SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

September 29, 2010 09:07 ET

Professional Research on UDR Inc. and Equity Residential -- In between Uncertainties and Hope

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) - gives shareholders valuable insight on REIT - residential stocks UDR Inc. (NYSE: UDR) and Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR). Sign up today at to receive free research reports on these equities.

The Residential REIT sector has seen a welcomed turnaround recently. After dropping about 60% of their value during the recession, many companies within the sector have been outperforming the S&P 500. This has been due to several factors including stabilization in real estate values. While many companies entered the credit crunch with large amounts of debt on the books leaving them unable to refinance, some have been able to raise cash as of late and refinance at the currently low rates. While most REITs have been yielding high returns, a double dip economic scenario could cause real estate values to become depressed and once again lower the REIT sector's value. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to free reports REIT - residential industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on UDR Inc., Equity Residential and other companies in this industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

One major positive factor the Residential REIT industry has been experiencing is the uptick in occupancy in multi-family housing markets. High unemployment levels have led people to prefer renting to owning and caused a rush towards more flexible multi-family apartment leases. In the second quarter of this year, apartment sales rose 32% from last year. The high demand for rental space has allowed landlords some measure of pricing power, helping to keep rental rates up amid the floundering economy. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting the REIT - residential industry in today's economic environment.

Another potential opportunity within the sector comes for companies able to acquire new properties. UDR Inc. recently announced the acquisition of 5 operating communities and one project which is still pending. This acquisition will also help boost the company's presence in California and Baltimore. Conversely, Equity Residential reported yesterday that it acquired a 40 storey, 679 unit apartment building in San Diego, California for $200 million. The high rise comes with a clubhouse, rooftop pool and sundeck, fitness center and theater. Traders can get direct and free access to today's full reports on UDR Inc. and Equity Residential by signing up at or

With many prices below construction cost, lots of Residential REITs are selling off shares to raise cash to take part in this beneficial acquisition environment.

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