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After spending several months earlier this year stuck at a three-star rank, enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on NorthStar Realty Finance
It's no surprise that the words "real estate" and "finance" scare many investors these days, especially following a financial meltdown that saw companies like AIG
The real estate investment trust invests in commercial real estate debt and securities and acquires properties that are net leased to corporate tenants such as Lockheed Martin
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