Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

Municipal Liens as Asset Class

January 14, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Yield-seekers once again face the (more…)

And the Winner Is….

January 5, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

If you paid any attention to financial news headlines, you are aware that in 2014 (more…)

Former Lehman Traders Look to CRE

July 23, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Could it be that commercial real estate presents (more…)

Fannie Freddie Common Security: Even Bigger?

May 13, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (more…)

BlackRock vs. Blackstone: Who Did Better?

April 25, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

When Blackstone chief Stephen Schwarzman compared (more…)

Listed Real Estate as Portfolio Mainstay

February 26, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Publicly traded real estate (more…)

JP Morgan Highbridge Housing Revival Portfolio

January 17, 2013

Chidem Kurdas

The recovery of construction from the slump (more…)

Cerberus Looks to Raise Construction Stake

January 15, 2013

Cerberus chief Stephen Feinberg must be convinced that construction activity is on the way to a robust recovery. He just won’t give up (more…)

JP Morgan Highbridge Housing Bet

October 16, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Will JP Morgan’s $26 billion hedge fund business Highbridge Capital (more…)

Who Will Pay for Bad Mortgages?

September 28, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

The good news is that the US economy continues to grow despite panic rounds caused by the European debt crisis. The not so good news: housing losses continue to drag the economy while regulators, banks, investors and homeowners battle over who will bear the brunt of the real estate bust.

The problem is how to allocate the losses, said Joseph Tracy, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, (more…)