Our real estateeditors' picks for the best stories of the week ending July 15.
Real EstateRundown: Two internal candidates in the lead for top HCP spot, analystssay
The company is likely to hire an internal candidate toreplace Lauralee Martin, and CFO Tom Herzog and Chief Investment Officer J.Justin Hutchens are viewed to be among the leaders, analysts say.
Real EstateRundown: Speculation swirls after DDR CEO's abrupt termination
With the company tight-lipped, analysts and investors havebeen left to speculate why David Oakes was fired, and some think a company salemay now be more likely.
Data Dispatch:A jump from year-end discount — US REITs trade at a premium to NAV of8.4%
The "other" retail sector had the greatest premiumto NAV, while the office sector had the greatest discount to NAV.
Data Dispatch:REIT M&A activity hot in H1'16
Aggregate deal value for the five announced deals totaled$25.61 billion, the largest amount seen in a first half since 2007.
Hires &Fires: Real Estate moves through July 13, North America edition
This feature presents a weekly rundown of recent significantmanagement and board changes and personnel moves in the North American realestate industry, including U.S. REITs and REOCs, homebuilders, and gamingoperators.
Data DispatchEurope: European real estate company capital raising falls 37.8% YOY in 1sthalf
Senior debt continues to be the capital offering of choiceamong Europe-based real estate companies covered by SNL, amounting to €9.37billion as of June 30.
IPO Monitorfor the week ending July 13
Viva Energy REIT's targeted A$911 million raising from anIPO in Australia and an update on China Logistics Property Holdings' plannedHong Kong IPO made news during the week.
The EasternFront: WeWork adds to the growing co-working scene in Shanghai
The shared-office trend that galvanized WeWork is taking offin the Chinese city, with market observers expecting to see massive growth inthe years to come.
The EasternFront: Sony's Ginza green space plans coincide with shifting brandmessage
Sony Corp.'s decision to demolish the iconic Sony Buildingin the heart of Tokyo's Ginza district raised eyebrows in the property space,but plans to temporarily create a public park in its place could help thecompany foster some brand goodwill.
Data DispatchAsia-Pacific: Publicly traded Asia-Pacific real estate companies raise $35.61Bin H1
Through the first half, SNL-covered Asia-Pacific real estatecompanies have favored senior debt issuances, with the capital raised totalingapproximately US$29.08 billion — about 50% more than the amount raised throughsenior debt in the prior year-to-date period.