SOURCE: StockCall


April 12, 2012 08:25 ET

Analyst Research on DDR Corp. and Simon Property Group Inc. - REIT Retail May Be Finding Its Feet

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2012) - offers investors comprehensive research on the REIT - Retail industry and has completed analytical research on DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) and Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Recession lows were particularly trying for retail REIT companies, which are closely tied to consumer spending patterns. However, REITs have been rebounding with gusto lately, buoyed by the low interest rate environment imposed by the FED. Although retail REITs have been somewhat lagging behind multi-family and medical, the month of March saw improvements in some key metrics for the sector. Breaking a 7-year streak, the average vacancy rate in U.S. strip malls fell last month while rents rose, the same was true for regional malls, indicating that the sector may be finding its feet. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the REIT - Retail industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the REIT - Retail industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on DDR Corp. and Simon Property Group Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Within retail REITs, growth has not been equally spread, with companies involved in luxury and high-end retailing faring better than their middle of the range counterparts. Simon Property Group Inc. seems well aware of the current demand for high-end shopping, having recently announced that its two new Premium Outlets® centers in development will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. Investors looking for complimentary research on Simon Property Group Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

Many industry players presently appear focused on expanding their prime portfolio. For example, DDR Corp. recently announced the $47 million acquisition of a prime shopping center in Illinois as well as the acquisition of its partner's portion of two high quality prime shopping centers in Oregon and Phoenix. Investors looking for free research on DDR Corp. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

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