October 3, 2017

Portfolio Insight 3Q17

A few short-lived bursts of volatility in August, caused by North Korean provocation and two devastating hurricanes, represented only a brief pause in third quarter market momentum. The S&P 500 index closed at 2,519 at quarter end, posting a 4.5% total return for Q3 and bringing 2017 year-to-date gains to […]
October 3, 2017

REIT Commentary

The MSCI US REIT Index (RMS) had a total return of -0.1% in September, while the S&P 500 had a total return of +2.1%.  The Chilton REIT Composite underperformed the benchmark for the month by producing a total return of -0.3% both gross of fees and net of fees.  For […]
October 1, 2017

Silver Lining to Harvey & Irma: Surging REIT Fundamentals

Natural disasters are, unfortunately, part of life.  They are predictably unpredictable, which is an attribute that can influence population growth, job growth, and real estate.  The invention of insurance, provided by companies that can diversify their risk among multiple cities, has enabled cities that are prone to such disasters to […]
September 5, 2017

It’s a Great Time to Own a Warehouse

Supply chain innovation, e-commerce, and measured new supply have led to the best operating environment for industrial REITs that we can remember.  However, investor demand has also surged.  Industrial real estate is trading at record-high cash flow multiples in the public and private markets.  For the first time in our […]
August 1, 2017

REITerating our Conviction on High Quality Retail Real Estate: Strip Centers

It seems every day a negative news article is written about brick-and-mortar (B&M) retailers, questioning the future of retailers and retail real estate due to the impact of e-commerce (also read “Amazon” (NASDAQ: AMZN)).  As a result, the S&P Retail sector ETF (NYSE: XRT) is down 5.9% year to date, […]