Bartow Street Capital Launches With Strong First Year

SEATTLE, Washington and CARTERSVILLE, Georgia – Greenfield Advisors created a new subsidiary earlier this year focused on investment banking activities, including capital raising and mergers and acquisitions consulting.  That subsidiary, Bartow Street Capital (BSC), utilizes the financial, valuation, and real estate expertise that Greenfield Advisors has acquired over the […]

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2016 Real Estate Capital Markets Conference Recap

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 10th annual Goodwin Procter Real Estate Capital Markets Conference, held January 29 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The half-day program featured an investment banker, two panels, and a leading economist presenting their views of current trends in […]

Weekly News Roundup for October 16, 2015

These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP recently announced that it would pay $8 billion to acquire Biomed Realty Trust in one of the largest real estate investment trust (REIT) privatizations planned so far this year.

The House passed a bill 261-159 […]

Weekly News Roundup for August 14, 2015

These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

Mortgage credit availability is increasing. The latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) increased to 125.5 in July, its highest level in years.

It’s a different type of credit check. Facebook has acquired a patent […]

REITs: The Past, Present, and Future, Part 2

In Part 1, we looked back at some of the changes and trends we’ve seen in the REIT industry, including more specialization, expansion into new types of real estate assets, and creation of REIT spinoffs for tax benefits. In today’s post, we’ll continue to discuss REIT trends we’ve noticed, […]

REITs: The Past, Present, and Future, Part 1

We’ve been seeing some interesting activity in real estate investment trusts (REITs) lately, so in today’s post, we’d like to offer an overview of recent trends and changes in the REIT industry and suggest sources of further information if you’d like to learn more.

The U.S. Congress created REITs in […]

IPTI Mass Appraisal Valuation Symposium – Part Deux

Last week, I discussed the first day of sessions at the 10th IPTI Mass Appraisal Valuation Symposium in Amsterdam. Day 2 had several sessions on the role of technology in property tax assessment. I found IPTI COO Ruel Williamson’s presentation on the history of technology particularly interesting. I also enjoyed Dr. Douw […]

SEC Approves Rule Changes to Help Investors in Nontraded REITs

In January 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) proposed revised rules regarding disclosures and valuations of unlisted real estate investment trust (REIT) and direct-participation program (DPP) securities. On October 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the revised rules, which are expected to increase the accuracy and […]

Westfield Group to Restructure

On December 4, 2013, Australia-based Westfield Group unveiled capital restructuring plans for their two parallel operating entities, The Westfield Group (ASX ticker: WDC) and Westfield Retail Trust (ASX ticker: WRT). The Westfield Group owns and operates roughly 100 million square feet of upscale shopping centers worldwide, including two Washington […]

Corporate Investment—Much ado about… something

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I posted—I’ve been traveling almost constantly the past few weeks, and between that and the elections, my dance card has been fairly full.
The trigger for today’s post was a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, “Investment Falls off a Cliff,”[1] with obvious homage […]

High-Tech Real Estate Investment Trusts

There has been a fair amount of conversation in the last several weeks regarding companies choosing to convert to real estate investment trusts (REITs). Most recently, the debate has been seasoned by American Tower, an owner and operator of wireless communication data towers, identifying as a REIT. While, on […]

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REIT 101

The investment world is filled with a variety of vehicles in which to stow one’s wealth. Generally, stocks, bonds, and real property are the primary investment assets that can be purchased with cash and held for income and capital gains purposes. In 2012, talking babies during the Super Bowl […]