Commercial Real Estate Boston MA

Commercial real estate is any property that is zoned and used for business purposes or to generate profits from rentals or capital gains. Types of commercial property include industrial property, retail stores, some multi family houses, office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses and more. There is some overlap between residential and commercial property when it comes to buildings that contain a large number of units (such as apartments) that can be classified as commercial, though they are used as residences. All commercial real estate will fall under one of four categories—retail, office, industrial and multi family housing—and can be purchased through commercial real estate agents.

Lincoln Property Company, Inc.
(617) 951-4100
225 Frankin Street, Ste. 2310
Boston, MA
Greater Boston Real Estate Board
(617) 423-8700
11 Beacon Street, 1st Flr.
Boston, MA
The Chiofaro Company
(617) 330-5200
One International Place, 7th Flr.
Boston, MA
Giles Commercial Realty Group
(617) 429-3414
201 South Street
Boston, MA
The Druker Company, Ltd.
(617) 357-5700
50 Federal Street, Ste. 1000
Boston, MA
The Barry Real Estate Group
(617) 227-2110
98 West Cedar Street
Boston, MA
A.W. Perry, Inc.
(617) 542-3164
20 Winthrop Square, 5th Flr.
Boston, MA
Davis Marcus Partners
(617) 451-1300
One Appleton Street
Boston, MA
(617) 266-1500
222 Berkeley Street, Ste. 1420
Boston, MA
The Congress Group
(617) 897-7200
33 Arch Street, Ste. 2100
Boston, MA

Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Investment Trusts
By: Zacks Equity Research
October 22, 2009

Amid positive signals emanating from the uptick in housing prices and an improving outlook for consumer spending, the housing sector is gradually stabilizing. Both new and existing home sales have increased during the last four consecutive months and are now 32% and 17% above their recent lows, respectively. Single-family housing starts have also risen 37% from their low point, and inventories of homes-for-sale have fallen sharply.

Equity REITs rebounded nicely in the third quarter, recording total returns of 33% (total return FTSE NAREIT Index) vs. a 15% gain each for the S&P and the Dow. The strong third quarter returns marked the second consecutive record-setting performance of equity REITs after a dismal performance in the first quarter of 2009.

In what has been a volatile year, equity REITs gained approximately 29% (total return FTSE NAREIT Index) in the second quarter after falling 32% in the first quarter. So far in October, equity REITs are down about 1%; the worst performing sectors in October have been Self Storage (- 3.4%), Retail (-1.6%), Industrial/Office (-1.6%), and Residential (-0.8%).

OPPORTUNITIES Many REITs are still trading at discounts to NAV (net asset value), traditionally a good "buy" signal. Over the past seven or so years, REITs have traded near or in excess of NAV.

With dividend cuts and share price gains.....

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