Suffice it to say with growing interest in real estate investment trusts, including the bevy

of mortgage lenders that converted to publicly traded REITs, 2004 will go down as the year the REIT industry went from niche to mainstream. Before the chapter on this year's activity closes, however, comes word from Starwood Capital Group Global that it has secured a position in the blossoming industry via its new Starwood Real Estate Securities fund.

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