Barclays Capital analysts are expecting a range of results from REITs' fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports. On average, fourth-quarter funds from operations per share [FFOPS] are expected to increase 6.1% year over year but decline 28.1% on an operating basis. For 2009, FFOPS is expected to decrease 4%, or 17.8% on an operating basis compared with 2008. In 2010, BarCap projects a 4.5% increase in FFOPS and a 10.2% decrease on an operating basis.

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