Shares of Campus Crest Communities yield an annual dividend of over 7.5% -- does this mean that the shares are riskier than competitors like American Campus Communities?

In the following video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson sits down with Fool contributor and Editor of the independent Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter Brad Thomas to discuss the past issues at Campus Crest, the amount of debt the company recently undertook to fund an acquisition, and how it stacks up against the competition.

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