Our real estate editors'picks for the best stories of the week ending Sept. 23.
Thefarmland REITs' still-small market caps are a limiting factor in a market thatprizes liquidity, but observers see promise for further consolidation andgrowth in Farmland PartnersInc.'s acquisition of American Farmland Co.
Morethan one-third of SNL-covered North American real estate companies had raisedtheir dividends through Sept. 16.
Thisfeature presents a weekly rundown of recent significant management and boardchanges and personnel moves in the North American real estate industry,including U.S. REITs and REOCs, homebuilders and gaming operators.
China-basedcompanies traded at the greatest median discount to NAV, at 59.1%, followed bythose based in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Investorsgated into Standard Life Investments' £2.9 billion U.K. property fund, whichhalted trading shortly after the Brexit vote, should be able to withdraw theirmoney again in the fourth quarter.
Belgium-basedreal estate companies traded at the highest median premium to NAV as the end ofthe first half. German real estate companies recorded the highest boost inweighted average NAV and weighted average price during the half.
's plans tolaunch what will be India's first REIT and IVG Immobilien's IPO designs for OfficeFirst made newsduring the week.