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Omega Healthcare Investors: Turnaround Appears On Track But High Risks Remain

Despite years of deteriorating conditions in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry, Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), the nation's largest SNF REIT, was able to increase its dividend for 20 consecutive quarters. However, due to rising tenant distress, for 2018 management announced a major turnaround effort and froze the firm's quarterly dividend at its current 66 [...]

August 25th, 2018|High Yield, REIT|

Kimco Realty (KIM)

Founded 60 years ago, Kimco Realty (KIM) is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of March 31, 2018, the company owned interests in 475 U.S. shopping centers comprising 81 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in major metropolitan markets along the coast.   The [...]

July 6th, 2018|REIT|

Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)

Apple Hospitality (APLE) began trading as a publicly listed REIT in 2015. The firm's property portfolio consists of 243 Marriott and Hilton branded hotels located in 88 mostly large and urban markets throughout 34 states. Almost all of the REIT's hotels are located in high traffic locations such as suburbs, cities, or near airports. Source: [...]

July 6th, 2018|REIT|

LTC Properties (LTC)

Founded in 1992, LTC Properties (LTC) is an internally managed real estate investment trust. The firm primarily invests in senior housing and skilled nursing facilities primarily through sale-leaseback (triple net lease) transactions, mortgage financing, and structured finance solutions including mezzanine (convertible debt) lending.   The REIT's portfolio includes approximately 200 properties leased to 29 operators [...]

May 24th, 2018|REIT|

EPR Properties (EPR)

EPR Properties (EPR) is an internally managed REIT that was formed in 1997 and specializes in entertainment and experiential commercial real estate properties. EPR Properties own about $6.2 billion in assets spread across four business segments: Entertainment (60% of rent revenue): includes investments in 147 megaplex theatre properties, seven entertainment retail centers (which include seven [...]

May 18th, 2018|REIT|

Starwood Property Trust (STWD)

Starwood Property Trust (STWD) was founded in 2009 and is America's largest commercial mortgage REIT. The firm invests across the real estate capital structure and focuses primarily on originating, acquiring, financing, and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments in both the U.S. and Europe.   Starwood Property Trust is externally [...]

May 10th, 2018|REIT|

STORE Capital (STOR): Warren Buffett Bought 10% of This Lesser-Known REIT

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are a popular way for regular investors to participate in commercial real estate.   Generous yields, relatively low volatility, and steady dividend growth can make certain REITs some of the best high dividend stocks for investors seeking retirement income and capital preservation.   This is why larger, famous REITs, such as [...]

November 9th, 2017|REIT|

Omega Healthcare (OHI) Reports Disappointing Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Omega Healthcare (OHI) announced third quarter results last night that took many investors by surprise, sending the stock down as much as 10% in early trading this morning.   For those who are unfamiliar with the company, Omega Healthcare is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that provides financing and capital primarily to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). [...]

October 31st, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Welltower (HCN): A Low-Risk, High-Yield REIT With A Long Growth Runway

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are a simple way for regular investors to gain exposure to the real estate sector.   While there are many different types of REITs to choose from, healthcare in particular has strong long-term potential growth due to highly favorable demographic trends.   Let's take a look at Welltower (HCN), America's largest medical REIT, to [...]

October 18th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Realty Income (O): The Gold Standard In Safe And Steadily Growing Monthly Dividends

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, can serve as a convenient way for regular investors to profit from rental real estate while also generating income for those seeking to live off dividends in retirement.   Realty Income (O) has become famous for its generous, secure, and steadily growing dividends (23 straight years of increases and counting), [...]

October 13th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Digital Realty (DLR): A Tech REIT Benefiting From E-Commerce and Growing Dividends 12 Straight Years

Digital Realty Trust (DLR) is a fast-growing real estate investment trust (REIT) that has raised its dividend every year since going public in 2004.   While the company is still far from having a long enough dividend growth history to qualify as a member of the dividend aristocrats list, it has numerous attractive qualities for [...]

September 19th, 2017|REIT|

Crown Castle (CCI): The Highest-Yielding Stock Held by Bill Gates

Crown Castle (CCI) only began paying dividends in 2014, but the company currently offers income investors a dividend yield that's nearly twice as high as the market's with 7% to 8% annual dividend growth potential.   More importantly, Crown Castle has an attractive business model with substantial recurring revenue, excellent free cash flow generation, substantial [...]

September 6th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT): A Dividend Aristocrat and One of the Best REITs in the World

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best and easiest way for income investors to profit from rental properties without any of the hassle, paperwork, or illiquidity that goes with personally owning real estate.   Of course, now that interest rates are rising for the first time in nearly a decade, many investors are concerned [...]

July 5th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats, REIT|

National Retail Properties (NNN): A Safe, High-Yield REIT Trading Near Its 52-Week Low

Real estate has historically been a popular way to build and preserve wealth. However, buying, owning, and managing rental properties can be highly complex.   That's why Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) offer a far simpler, more liquid way for regular investors to profit from this valuable industry.   Of course, REITs are also a [...]

June 30th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|

Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI): Safe, High-Yield Income or Value Trap?

Certain real estate investment trusts (REITs) can be an excellent way for investors to meet their income needs, especially for folks living off dividends during retirement.   That being said, as with all investments, it's important to be careful and focus on high quality stocks with a long-term-focused management team, a safe dividend, a strong [...]

June 28th, 2017|High Yield, REIT|