17th Annual REIT Conference

Venue: NYSSA

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 01, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 01, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 22, 2007
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2007
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Despite a downturn in the overall real estate market, REITs have been holding their own—and then some. While the S&P 500 was up 15.8% in 2006, the Dow Jones Wilshire REIT Index returned almost 36% and the FTSE NAREIT REITs Index rose almost 35% for the same time period. 2006 marked the seventh consecutive year that REITs outperformed all other major U.S. equity market benchmarks. Subsectors that fared best included the office segment, up 45.2%; healthcare, up 44.5%; self-storage, up 41%, and apartments, up 40%. Strong economic fundamentals, increasing institutional investment in commercial real estate through REITs, and a jump in mergers and acquisitions have fueled the industry’s recent growth.

Citing declining property values and the threat of Fed rate hikes, some analysts believe that the industry is once again overvalued and trading is at its upper limits. Conversely, many investors have perceived publicly traded REIT share prices to be low compared to the value of the underlying assets, fueling the recent trend of REIT privatizations. If REIT stocks decline again, a large backlog of private equity may follow suit.

Learn what 2007 has in store for investors and meet the CEOs, CFOs, and other VIPs from some of the industry’s fastest growing public REITs.


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