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Sponsored by GE Real Estate - Produced by National Real Estate Investor Magazine JAN 2007 VOL.2


In This Issue
> European CMBS Market Heads toward €100 Billion Milestone
> Brazil Attracts International Investment
> All the World's A Warehouse

Briefs
> Investment Notes
> Foreign Exchange
> Did You Know?


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REITs Ring the Globe

European CMBS Market Heads toward €100 Billion Milestone

European real estate finance increasingly resembles the U.S. model. This year, Britain has joined the REIT club. Germany is expected to follow suit. On the debt side, underwriters have been even more aggressive. Issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), market watchers say, could reach €100 billion this year. That would represent nearly five-fold growth since 2004 and implies an expansion rate of more than twice that of the U.S. market, which passed $200 billion (about €140 billion) in 2006. Read Article ...

REITs Ring the Globe

Brazil Attracts International Investment

While Portugal discovered and left an indelible European stamp on Brazil over the past half millennium, in more recent years some of North America’s most powerful developer and investment interests – Hines, Sam Zell, Tishman Speyer, Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoe Cambridge among them -- have been pouring billions into the country’s commercial real estate. Read Article ...

REITs Ring the Globe

All the World's A Warehouse

All those flat-screen TV monitors that flew off the shelves during the recent holiday season took a long journey. To bring these electronic goodies, as well as appliances, industrial equipment, clothing and furniture to consumers and businesses requires a complicated logistical dance. Often, the chain stretches from factories in the interior of China to warehouses in Shanghai to container ships, to trucks and then to staging facilities in places such as Riverside, Calif., or Bratislava, Slovakia, from which the goods are then transferred again to retail outlets. Read Article ...
Briefs

Investment Notes

It's a mixed report card for the REITs that specialize in student housing. American Campus Communities, became the first public REIT to focus on this specialty when it floated its IPO in 2004. More ...


Foreign Exchange

Will 2007 bring give the overheated Shanghai office market a breather? Will Beijing draw more investment? More ...


Did You Know?

…that construction of retail properties in the U.S. is expected to slow down this year—while development in Europe is heading for new records? More ...



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