Houston Ranked as Top Market for Real Estate Opportunities in 2015

October 24, 2014 · reit.com

Houston now offers the most attractive real estate investment and development opportunities of any major U.S. market, according to a survey from PwC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Another Texas city, Austin, took second place in the 2015 survey of more than 1,000 real estate experts.  San Francisco, which was ranked first in 2013 and 2014, slipped to the third position. Meanwhile, New York fell out of the top 10 to 14  in the 2015 survey. The Big Apple trailed up-and-coming cities such as Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn.

Commercial Real Estate Poised to Gain from Positive Market Fundamentals in 2015

October 23, 2014 · reit.com

The commercial real estate industry is poised for broad-based growth in the coming year as performance and profitability continue to improve across most property types and markets, according to projections from consulting firm Deloitte.

The company’s 2015 outlook is supported by improving property fundamentals, a strengthening economy, easy financing, and increased domestic and international investment activity, according to Deloitte. Against that backdrop, U.S. REITs are expected to continue to outperform benchmark indices such as the S&P 500 and Russell 2000.

REIT Executives Featured in Harvard Business Review’s Top 100 CEO List

October 16, 2014 · reit.com

The heads of four REITs made the Harvard Business Review’s latest ranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world.