Case: Consumer optimism will fuel REIT growth next year

12/27/2011 | Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

REITs are expected to deliver strong performances in 2012 as employment in the U.S. continues to strengthen. The improving numbers have had a positive effect on consumer behavior, says NAREIT economist Brad Case. Pent-up demand in a number of sectors, from apartments to retail, will give a boost to REITs. People seem to be "done with hunkering down," Case says.

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