The first ever results came in from the ABA Commercial Real Estate survey recently. In promising news, 80 percent of the banks surveyed said that they plan to increase commercial real estate concentrations in 2016. This article highlights the survey and what it means for commercial real estate moving forward. Continue reading ABA Survey: 8 in 10 Banks Plan to Expand CRE Volume in 2016
Ralph L. Block’s Investing in REITs is in its fourth edition. Any of his editions are worth a read as they have long been considered the definitive guides to REIT investments for both individual and institutional investors. Because investing in REITs is a lucrative yet precise industry, having an expert chime in can prove less daunting, especially for the novice. With above-average dividend yields and … Continue reading Read This Book To Learn About REITS
Obviously, this question cannot be answered with one short, simple answer. The breadth of information on how to form a REIT from conception has basic tax considerations and requirements — ones that should be researched with a legal representative for the finer details. However, the elemental compliance regulations generally require these qualifications: Organization — A Real Estate Investment Trust must be founded in one of … Continue reading What Steps Are Involved in Creating a REIT?