LDR Capital Management invests in the publicly-listed preferred shares of REITs. Our investment objectives are capital preservation, providing a high quality, consistent income stream, and the generation of attractive risk adjusted returns.


Access to Capital – REITs vs. Direct Real Estate

Published 03/06/2024


Q4.2023 REIT Earnings Update

Published 20/03/2024


Volatility in REIT Preferreds

Published 07/03/2024


Preferred Spreads Remain Wide

Published 20/12/2023


Preferreds Attractive Entry Point


REIT Office Sector

Published 06/09/2023


Public REITs vs. Private Real Estate

Published 24/07/2023


REIT Preferred Spreads Highest Since Great Financial Crisis

Published 28/06/2023


REIT Performance Following Fed Tightening

Published 13/06/2023


REIT Preferred Dividend Coverages

Published 31/05/2023


REIT Preferreds – High Credit Quality

Published 13/03/2023


REIT Preferreds Offer Attractive Tax-Advantaged Yield

REIT Preferred Tax Advantage

Published 23/02/2023


REIT Preferreds: Attractive Liquid Alternative For Real Estate Investors

This research report discusses how REIT preferred shares add value to institutional real estate allocations providing 1.) A liquid complement to existing direct real estate investments and 2.) A way to augment REIT equity allocations that produces attractive investment returns while at the same time dampening volatility levels.

Published 10/04/2014


Benefits of REIT Preferreds as an Income Alternative

Published 17/12/2022


Preferred Security Primer

Our REIT Preferred Securities Primer will give you an in depth look into REIT Preferreds, the benefits of investing with Preferreds, the risks, and frequently asked questions regarding rates, capital stack, preferred dividends, distributions, and industry growth.

Published 01/10/2022


REIT Preferreds Market Overview

REIT preferred general characteristics

  • REIT Preferred General Characteristics
  • The North American REIT and Real Estate Related Preferred Market
  • Taxability of REIT Preferred Dividend Distributions
  • Liquidity of REIT Preferreds
  • Material Investment Risks in REIT Preferreds


REIT Preferreds Provide Tax Advantaged Income

Published 23/12/2020


REIT Preferred Dividends During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published 24/8/2020


REIT Preferred Asset Class Update – Second Quarter 2020

Published 29/7/2020


REIT Preferreds in the Pandemic

We offer our views regarding the impact of COVID-19 on REIT preferreds by addressing four frequently asked questions.

Published 30/06/2020


REIT Preferred Securities and COVID-19

Published 27/03/2020


REIT Preferred Securities Present Significant Opportunity

Published 31/12/2018


REIT Preferred Securities in a Rising Interest Rate Environment


REIT Preferred Asset Class Benefits from Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Published 01/01/2018

Tax Reform Commentary

Diversification Benefits of REIT Preferred and Common Stock: New Evidence from a Utility Based Framework

We study the diversification benefits of REIT preferred and common stock using a utility based framework in which investors segment based on risk aversion. Taking the view of a long run investor, we conduct our analysis using data from 1992 to 2012. We examine optimal mean-variance portfolios of investors with different levels of risk aversion given access to different classes of assets and establish three main results. First, REIT preferred and common stock provides significant diversification benefits to investors. REIT common stock helps low risk aversion investors attain portfolios with higher returns, while REIT preferred stock helps high risk aversion investors by providing a venue for risk reduction. Both asset classes receive material allocations over plausible levels of risk aversion. Second, while REIT preferred stock appears to behave somewhat like a hybrid debt/equity asset, its risk/return profile appears to not easily be replicated by those asset classes. When given the opportunity, investors will reduce allocations to REIT common stock and investment grade bonds and invest in REIT preferred stock. Finally, realistic investor constraints matter empirically. Conclusions drawn from the empirical analysis are markedly different under these constraints compared to the classical unconstrained setting.


Published 19/03/2015

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