Limiting Like-Kind Exchanges Would Hurt Real Estate, Study Finds

July 10, 2015 · reit.com

Like-kind exchanges aid the commercial real estate sector by promoting increased investment, reducing holding periods and lowering leverage levels, according to an academic study released July 9.

Also known as 1031 exchanges after Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, like-kind exchanges allow individuals and businesses to defer the payment of taxes on gains made on the exchange of property held for investment or in a trade or business for “like-kind” property.

NAREIT and Partners Sponsor University Real Estate Portfolio Challenge™

July 09, 2015 · reit.com

NAREIT and two other partners are sponsoring the first annual Real Confidence University Portfolio Challenge™, in which teams from 15 universities vie to create the best-performing portfolio from a mixture of real estate investments.

REITs Lose Ground In First Half on Interest Rate Concerns

July 08, 2015 · reit.com

REIT returns lost ground in the first half of 2015, in part over expectations of the potential market impact of rising interest rates.

For the year to July 6, total returns from the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index declined 3.2 percent. The S&P 500 was up 1.5 percent during the same period. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note gained 0.1 percent during that time.