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.

Beacon Communities LLC
(617) 574-1100
150 Federal Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 
Saint James Real Estate Advisors
(617) 426-6666
10 High Street, Suite 701
Boston, MA
 
DTZ FHO Partners, LLC
(617) 279-4555
One International Place
Boston, MA
 
Churchill Corporate Services
(617) 532-5866
133 South Street
Boston, MA
 
Equity Office Properties
(617) 425-7619
100 Summer Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA
 
RE/MAX Premier Associates
(617) 536-7777
75 Arlington Street, #5Fl
Boston, MA
 
Edens & Avant
(617) 369-6600
21 Custom House Street, Ste. 450
Boston, MA
 
Greater Boston Real Estate Board
(617) 423-8700
11 Beacon Street, 1st Flr.
Boston, MA
 
Giles Commercial Realty Group
(617) 429-3414
201 South Street
Boston, MA
 
Greater Boston Properties
(617) 536-4900
696 Tremont Street
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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