Article provided by Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate

Written by Alex Finkelstein, [November 24, 2010]

Almost abandoned by investors a few years ago, the nation’s 50-year-old real estate investment trust industry is back in favor with investors.

The reason: Some of the country’s largest landlords have increased dividends to shareholders.

The Wall Street Journal reports some of the largest commercial real-estate companies, including Simon Property Group Inc., Kimco Realty Corp. and Nationwide Health Properties Inc., raised their quarterly dividends this month.

More companies are expected to follow suit in the months ahead, according to the WSJ. The higher payouts reflect the higher rents and better occupancy levels, which are boosting the income pool for dividends.

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