betrachtet diesen chart und fragt euch wer um himmels willen hat gekauft wenn in demselben zeitraum die institutionellen netto verkauft haben? der nackte wahnsinn, reine spekulation
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management and MFS Investment Management are dumping shares of U.S. real-estate investment trusts just as Blackstone Group LP pays the most ever for a property owner. http://immobilienblasen.blogspot.com/2007/01/equity-office-38-billion-takeover-sign.html
Shares of U.S. REITs are the most expensive in more than two decades compared with Treasury notes after the five-year property boom. Real estate stocks have led the Standard & Poor's 500 Index higher this year on speculation takeovers will increase after Blackstone agreed to buy Sam Zell's Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 billion in the biggest-ever leveraged buyout.
``Sam Zell is probably the shrewdest operator in this field that there is,'' said ..... ``If he's selling, I don't think I want to be a buyer.'' ....
The average yield of U.S. REITs tracked by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, fell to 3.78 percent at the end of January. That was 1.03 percentage point less than the 10-year Treasury note, the biggest discount since 1985, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. ....
Returns in the almost $500 billion U.S. REIT market quadrupled since 2000 amid the global property boom. ......
``The market has got ahead of itself for REITs,'' ..... ``It's rich-looking to me. "
U.S. REITs tracked by the Leuthold Group last month traded at an average of 18.8 times adjusted funds from operations. That's the highest since at least 1997 and almost 50 percent more than the average for the past decade.....
Benjamin Pace, who oversees $17 billion as chief investment officer at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York, said he's been ``shocked'' by the run-up in REIT shares.
The last time REIT dividend yields fell as far below Treasury yields was during the seven years that started in November 1978.
The NAREIT index underperformed the S&P 500 during that span by 33 percentage points.
REITs in Asia and Europe also have reached records as asset prices in Japan rebounded and countries from the U.K. to Germany and Pakistan follow the U.S. in introducing property trusts.
The Bloomberg Asia REIT Index climbed 34 percent in the past 12 months and five of the 10 biggest gains were from Japan.
Commercial land prices in Tokyo increased last year for the first time in 15 years, according to figures from Japan's government, attracting investors to Japan's five-year-old REIT market.
In the U.K., the FTSE All-Share Real Estate Index jumped 45 percent in 2006, outperforming a 13 percent gain in the broader market, before property trusts were approved on Jan. 1.
``One is hard pressed today to say that the REITs are a good value,''
``You can run against the trend and get run over by the herd,''
So far this year, $27.6 billion in deals have been announced, the figures showed.
New York-based Blackstone ..... will pay 33.8 times Equity Office's funds from operations....!!!!!!
Dividend yields on REITs may rebound as five-year leases on office property signed at discounts in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks get renewed at higher prices.
Midtown Manhattan rents climbed 19 percent to $62.07 a square foot from a year earlier, according to CB Richard Ellis Inc., the world's largest real estate consultant, in its semi- annual report in November.
In London's West End, the world's most expensive location, rents increased 24 percent to $212.03 a square foot. Office space in central Tokyo rose 12 percent to $145.68 a square foot, while Hong Kong jumped 35 percent to $116.25.
``It's not a cheap way to get involved in the real estate market,'' .....
``All the private-equity money to me is somewhat of a last gasp'' for the REIT rally, he said. ``If they want them that badly and if you're involved in that market, you're supposed to say, `By all means, have mine.'''
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