SOURCE: WallStreetActive.Com

October 31, 2012 08:00 ET

Analyst Opinion on Liberty Property Trust and Corporate Office Properties Trust Inc. - REIT Office Companies Still Facing Challenging Times

LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) - Economic instability remains a headwind for the REIT office industry, within which Liberty Property Trust and Corporate Office Properties Trust Inc. operate. Many organizations have been putting off hiring and business plan decisions due to uncertainty regarding the European debt crisis, elections and the looming fiscal cliff. Nevertheless, job market improvements and limited new construction have been positively impacting the office sector, which saw vacancy rates decline to 17.1 percent alongside very modest rent growth in the third quarter. is unswerving when it comes to teaching the new and pro traders on how to take the helm in a market environment that has been seeing waves upon waves of changes and reap the rewards of participating in various sectors. We invite serious traders to join our financial community so that they can benefit from our free analytical coverage on Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) and Corporate Office Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: OFC) by signing up at

For the third quarter, Liberty Property Trust reported funds from operations of 64 cents per share, the same as a year ago. However, higher costs more than offset revenue growth resulting in a 21 percent fall in third quarter earnings. Moving forward, the company reportedly anticipates relatively slow growth for office rents and occupancy this year, although, industrial properties may fare better. Analyst opinion on Liberty Property Trust accessible for free at

Meanwhile, Corporate Office Properties has been moving forward with its goal of increasing focus on government related assets by divesting non-core real-estate. The company was successful in growing its 3rd quarter funds from operations by 15 percent year-over-year to $48.9 million. Nonetheless, the company posted a net loss of $20.8 million, compared to last year's net loss of $7.5 million. See what our analysts have to say on Corporate Office Properties Trust Inc. Follow the Link below

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