitting from Strong Corporate Governance, Fitch Ratings Finds

August 06, 2014 · reit.com

Most U.S. Equity REITs have strong corporate governance attributes that benefit bondholders, and they should ease their concerns about the impact of investor activism, according to a report from ratings agency Fitch Ratings, Inc.

Based on its review of 64 U.S. Equity REITs, Fitch concluded that “corporate governance is pretty strong for bondholders in the REIT space,” said Sean Pattap, a senior director at Fitch. “The positives outweigh the negatives,” he added.