11/24/2009

It is normal for REIT values to move before the underlying fundamentals of commercial real estate, said Scott Robinson, assistant director of the New York University REIT Center. "Academically speaking, I would say you would generally see a six-month gap, depending on the underlying property type," he said. "Property types with shorter lease terms such as lodging and multifamily may experience a shorter gap, while property types with longer lease terms, notably office, would experience a longer gap."

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