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REITs Take On New Shine Amid Fed’s Softened View on Rates
Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2019 --Jessica Menton (subsription)The Federal Reserve's dovish tilt this year has been a boon for real-estate shares that were pressured by a threat of higher interest rates. Investors are scooping up REIT shares because of their large dividends and strong earnings growth.
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Net Lease: CRE’s Safest Play
National Real Estate Investor, Feb 28, 2019--Beth Mattson-Teig Demand for net lease appears strong across the board from all types of investors.
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The Rise of Debt Funds
Commercial Property Executive, Mar. 4, 2019--Paul Fiorilla (MBA mention)The number of debt funds and non-traditional lending sources has grown throughout this cycle. Is that a reflection of temporary market forces or have they become a permanently larger part of the commercial mortgage landscape?
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Inclusion, Demographics, and the MBA’s Role
Mortgage Media, Mar. 6, 2019--S.A. IbrahimMarcia Davies read "Women in the Workplace," a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America, with some concern. Davies, chief operating officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association, knows gender and race inequality is not specific to the mortgage industry and is found across corporate America. Changing it is going to take a mindful, focused and purposeful approach at all levels, but especially from leadership.
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