SOURCE: StockCall


June 21, 2011 09:09 ET

Equity Research on Realty Income Corp. and Simon Property Group Inc. - REIT - Retail Getting Ready for the Future

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the REIT - Retail industry and has completed analytical research on Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O) and Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Investors throughout the markets sought places to protect their money during the downturn. The REIT sector was often a target in 2009 and 2010 as the trusts outperformed much of the broader market. After a brief period of concern surrounding the economy held the stocks back during March of this year, they once again raced ahead when unemployment saw some gains. For the retail sector specifically, strengthening consumer trends are helping motivate retailers to snap up vacancies and get their products back in front of the public. 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 Realty Income Corp. and Simon Property Group Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

In the current environment, it is possible that REIT - Retail companies with capital flexibility will seek out distressed properties and make acquisitions if they can get attractive prices. Still, after the economic downturn put many of the over-leveraged out of business, companies may be more cautious. Realty Income Group recently announced a bond offering with the intent of using the funds raised on acquisitions. Realty Income Corp. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Another way the sector is considering positioning itself for the future is an entrance into the Chinese retail outlet market. The rampant consumerism that has taken hold now that the Chinese middle class has gained access to more disposable income has created an attractive opportunity for REITs. Simon Property Group Inc. is considering expansion into China to try and take advantage of the success American and European retailers have had there. Simon Property Group Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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