Real Estate

Activist Investor Sends This REIT Stock Surging

Activist Investor Sends This REIT Stock Surging

Activist investor Jonathan Litt is at it again. The activist investor, specializing in real estate investment trusts, started his firm, Land & Buildings, in 2008 and has been battling real estate investment trust (REIT) boards to improve returns for himself and other investors ever since. Litt has waged several successful campaigns at BRE Properties, Associated […]

Big Banks Just Gave You a 10%+ Yield Opportunity

Big Banks Just Gave You a 10%+ Yield Opportunity

A recent article on mortgage-backed securities (MBS) had me going, “huh?” The story covers MBSs being very popular when mortgage rates were less than 3%, but now with rates over 7%, large, institutional buyers are staying away. That’s one reason why mortgage rates are so high, despite MBSs in theory being more profitable today. That’s […]

Three High-Yield Net Lease REITs “On Sale”

Three High-Yield Net Lease REITs “On Sale”

Net lease REITs own stand-alone properties leased to tenants on long-term, triple net leases—meaning the tenant pays all the expenses for the property, including taxes, insurance, and maintenance, and the property owner does not have to deal with the rising costs associated with these expenses. Typically, net lease contracts are long-term, with built-in rent escalators. […]

These 4 Stocks Will Profit from Rising Rates

These 4 Stocks Will Profit from Rising Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark interest rate by 0.75%. With inflation exploding higher, the Fed has, since February, pushed the rate from effectively zero percent to a current target of 2.25% to 2.50%. You may have heard or read that these higher rates are a stiff headwind for tech company growth and […]

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How to Beat Inflation No Matter What the Fed Does

Dear Reader, Each quarter, my favorite earnings conference call comes from Starwood Property Trust (STWD) and its CEO, Barry Sternlicht. As the leader of both the publicly traded REIT and the private equity firm he founded, Starwood Capital Group, Sternlicht is excellent about sharing his thoughts on a wide range of financial topics, and recently […]