Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, office real estate investment trust Winthrop Realty (NYSE: FUR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Winthrop's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Winthrop facts

Headquarters (founded) Boston (1961)
Market Cap $331.9 million
Industry Diversified REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $46.81 million
Management

Chairman/CEO Michael Ashner

CFO Thomas Staples

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (17.1%)
Cash/Debt $102.9 million / $258.5 million
Dividend Yield 5.3%
Competitors

Brandywine Realty (NYSE: BDN)

Regency Centers (NYSE: REG)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 249 members who have rated Winthrop believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star TMFDeej, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and Option1307.

Late last year, TMFDeej tapped Winthrop as an attractive income opportunity:

The fact that this is not exactly a special opportunity speaks volumes about what I think about Winthrop and its management. A solid 5% dividend in a market that I still think will trade sideways, with some volatile swings in both directions, for some time is attractive.

Winthrop's tasty yield, proven management team, and solid financial position continue to support its four-star CAPS status. In fact, Winthrop even boasts a much lower debt-to-equity ratio (87%) than close rivals Brandywine (135%) and Regency (119%), as well as bigger office REITs such as Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) (155%), Vornado Realty (NYSE: VNO) (141%), and Brookfield Properties (NYSE: BPO) (103%).

CAPS member Option1307 elaborates on the bull case:

Winthrop Realty has a management team that has proven itself to be dynamic and a cohesive unit and they have proved this time and time again during the past few years. Yes times were difficult, but they always seemed to manage the situations and take advantage of any opportunities that presented themselves. ...

[In my opinion], [Winthrop] is doing an excellent job of setting itself up for several years of above average returns by locking in good prices/deals/RE now while they are able to. ...

As with all REIT's, [Winthrop] has a sizable dividend to tide you over while you wait for better days to come.

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