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REITs and rising rates: Pushing against conventional wisdom

...real-estate mutual funds going to see a price drop?Real-estate investment trusts have been on a tremendous run since the...Conventional wisdom says rising rates will mean pain for real-estate investment trusts, or REITs, which own apartment buildings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-17/reits-and-rising-rates-pus
Simon Property boosts its bid for Macerich to $16.8B

...Simon Property Group Inc., an Indianapolis real estate investment trust, went hostile earlier this month in making...Co., based in Santa Monica, California, is a real estate investment trust that owns 51 shopping centers around the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/simon-property-boosts-its-
Sears 4Q loss narrows, sales slide as business shifts

...percent. Both Sears and Kmart were hurt by weak consumer electronics sales.The company's plans to form a real estate investment trust are moving forward and it expects it to create and separate that company in May or June. It anticipates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/sears-4q-loss-narrows-sale
Sears 3Q loss widens as retailer reshapes itself

...Thursday it is might sell 200 to 300 of its buildings to boost its liquidity. The maneuver would entail forming a real estate investment trust that would hold the stores. Sears would continue to operate the stores by leasing them back.At the same...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/sears-3q-loss-widens-retai
Sears explores sale-leaseback deal of buildings

...selling about 200 to 300 of its buildings to boost its liquidity.The move would entail the company forming a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that would hold the stores. Sears would continue to operate in the stores by leasing them back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-07/sears-explores-sale-leaseb
Crowdfunding backers hope to raise interest

...new technology, you have early adopters who spread the word," said Brian Dally, a co-founder and CEO of real estate investment portal GroundFloor. The company, which connects investors with builders pitching specific projects, moved to Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-20/crowdfunding-backers-hope-rai
Commercial real estate outlook shining brighter

...industrial and land are lagging behind the other two sectors, he said."Multifamily is by far the most in-demand real estate investment," Edge said."This is probably due to the attractive financing that exists for this asset. Overall, good...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-15/commercial-
Wind, solar farms are being put into new companies called yieldcos

...unfortunate victory for corporate speak, they are called yieldcos. They're the electric power industry's answer to real estate investment trusts, which distribute rental income to investors, and master limited partnerships, which distribute income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-01/wind-solar-farms-are-being
Minding the tax bite in fund investing

...funds that produce more distributions than others, such as ones focused on bonds, dividend-paying stocks or real-estate investment trusts. Actively managed stock mutual funds ? ones run by stock pickers looking to beat an index ? also can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-27/minding-tax-bite-fund-inve
Bank-owned Lamar Building to soon go on market

...capital to put those improvements in place."The structure, built in 1913, was owned by RDC Properties LLC, a real estate investment partnership helmed by Bettis C. Rainsford, of Edgefield, S.C. Augusta property records show that Rainsford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-02/bank-owned-