SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

August 17, 2010 09:23 ET

Analyst Study on Liberty Property Trust and Mack-Cali Realty -- Some Optimism Building up in the Office REIT Industry

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Office real estate investment trusts are optimistic that the commercial real estate slump could be coming to an end. A few statistical markers suggest growth in the industry. $20.6 billion worth of commercial property changed ownership in the 2nd quarter. This marks an 86% increase from this point last year. The flurry of activity could indicate a return in demand. However, as it stands office vacancy remains in the high teens. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on REIT -- office industry; traders looking for analysis on Liberty Property Trust, Mack-Cali Realty Corp. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

If demand returns, so could pre-recession pricing. As it stands, the dip in demand has lowered pricing and increased vacancy causing diminished returns from office REITs. The recovery process remains a slow one and still dependent on many factors. Unemployment figures are decreasing and the refinancing of many commercial mortgage-backed securities is increasing. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the REIT -- office industry.

A wait and see approach is still in place but increased property transactions, decreased vacancy, declining unemployment and increased refinancing could indicate growth for office REITs. 

During this earnings season back in July, Liberty Property Trust posted its fund from operations (FFO) results at $0.67 per share and a net income per diluted common share of $0.29 per share. The company also reported cash and cash equivalent of $39.5 million. Investors can register today at to download the full report on Liberty Property Trust.

Around the same time period as Liberty Property made its second quarter earnings announcement Mack-Cali Realty Corp. reported its FFO at $0.71 a share which was lower than last year's figure of $0.87 a share. The company's net income for the quarter was at $0.24 per diluted share. Investors can access free research on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation now by signing up at

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