Essex Property Trust Inc

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIMCO Reported Highest Funds from Operations in 2014

    AIMCO’s (AIV) funds from operations have increased consistently over the past five years, from $177 million in fiscal 2010 to $301.8 million in fiscal 2014. That’s the highest FFO in seven years.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How UDR Plans to Increase Shareholder Returns

    UDR’s (UDR) principal business strategy is to maximize the economic returns of its apartment communities to provide higher shareholder returns and value.

    By Peter Barnes
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    UDR Recorded the Highest Funds from Operations in 2014

    UDR’s funds from operations rose from $192.8 million in 2010 to $415.4 million in 2014—the highest FFO recorded by the company during the past decade.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Home Sales Fell Due to the Price Hike in September

    New home sales fell to 468,000 in September—compared to a downward revised 529,000 in August 2015. It’s below the consensus estimate of 549,000.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Earnings Report

    How Equity Residential Improved Its Balance Sheet in 2Q17

    During 2Q17, Equity Residential (EQR) reported higher-than-expected top-line and bottom-line results backed by robust rent growth and occupancy levels.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Equity Residential’s Business Segments

    In 1Q17, Southern California comprised 25% of Equity Residential’s (EQR) total revenues, 19% of its total revenues came from Washington, D.C., and New York comprised 21% of its total revenues.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How to Invest in Equity Residential through ETFs

    ETFs allow investors to build a portfolio that meets specific asset allocation needs. Investors can obtain portfolio diversification across a number of asset classes.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in American Campus Communities through ETFs

    ETFs are a convenient, easy way to diversify your portfolio. In this article, we’ll look at how sector-specific and sector-agnostic ETFs invest in American Campus Communities (ACC) stock.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Residential Sector: What Investors Should Know

    The residential REIT sector mainly includes apartments and manufactured housing. It’s one of the largest segments in the REIT industry.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Camden Property Trust through ETFs

    ETFs are a convenient way for investors to build a portfolio that meets specific asset allocation needs. Camden Property Trust (CPT) sees allocation in most of the REIT-specific ETFs.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Essex Property Trust Concentrates Its Portfolio on the West Coast

    Essex Property Trust expects coastal California and Washington to lead the nation in job growth given vibrant technology and life science employment sectors.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at American Campus Communities’ Business Segments

    American Campus Communities (ACC) has four segments: wholly-owned properties, on-campus participating properties, development services,
    and property management services.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Equity Residential Rewarding Its Investors?

    EQR announced a quarterly dividend of $0.50. The current dividend yield stands at 3.2%, and it has a payout ratio of 135.2% for 3Q17.

    By Raina Brown
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    Earnings Report

    Why Equity Residential’s Top Line Soared in 2Q17

    Equity Residential’s (EQR) top line in 2Q17 surpassed both the year-ago results as well as management’s expectations backed by rent growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Breakdown of Essex Property Trust’s Cost Structure

    The sharp rise in Essex Property Trust’s costs in 2014 can be attributed to its acquisition of properties following the BRE Properties merger.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are EdR’s Key Business Segments?

    EdR (EDR) classifies its business into three segments: collegiate housing leasing, development consulting services, and management services.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s What Drove Equity Residential’s Strong Q3 Results

    Equity Residential (EQR) reported strong third-quarter results yesterday.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential: Shareholder Wealth by Capital Reallocation

    During the first half of 2018, Equity Residential sold four apartment properties and a land parcel for $292.7 million.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential’s Q2 Results Beat Wall Street Estimates

    Equity Residential (EQR) posted FFO (funds from operations) of $0.81 in Q2 2018, beating Wall Street’s expectations by a penny.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Think of Equity Residential?

    Analysts gave EQR a mean price target of $69.08, implying a ~8.3% rise from its current level of $63.77.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Equity Residential’s Balance Sheet Look?

    EQR reported higher revenues backed by strong growth in rental income.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Tax Plan, Interest Rates, and Other Factors Are Affecting EQR

    Since REITs are required to pay 90% of their income as dividends, the tax cuts might reduce their advantage in comparison to other corporations.

    By Raina Brown
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    Equity Residential’s Strategic Properties Give It an Edge

    Equity Residential (EQR) has properties in Southern California, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Boston, and Seattle.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Lies Ahead for AVB, ESS, and EQR?

    The residential REIT sector is on the threshold of a transition period and the performance of these stocks depends a lot on the macroeconomic as well as industrial changes taking place currently.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Residential REITs Implemented These Capital Deployment Strategies

    Residential REITs undertook various development and expansionary activities in order to maintain their leadership in the sector.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Financing Activities Leverage AvalonBay’s Balance Sheet in 2Q17

    Performance in 2Q17 AvalonBay Communities (AVB) has undertaken several development, redevelopment, and expansion projects to maintain its share in the market. It invested $400 million in new developments during the quarter. REITs such as UDR (UDR), Essex Property Trust (ESS), and Equity Residential (EQR) fund these activities with the help of debt and equity. Therefore, […]

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Income Rises in 2Q17, AvalonBay Expects Higher Expenses

    Income generated in 2Q17 AvalonBay Communities (AVB) reported NOI (net operating income) of $367.1 million, compared with $339.6 million in 2Q16. The Northern California region reported the highest NOI of $64.6 million, followed by the New York metropolitan area, which reported NOI of $61.5 million. Development and redevelopment communities reported NOI growth of $40.1 million, […]

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Geography Affected AvalonBay’s 2Q17 Results

    Wide geographical diversity AvalonBay Communities (AVB) has its assets well placed in high-demand Class A cities. These cities have soaring job growth, a high barrier to entry for competitors, and proximity to premium infrastructure. REIT peers UDR (UDR), Equity Residential (EQR), and Essex Property Trust (ESS) are repositioning their properties to Class A cities and […]

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    AvalonBay Maintains Profit with Strategic Capital Deployment

    Demographic shift American demographics are shifting towards Class A cities with high-income growth and demand for residential apartments. These cities offer job prospects and proximity to offices, schools, and other necessities for premium social living. Although these cities also have high barriers to entry, more residential apartment owners are repositioning their properties in these areas. […]

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    AvalonBay Revenue Climbs in 2Q17, Backed by Rent Growth

    Robust 2Q17 driven by rent growth AvalonBay Communities’ (AVB) total revenue of $530.5 million marginally surpassed Wall Street estimates by 0.3%. However, revenue rose by almost 6% from the year prior. Upbeat top-line growth reflected growth in development communities and stabilized operating communities. Same-store revenue rose 2.5% year-over-year. Including revenue from redeveloped communities, same-store revenue […]

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    What Lies Ahead for AvalonBay

    Robust 2Q17 results AvalonBay Communities’ (AVB) top and bottom lines exceeded expectations, backed by higher net operating income growth of 8.1%.   Factors affecting profit during 2Q17 Higher occupancy and rent growth in development communities and stabilized operating communities led to upbeat results during the quarter. Higher funds from operations expected for 3Q17 AvalonBay expects […]

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Where AvalonBay Stands after Its 2Q17 Earnings Release

    AvalonBay Communities (AVB) reported core FFO (funds from operations) of $2.09 per share, in line with Wall Street estimates.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential’s Main Revenue Drivers in 2Q17

    Equity Residential (EQR) is expected to experience slightly lower margins, mainly due to the higher cost of debt.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Can Equity Residential Ride High on Top Line in 2Q17?

    Analysts expect Equity Residential (EQR) to report revenue of $608.5 million for 2Q17 when it releases its results on July 25, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential Compared to Its Peers

    Equity Residential’s current price-to-FFO multiple is 21.01x. Its higher multiple shows that the stock has provided a consistent capital value return.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Wall Street Rate Essex Property Trust?

    Essex Property Trust’s (ESS) performance expectations in 2017 are reflected in analysts’ ratings for its stock. Analysts have given ESS a mean price target of $257.6.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Essex Property Trust Compares to Other Industry Players

    The price-to-FFO (funds from operation) ratio is the most popular method of measuring the relative valuation of real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Essex Property Trust.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Essex Property Manage Its Balance Sheet?

    In order to function as real estate investment trusts (or REIT), companies such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) have to pay almost 90% of their taxable income out as dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Essex Property Return Value to Its Shareholders?

    Real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) need to pay at least 90% of their taxable incomes as dividends or share buybacks as a prerequisite for functioning as REITs.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Trump and the Rate Hike Blessings in Disguise for ESS?

    Rising optimism among citizens bodes well for REITs such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) AvalonBay Communities (AVB), Equity Residential (EQR), and UDR (UDR).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How High Interest Could Affect ESS and Residential REITs

    REITs such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) yielded high returns in the long period during which interest rates were below average.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Development Projects Helps Essex Property Combat REIT Headwinds

    Amid the shifting residential REIT scenario, Essex Property Trust (ESS) has been able to maintain its dominant position.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Essex Property to See Growth due to Winning Strategies

    The current macroeconomic scenario is conducive for growth in the residential REIT (real estate investment trust) sector.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Essex Property and Residential REITs Are Poised to Grow

    The home building sector has set itself a course for smooth sailing amid the current favorable economic scenario.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Essex Property Maintains Its Revenue Growth

    A slow and steady improvement in the job market and rising optimism among consumers about their economic welfare has triggered a spike in the construction sector.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Essex Property: An Apartment REIT Standing Strong amid Headwinds

    The current economic environment has made investors skeptical about the real estate investment trust (or REIT) industry.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Wall Street Analysts View AvalonBay Stock

    In May 2017, 11 of 23 analysts covering AVB stock issued “buy” or “strong buy” ratings.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay—Comparison with Other Retail REITs in Its Industry

    Currently, AvalonBay Communities is offering a next-12-month (or NTM) dividend yield of 3%, which is in line with its close competitors.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay Communities: A Rewarding Stock for Shareholders

    During 2016, AvalonBay Communities (AVB) repurchased 57,172 shares worth $0.6 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay, Residential REITs Target Headwinds through Diversification

    During 1Q17, AvalonBay Communities (AVB) had completed the development of projects worth $650 million at an initially projected yield of 5.6%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Could Rising Consumer Sentiment Boost REITs Like AVB?

    According to the University of Michigan, the consumer sentiment index for May 2017 gained 2.5% year-over-year, standing at 97.1%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    AvalonBay Maintains Revenue Growth amid Industrial Headwinds

    AvalonBay’s 1Q17 revenues came in at ~$522.3 million and surpassed estimates by 0.3%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    AvalonBay: Weathering Ups and Downs in Residential REITs

    In May 2017, 11 of 23 analysts covering AvalonBay Communities (AVB) stock issued “buy” or “strong buy” ratings. Eleven analysts gave AVB a “hold” rating, and one analyst gave it a “sell” or a “strong sell” rating.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    GGP: A Rewarding Stock for Shareholders

    General Growth Properties (GGP) has been paying dividends to its shareholders consistently in every quarter since it raised its dividend 11.1% during 4Q16 to $0.22.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Equity Residential Manage Its Debt Leverage?

    Equity Residential’s effective overall borrowing rate for fiscal 2016 was ~4.5%, close to its 2015 level of ~4.6%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Equity Residential’s Geographic Expansion

    As a part of its strategy initiated in 2005, Equity Residential (EQR) started to sell off its properties to other REITs located in less-dense regions.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential’s Management Paints a Bullish Picture for 2016

    Equity Residential upwardly revised its guidance for its 2016 same-store operating performance, normalized FFO per share, and some of its transactions.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    EQR Sees a Marginal Fall in Borrowing Costs in 4Q15

    In 2015, EQR was active in both the unsecured and secured credit markets to lower its effective borrowing costs and extend its maturity profile.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Much Money Are You Spending on Rent?

    Rent is rising fast while pay raises have been very modest, which is a very difficult situation for median-income households.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Can the Government Do to Increase Housing Affordability?

    Many local governments have initiated measures to increase housing affordability. The California Community Redevelopment Law requires developers of redevelopment projects to construct 15% of the houses to be affordable for low- and moderate-income households.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Rent Is Going through the Roof

    As more and more people seek apartments, rent has also been rising rapidly. In fact, rent has been rising faster than the overall cost of living in the US.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Is Housing Affordability?

    HUD considers a house to be affordable if the cost of the total rent or mortgage plus utilities are ~30% or lower of the household’s annual income. This relates to a family of four earning at or below 80% of the area median income.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Camden Property Trust’s 4Q15 Earnings Growth Drivers

    Camden Property Trust’s portfolio occupancy rate inched up marginally by 0.1% year-over-year, reaching 96% in 3Q15. In 4Q15, its occupancy rate may likely be around the same level.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Post Properties through ETFs

    The iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR) has a 0.39% stake in Post Properties while the SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) has a 0.55% exposure.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Post Properties’ Higher-than-Average EV-to-EBITDA Multiple Means

    Post Properties’ EV-to-EBITDA ratio is in line with its historical valuation, ranging between 12.2x–25.5x, with a current EV-to-EBITDA ratio of ~21.7x.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Assessing Post Properties’ Average Price-to-FFO Multiple

    Post Properties’ TTM price-to-FFO multiple is in line with its historical valuation at around 18.9x.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging Post Properties’ FFO Payout Ratio versus Peers

    Despite its decline in FFO, Post Properties increased its dividend by 25.8%, reaching $1.56 per common share in fiscal 2014, compared to $1.24 in 2013.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Post Properties’ EBITDA Margin with Industry Average

    Post Properties recorded an EBITDA margin of 51.3% in 2014, which is lower than the industry average of 57.7%.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EdR’s Price-to-FFO Multiple Is Higher than Industry Average

    A closer look at EdR’s (EDR) trailing-12-month price-to-FFO multiple shows that it is in line with its historical valuation.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EdR’s FFO Payout Ratio Is the Highest in Its Peer Group

    FFO payout ratio is the dividend declared per common share divided by diluted FFO per common share for a given period.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Campus Communities Trades at Lower Price-to-FFO Multiple

    American Campus Communities’ (ACC) current price-to-FFO multiple is 16.6x, which is lower than some of its major peers.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Property Acquisitions and Dispositions Are Important to Post Properties

    The principal objective of Post Properties’ acquisition and disposition strategy is to build a high-quality portfolio that garners demand from residents.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Evaluating Post Properties’ Less-Than-Aggressive Property Development Strategy

    Like other major apartment REITs, Post Properties believes in generating consistent earnings growth through property development and redevelopment.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Campus Communities: FFO Payout Ratio in Line with Peers

    ACC’s FFO payout ratio declined consecutively over the past five years. The FFO payout ratio was 75.8% in 2010. It declined to 67.9% in 2012 and subsequently to 60.8% in 2014.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Campus Communities: Higher Funds from Operations

    American Campus Communities’ (ACC) funds from operations increased from $102.7 million in 2010 to $259.2 million in 2014. This is ACC’s highest FFO recorded since its IPO in 2004.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Must-Read Company Overview of Post Properties

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Post Properties is structured as an REIT and completed its initial public offering in 1993.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Property Acquisitions Add Value to American Campus Communities

    American Campus Communities believes in generating consistent earnings growth through property development and acquisitions.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Campus Communities’ Strategy: Boost Shareholder Returns

    American Campus Communities (ACC) believes its operating and investment strategy has produced positive results in recent years. It expects that strategy to help it increase profitability.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Campus Communities’ Geographically Diverse Portfolio

    American Campus Communities (ACC) is present in some of the high-growth coastal markets of the country. The geographically diverse portfolio has boded well for the healthy growth of the company.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Education Realty Trust: A Must-Know Company Overview

    Education Realty Trust is a self-managed and self-administered equity REIT. The main objective of the company is to develop, acquire, own, and manage student housing properties.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Camden’s Lower EV-EBITDA Multiple Mean to Investors?

    Camden Property Trust’s (CPT) EV-EBITDA multiple is in line with its historical valuation. Its current EV-EBITDA multiple is around 17.1x.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Camden Property Trust Trades at a Lower Price-to-FFO Multiple

    A closer look at Camden Property Trust’s (CPT) trailing 12 months price-to-FFO multiple shows that it’s in line with its historical valuation.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does AIMCO’s Lower EV-EBITDA Multiple Mean to Investors?

    AIMCO’s (AIV) EV-EBITDA multiple shows that it’s in line with its historical valuation. Over the last seven years, its EV-EBITDA was 10.5 to 18.2x, with a current EV-EBITDA multiple of 16.9x.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in American Campus Communities, a Student Housing REIT

    American Campus Communities (ACC), founded by William C. Bayless in 1993, completed an IPO in 2004 and became the first publicly traded student housing REIT on the New York Stock Exchange.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Competition Affect American Campus Communities?

    American Campus Communities (ACC) faces competition from university-owned on-campus student housing, off-campus student housing, and traditional multifamily housing units.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIMCO Trades at a Lower Price-to-FFO Multiple Than Its Peers

    Historically, a lower-than-average price-to-FFO multiple for AIMCO (AIV) shows it couldn’t provide consistent capital value return to investors in spite of a higher dividend yield than some of its peers.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIMCO Has Higher Leverage Despite Recent Debt Reduction

    At the end of fiscal 2014, AIMCO’s (AIV) consolidated debt was $4.1 billion, down 5.8% over 2013. Over the last five years, AIMCO’s total debt has declined from $5.2 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIMCO Has Reported Subdued Revenue Growth in Recent Years

    AIMCO (AIV) generates revenue primarily from leasing apartments to residents. Other revenues include management fees based on the revenues of the properties being managed.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Property Redevelopment Adds Value to AIMCO’s Portfolio

    AIMCO (AIV) invests in the redevelopment of certain apartment communities in superior locations when the investment is expected to yield higher risk-adjusted returns than existing apartments.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Camden Plans to Create Value through Strategic Initiatives

    Camden’s strategic initiatives include selective opportunities to enhance its geographically diverse portfolio of assets that meets the requirements of its residents.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Acquisitions and Dispositions Important to Camden?

    Camden Property Trust’s (CPT) focus on property acquisitions and dispositions bodes well for its healthy growth. Its average monthly revenue has improved significantly over the past several years.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Camden Property Trust’s Geographic Diversification Strategy

    The distribution of properties in the attractive US markets reflects Camden Property Trust’s geographic diversification strategy to take advantage of the growth in prime regional markets.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at AIMCO’s Diversified Renter Base

    AIMCO has a diversified renter base. The average age of AIMCO’s residents is 36 years. Around 38% of AIMCO’s renters are between the ages of 18 and 30 years.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An In-Depth Look at Camden Property Trust’s Apartment Business

    Camden Property Trust has restructured its portfolio over the past four years through strategic capital recycling and internal growth from its operating portfolio.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of AIMCO’s Geographic Coverage

    AIMCO’s main aim of its geographic coverage strategy is to maintain diversification while moving to a higher average price point.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Camden Property Trust: Its History and Its Business

    Camden Property Trust (CPT) is the fifth largest apartment REIT in the United States. At the end of fiscal 2014, it had 181 multifamily properties comprised of 63,163 apartment homes.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for AvalonBay?

    AvalonBay trades at a higher-than-average price-to-FFO multiple for the industry due to a number of reasons.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Apartment Investment & Management Company

    Apartment Investment & Management Company (or AIMCO) (AIV) is a self-administered, self-managed REIT. It’s one of the largest owners and operators of apartment communities in the United States.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Essex Property Trust Stock Fell despite Robust 3Q15 Earnings

    The market reacted negatively to Essex Property Trust’s 3Q15 earnings. Soon after the earnings release, the stock dipped by 3.6% over the previous day’s close.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential Plans to Sell Apartment Units to Starwood Capital

    On October 26, Equity Residential announced its plans to sell 72 properties in five markets to Starwood Capital. This includes 23,262 apartment units.

    By Peter Barnes
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